Do it yourself Boat Monitoring System

RogerMisty Monitoring Screen V2Main 390Isn’t it neat that a lot of boaters gleefully invent stuff to improve their vessels? A fairly extreme example is one Roger Jones who put together his own elaborate boat monitoring system, wrote the necessary software too, and then created a site where anyone can download this software for free and read Roger’s well written instructions about how to assemble the hardware from off-the-shelf parts. Roger’s screen shots indicate that Version 2, currently in “beta”, can not only mind batteries, AC power, pumps, lights, and NMEA 0183 nav data, but can also display weather buoy data (from where I don’t know) and video. Nice work, Roger! (By the way, I learned about this because Roger posted a message on our Electronics Forum at PMY).

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Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now excited to have Ben Stein as very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Panbo is going to the next level in 2019 and beyond.

3 Responses

  1. Keith Wingate says:

    “Do it yourself Boat Monitoring System” 4/13/2005
    This is a concept I have had for a long time. I am a quint essential “do it yourselfer”. I would very much like to see what Roger Jones has done.
    Hear is the issue, the web link does not seem to work? I tried from and from the electronics forum. Is there an updated link? Has Roger removed his material from the Web? I am just curious if I can still take a look at what he has done.
    Keith Wingate

  2. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    FYI: It turns out that Roger has his site off line today for reconfiguration. Keith and Roger are also now in touch directly. A lot goes on behind the scenes at Panbo!

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