Category: Reviews

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Nemo gateway – easy NMEA networking for your boat

Connecting marine electronics together is an important goal for modern boaters. Many different ways exist to do this, but most require gateways or direct connections to larger equipment. Once you have them connected, configuration and being able to use all...

/ March 14, 2018

Lighthouse 3.3 – radar and AIS plus more

Raymarine continue to come out with updates to Lighthouse v3 that include new features and bring forward items from v2. Version 3.3 was released a few weeks ago, and includes support for older eS and gS series MFDs, Navionics Plotter...

/ February 25, 2018

Portable lithium jump starter for the sailboat

I made a decision to have a single battery bank for both my house and starting needs on Grace. I use a NOCO Genius Boost jump starter to ensure I won't end up dead in the water. It gives me around 20 chances to...

/ February 21, 2018

Fridge Optimizer now supports SignalK

The Stainless Lobster Fridge Optimizer still remains one of my favorite additions, mainly because of the massive power savings and visibility. Recently, the folks at Stainless Lobster released new firmware that supports output of stats via the USB port and...

/ January 27, 2018

Easy security cameras for the sailboat via Arlo

Keeping your boat secure is always a challenge. Video security is hard to do because of bandwidth and cost. Arlo cameras have solved this for my sailboat, providing high quality video day or night, low bandwidth use, and easy to...

/ December 28, 2017

AMEC WideLink SOTDMA AIS Transponder

Seattle and Elliott Bay is a busy marine location, and I am always looking for a better AIS system so that others can see me clearly. AMEC has released the B600 AIS Class B transponder with more than double the...

/ December 13, 2017

Lighthouse 3.2 – Navionics auto routing and Fusion audio support

Raymarine continues to release updates to Lighthouse 3 on a fairly aggressive schedule. The latest is version 3.2 which includes support for three things I was very interested in – Navionics dock-to-dock autorouting, Fusion audio support, and upgrading other Raymarine...

/ November 16, 2017

Raymarine Lighthouse 3.1 – autopilot goodness

Raymarine released LightHouse 3.1 with a number of new improvements and fixes. I installed it a few days after it was released, and tested it out. I found a number of really nice things that were added, specifically around the auto...

/ September 13, 2017

FixClip – the last clips you will ever need

Attaching things to random places on the boat seems like a common occurrence, and sometimes hard to do. I stumbled across Fix Clips and I don’t need anything else.

/ August 30, 2017