The goal of SailBits is to tell a story about how technology and boating work together, to share ideas about projects, and help others learn from the experience.

BioSok

April 21, 2008 | 0 Comments
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My previous engine had a meltdown before I had it removed, and that included dumping a huge quantity of watery …

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Boatsense unit failed again

March 11, 2008 | 0 Comments
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A few evenings ago I went to the boat to check on some things, and decided to test the new Boatsense unit …

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Second Boatsense unit installed

February 28, 2008 | 0 Comments
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Got a replacement Boatsense unit from the manufacturer, and installed it last week. No problems on the swap – took …

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Knocking noise partially solved – PSS Shaft Seal

February 17, 2008 | 0 Comments
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For a while I’ve had a knocking noise when at low idle after the engine repower.  After a lot of …

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Boatsense Problems

February 7, 2008 | 0 Comments
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I’ve had the new Boatsense Remote Vessel monitoring solution installed for a week or so now, and have had a …

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Harrowing sail

February 5, 2008 | 0 Comments
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I took today off to sail around the bay and continue to test out some of the new systems on …

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Remote vessel monitoring

January 30, 2008 | 0 Comments
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For a long time I’ve dreamt of having a system that would send me an email or text message when …

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Shipmodul NMEA multiplexer

December 15, 2007 | 0 Comments
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While redesigning my navigation system, I realized that I wanted several instruments to share information with my chartplotter, while also …

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AIS receiver

December 10, 2007 | 0 Comments
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I was going through a major overhaul on my navigation system and decided to install an AIS receiver. There are …

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Garmin GPSMAP 5208 Chartplotter

December 9, 2007 | 0 Comments
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Part of my navigation systems overhaul was to replace my handheld Garmin 76C GPS with something larger and more reliable, fixed mounted, …

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Navigation system overhaul

December 1, 2007 | 0 Comments
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I decided it was time to re-wire and re-tool my entire navigation system.  I’ve written articles on parts of each …

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Coastal Explorer

October 14, 2007 | 0 Comments
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I was looking for PC based navigation software – there’s a lot of choices out there.  Eventually after reviewing over …

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