Tag: NMEA 2000

Grace’s updated network for 2017

My sailboat network is quite extensive, and I made a lot of changes in 2017 including a radar arch, new instruments, updates to connectors and more.

/ June 13, 2017

Yacht Devices Voyage Recorder – a black box for your boat

The Yacht Devices Voyage Recorder is a great device to add to your NMEA 2000 network as a "black box" recorder. Almost anything from the network can be recorded and analyzed afterwards for trip records, performance analysis, or more.

/ March 3, 2017

Amazon Echo Dot is perfect for the sailboat

Amazon Echo is perfect for the sailboat. The number one use is choosing what music to listen to, which is important for the crew. In addition, quick access to various news and fact sources comes in handy while on the...

/ November 1, 2016

Power System Design

Grace came with a very basic power system which had some major problems. I chose to update it using MasterVolt as the primary charging, distribution and control system, Balmar for engine power management, and Firefly carbon foam batteries as the heart.

/ September 20, 2016

iKommunicate unboxing and install

Digital Yachts iKommunicate is a great device to have on a networked boat to help unify everything, as well as provide a web and app portal to all of your instruments and data.

/ July 6, 2016

Yacht Devices Text Display review

Yacht Devices released a cool little NMEA 2000 display device that works perfectly at a Nav station or remote spot where you need to see snippets of critical data. It is easy to install and doesn't use much power.

/ June 8, 2016

Grace’s integrated 5 part network

Large sailboat network including NMEA 2000, SeaTalk, MasterBus, WiFi and ethernet. I believe in deeply integrated and instrumented systems, and want to know everything about anything, anywhere.

/ June 1, 2016

B&G V50 VHF radio and H50 wireless handset

I needed to replace a non-DSC VHF radio on my sailboat, and needed a helm station too. B&G offers a state of the art VHF radio with wireless handset that worked out perfectly.

/ May 23, 2016

NMEA 2000 bus data and SignalK

Examining NMEA 2000 data on my large sailboat network, and looking at SignalK along the way.

/ May 22, 2015