Sunrise over a benign Gulf Stream
Sunday, June 30, 2013
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
I have always felt that AIS is a game changer, especially on sailboats. The ability to quickly identify contacts and see their CPA (closest point of approach), course, speed etc. will make offshore watch-keeping much less stressful. If you install an AIS transponder then other vessel should be able to see your details, which is even better. I have recently helped to install a Vesper Marine XB-8000 AIS transponder with WiFi on a friends boat. I believe that this is the best deal out there (for the moment) as the use of iPad apps via WiFi makes the system much more usable.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Top of hatch, which passed the 200lb Irishman jump test.
Underneath. The sides were well formed.
Slight build up or resin in the corner but not a major issue.
Good enough edge.