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Superyacht Sonar Server - Build Your Own Bathy Charting

Running aground while trying to edge into a shallow water anchorage must be high up the list of “DON’T DOs” for any Superyacht Captain.  With owners and guests increasingly wanting that really special anchorage or close to beach location, relying on traditional (and maybe out of date) chart depth data and a sounder could spell disaster and embarrassment. 266 more words

General News

Summer's Here and the AquaWear WLN20 Gateway Gets Your Navigation On Deck

Summer is arriving and the last place you want to be stuck, figuring out your charts and navigation, is down below at the chart table or lower helm.   284 more words

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The Big Bash 2015

We went on our first boat trip of the year. We left our home dock on Friday, April 24th, and tied up to the docks at the Port of Poulsbo that afternoon. 1,705 more words

Projects

OpenCPN on the Raspberry Pi 2 with AIS

This past weekend I gave a presentation to a group of local sailors and boaters touting the benefits of running OpenCPN on a System-on-a-chip board such as the Raspberry Pi. 643 more words

Projects

Visualizing Radio Propagation in GNU Radio with gr-uhdgps, gr-eventstream and Google Earth

Radio propagation is a complex process in the real world, elaborate models are often used to predict expected propagation effects over known terrain, but in many cases there is no substitute for measuring ground truth.   1,369 more words

Software Radio

Navionics App + Digital Yacht WLN10 = Amazing Sonar Charts Live

The Navionic’s iOS and Android app has proved incredibly popular with boaters throughout the world and it’s now just introduced some game changing features.

The Miami Boatshow 2015 saw Navionics pick up the Innovation Award for their new Sonar Chart… 259 more words

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Heave, roll and pitch in NemaStudio 1.26

New version of NemaStudio includes Attitude instrument

Recently Sailsoft released version 1.26 of NemaStudio. Apart from a few relevant bug fixes and some minor improvements a new instrument is introduced, the Attitude instrument. 281 more words

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