Boatworks

Two AIS Numbers

by Gordon West, Posted June 18, 2014

I have a Boat U.S.-issued MMSI (Maritime Mobile Service Identity) number for my VHF radio, and now I’m adding a Garmin AIS 600 Class B transponder.


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Electronics

In recent years it has become more feasible than ever to navigate using a smartphone or tablet. Apps have improved to the point where they rival paper charts and chartplotters. With so many good navigation apps available, the question is: which is best for you?


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Boatworks

Galvanic Problems

by Nigel Calder, Posted June 18, 2014

In the August 2010 issue, Nigel Calder discussed zinc corrosion. As recommended I installed a galvanic isolator in an attempt to stop rapid zinc corrosion and blistering


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Electronics+Navigations

Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 16, 2014

The Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector is a plug-in dongle licensed by Apple that quickly acquires a satellite lock anywhere in the world without cell tower assistance to instantly add location support for the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPod touch.


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Racing News

U.S sailor Ryan Breymaier and Spanish co-skipper Pepe Ribes have won the doublehanded IMOCA Ocean Masters New York to Barcelona race, completing the transatlantic course in 14 days 2 hours and 44 minutes. 


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Facnor's flat deck furler on a J/111

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