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Feb
06
Remotely accessing boat systems

Remotely accessing boat systems

Accessing your boat remotely is a common desire. Most people can access their home remotely, so it seems like it should be just as easy for your boat. But there are some limitations with the types of connectivity that most boaters have that make it a bit more challenging.
25 min read
Jan
23
Set up Signal K and Grafana on Raspberry Pi with PICAN-M NMEA 2000 board

Set up Signal K and Grafana on Raspberry Pi with PICAN-M NMEA 2000 board

With the advent of streamlined Raspberry Pi + NMEA 2000 hardware, building a dedicated Signal K server has never been easier. This article walks you through the steps.
30 min read
Jan
15
Fresh water system improvements

Fresh water system improvements

In the last couple of months, I've made some improvements to my fresh water system in a number of areas. It started with the toilet, and progressed into filtering, pumping, and the shower itself.
18 min read
Dec
24
Teltonika RUTX11 LTE router

Teltonika RUTX11 LTE router

The Teltonika RUTX11 is a single category 6 LTE router with a ton of features, extra services and connectivity, and all for an inexpensive price.
23 min read
Dec
19
T-Mobile 100GB internet data plan

T-Mobile 100GB internet data plan

T-Mobile is offering a decent hotspot / router plan again for $50/month that includes 100GB of data, roaming, and more!
16 min read
Dec
14
Vesper Cortex after a few months

Vesper Cortex after a few months

The Vesper Cortex is an AIS Class B+ SOTDMA transponder combined with VHF radio and remote monitoring. It shows amazing promise after the first few months of use.
43 min read
Dec
03
Actisense smart universal terminators

Actisense smart universal terminators

Keep your NMEA 2000 network running smoothly with a universal terminator that has an LED showing bus voltage, and can be used easily at either end of the bus.
6 min read
Oct
20
Poynting OMNI-496 WiFi antenna

Poynting OMNI-496 WiFi antenna

The Poynting OMNI-496 is an excellent dual band WiFi antenna built for the marine world.
9 min read
Oct
20
NMEA 2000 powered Raspberry Pi

NMEA 2000 powered Raspberry Pi

Easy to install Raspberry Pi computer that gets its power from the NMEA 2000 bus. Great for SignalK, OpenCPN, and OpenPlotter.
20 min read
Sep
25
Furuno SCX-20 Satellite Compass

Furuno SCX-20 Satellite Compass

I've been using the Furuno SCX-20 Satellite Compass and am impressed. It has a super accurate GPS, compass, roll/pitch/yaw, and all in a tiny package.
12 min read