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.
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 water.
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.
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.
I continue to tweak my scripts and data collection on my NMEA 2000 server that I added to last year in Data collection from the sailboat. They are not even close to being ready for prime time, but the data I’m collecting is starting to force me to adapt the system
For the last few years, I have had a server of some sort on Jammy collecting various amounts of data. As my NMEA 2000 network continues to grow, I look forward to collecting even more data. My eventual goal, and life long project, is to be able to develop a