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Tour a cool floating DIY electronics lab (Video)

Northwest boater and engineer Steve Roberts turned his yacht into an ever-evolving electronics laboratory. Datawake was years in the making and is outfitted with endless gadgets including a ham radio, milling machine, 3D printer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino based systems for data collection, along with endless tools for tinkering. She even has a kitty litter box equipped […]

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Gifts that give a little more

Among the lessons cruising has taught me: that a frugal life brings returns in personal happiness, and that seeking simplicity results not in deprivation but in a feeling of abundance. Living in our floating Tiny Home, “stuff” is the enemy. Still… once the tryptophan effect wears off after Thanksgiving, there’s an undeniable pull for a lot […]

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Random propeller thoughts

I’ve been thinking about propellers lately.  A lot. No, I can’t explain that.  Perhaps it is a residue of our recent election.  Or something. Nevertheless… Now, I am not a trained Naval Architect.  But still, I have thoughts which seem coherent (to me at least, but then the judge may be biased), some brought on […]

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Network connections to navigation software

In anticipation of our new Starpath eNav Trainer (an integrated, multi-vessel GPS, AIS, VHF, and heading sensor simulator), we have here a few notes on how to make a network connection to your navigation software. The process is very similar for all software, with differences only on how you access the needed input screens. Then […]

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Gear Review: Yeti Love

When we were traveling in the Airstream we had a nice stainless steel Coleman cooler that did a great job for us keeping things cold and looking shiny. But the marine environment doesn’t care about shiny. The hardware started to rust a little, and we decided we needed something tougher that could stand up to […]

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