Electronics

On keeping up/coexisting with the Joneses…

It’s been pointed out to me on many occasions that the whole concept of VolksCruisers puts some folks at a real disadvantage in the social context of cruising. Many have even suggested/demanded that I should come up with some, shall we say “cunning”, ways to make a VolksCruiser more socially acceptable. Seriously? I can only …

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DIY AIS receiver…

Here’s a simple cheapseats AIS receiver over at Hisse et Oh you may want to check out. Now, don’t you wish you’d paid more attention in French class during high school? Not to worry, Google translate is there for you if you need help… Facebook Twitter Share this post


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and in “the best of times the worst of times” department…

This is just neat… A Garmin GPS chartplotter and fishfinder for $299. While being told I’m a Luddite all the time I can still see the value of good quality cheap electronic aids to navigation because they make the whole VoksCruising gig easier, safer, and more affordable. Sure you can pay a lot more for …

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More needful stuff…

Did you know that Dung beetles can navigate using the stars? You might want to remember that when someone tells you celestial navigation is an esoteric art too difficult to learn. So, with that little factoid bouncing around your brain pan, maybe we should look at needful navigation stuff for the VolksCruising set… Obviously, being …

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