Tuesday, June 30, 2009

More projects

Today I repaired the inboard end of our whisker pole, which had been broken since the last run down the coast. I also installed an AIS receiver, which is a great safety feature. You can see the location, name, direction and speed of travel, and other information continually being transmitted from all large ships in the area. I could see ships upriver to Portland, and up to 70 miles offshore.


Vicki said...

I'm excited about this AIS!

Mark said...

Just curious, what AIS receiver did you select?
I would like to get Rosepoint Coastal Explorer and AIS, but the units vary from 190 to 400 which seems steep.

Mark said...

I got the Smart Radio SR161 receiver and VHF splitter from Milltech Marine. Total for both units came to $330, incl. shipping.