05 Jul 2015
Design Overview I gather there are two approaches to boat electrics,
minimal and complex. It's fair to say I've gone for complex. I had several goals at
the start of this project. I want to be able to get as much data
as possible in an open format and crunch it. At the time that meant NMEA0183,
as the protocol was easy to work with (and extend) with relatively ...
17 Oct 2014
I have lights! A good thing too because it's suddenly very dark outside,
and worse inside the boat. I've been tinkering with this one for a while and
I'm pleased enough with the latest design to go public with them. Here's what I've
got: 1 x strip of 5050 warm-white LEDs from eBay - go for the "300
leds/m" variety, you want as many as possible. A 5m st...
18 Aug 2014
I've been working on lots of sub-projects at once, most of which are
still semi-incomplete. However one which is now complete is the bow-pole (or the
"boats nose" according to my 2yo daughter), so I thought I'd document that.
Hardware The pole as delivered by Multihulls Direct didn't need much, just
two U-bolts for the Screecher and Spinnaker attach...