Comments for OceanLines http://oceanlines.biz Helpful information on products, equipment, systems and services for boat owners Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Comment on Annual Top 10 Boat Names List from BoatUS by Emily http://oceanlines.biz/2014/04/annual-top-10-boat-names-list-from-boatus/comment-page-1/#comment-10116 Tue, 29 Apr 2014 18:05:02 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=7272#comment-10116 “A Salt Weapon” (at the Miami Boat Show!) is the best one I’ve seen.

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Comment on VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance by Tom http://oceanlines.biz/2014/01/vesselvanguard-plans-tracks-your-boat-maintenance/comment-page-1/#comment-8431 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:28:01 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=7100#comment-8431 Hi Don — I’m glad you liked the story, but I just call ‘em and write ‘em as I see ‘em. It’s a good service at a fair price, therefore something my readers should hear about. Best of luck! — Tom

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Comment on VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance by Don Hyde http://oceanlines.biz/2014/01/vesselvanguard-plans-tracks-your-boat-maintenance/comment-page-1/#comment-8430 Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:22:34 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=7100#comment-8430 Tom, Thank you very much for the coverage of VesselVanguard. We really appreciate your article and hope that your readers find their way to us as subscribers.

Thanks again.

Best regards,

Don Hyde

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Comment on Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style by Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style with Plan2Nav … | enavsoft.com http://oceanlines.biz/2013/07/marine-navigation-on-android-arrives-in-style/comment-page-1/#comment-7686 Thu, 08 Aug 2013 16:28:38 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=6878#comment-7686 […] View post: Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style with Plan2Nav … […]

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Comment on Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style by www.H2ONetwork.tv http://oceanlines.biz/2013/07/marine-navigation-on-android-arrives-in-style/comment-page-1/#comment-7681 Mon, 05 Aug 2013 16:49:43 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=6878#comment-7681 Tom thanks for the review. We cannot wait to try out the ‘Droid version !

Cheers

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Comment on Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style by What's New in Marine Science? | Marine Science Today http://oceanlines.biz/2013/07/marine-navigation-on-android-arrives-in-style/comment-page-1/#comment-7660 Fri, 02 Aug 2013 05:00:25 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=6878#comment-7660 [...] Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style [...]

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Dave Rogers http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5287 Sat, 18 Feb 2012 18:38:37 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5287 I just read back through the comments. One brought-up a very interesing point. The question was whether or not the GPS in an iPad can be sensed in a cabin. All hifreq signals are line of sight. Thus you would need a GPS antenna on the boat exterior. I don’t quite know how that can be accomplished with an iPAD -doubt if there is a connection. I am very much opposed to dependence on personal (hand carried) devices for navigation. I view GPS as a wonderful type of measurement that allows your boat’s GPS info to be part of a process control software algorithm, along with every boat near you. Because of new GPS refresh rates, the ANN System can, so to speak, “love and protect you” (Song from Fiddler on the Roof – I love). Back to reality. Our system will have a version for portability around the boat. I’ll not tell you how, that is unique. Secondly, if you are intereste how we include your, and other GPSs as part of control system algorithms, I suggest you take a look at the patent – http://www.uspto.gov – search on Pat No. 7,047,114. I feel this is a very novel, secure and fail-safe approach for protection. No Internet socializing or games in our system, we are all business and want to keep you safe, as Ford Motor says, “QUALITY IS JOB ONE’ we are both, “QUALITY and YOUR NAVIGATION SAFETY” is job one. – Dave Rogers

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Dave Rogers http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5286 Sat, 18 Feb 2012 00:31:35 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5286 A little bit about my background that gave me suffient oh-water and computer systems entrprise necessary to do the team leadership to design the ANN System. I was an Assoc. Research Consultant with US Steel Research and HQ Engineering in the process control group – systems for steel plants, underground coal mines, chem and plastic plants,etc. then rec’d an appointment as Senior Fellow with Carnegie Mellon Univesity’s Research Institute, again, robotic, computer systems enterprises. Retired and was lead engr for the EMMA System (http://www.inrangesystems.com/#4
while sailing for 5 Years on Lake Eriev – 28 ft. Pearson Sloop, learned navigation and seamanchip then.

So this all prompted me, in the interest of preventing loss of life and serious injury to come-up with the next generation navigation system. But don’t be concerned, we are not all work, no play. There are some ‘play related features in the system. Point to point safe course monitoring to transient docks, entertainment, lodging, keeping track of your favorite fishing hole, etc. then provide a safe course to it when you want to go. Yes, we are human and LOVE SAILING.
US Pat #7,047,114 that serves as the model for the system platform. Now living in South Burlington,VT.
Good to meet you all. If you have questions, input,suggestions,etc. Don’t hesitate to send me an Email.

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Dave Rogers http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5285 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 17:50:00 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5285 Reply to Patrick Tadlock, Pat, our new system uses an on board ‘communicating, warning, and course advisory’ device. It will pick up a GPS within the device, as well as other on-board information. Yes, depth. Thus as yours, and every other vessel with a real time depth sounder, will transmit in real time at a rate of 1 packet/sec equal to the new GPS frequencies. That packet depth info will be analyzed by a software module on the server that updates the downloaded chart from NOAA, Navteq, etc. This is particularly important to the barge commerce on the rivers, just like it is important to you. We estimate millions of dollars in savings due to delay avoidance. We want to take navigation assistance to the next generation. The only way this will be accomplished is use of server based software apps that apply years of knowledge that has been applied in controlling large industrial processes, etd. (Automatic APPS, so to speak, that are enabled by the postion of your vessel) If I could only find the funding, we would be on our way!!!! We estimate
$ billions in savings, and we see profitabiltiy, just like the game and Internet Socializing Corps. – Long term a couple $ billion per year. We need to get the word out. Everyone is focused on FACEBOOK, TWITTER, we want to use new technologies to save lives in rivers, waterways, lakes, and at sea. I very firmly believe that our system with its Proactive Threat Warnnig and course advisory capability, based on high refresh speeds vs. AIS, would’ve prevented the Contra Concordia – Of course I would have to assume that a Cruise ship company such as Carnavale have excellent charts that the software could process – after all they have thousands of people on-board.

So, I’d appreciate it if the word got out about our ANN (Assistant Naval Navigator) System – it’s difficult to find anyone who knows something about marine navigation, that has interest in funding a solid project that involved more than 50 experts in boating,towing, military, A-Captains, state-of-the-art technologies.

Dave Rogers
rogerscd3@comcast.net

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Dave Rogers http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5284 Fri, 17 Feb 2012 16:50:50 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5284 I become a bit concerned when you indicate every vessel needs an ipad. For the past several years I have been studying USCG recreational boat accident statistics. The major catastrophic accidents are caused by inattention and collision. Collisions ranging from other craft, above and below water impediments, parked tugs, barges, new breakwaters, on the way to an accident, racing. It would seem to me, from my studies, that an ipad presents the ideal facilitator for distraction. Very true, charts, Doppler weather, etc. But when push comes to shove, it is still useful as a ‘real time communicator’ and and a source for distraction. Doesn’t really provide a ‘real time’ picture or graph of the environment inside the vessel or outside. What is needed is a separate proactive warning system, dedicated client/on-shore server for by-region managment, tracking vessels, assistance in disastor and emergencies, closed system tracking and proactive threat warning followed by an advisory threat evasive course/action. I’m trying to find a Venture Capitalist. We’re ready to go to Beta site on the Potomac – have outsources, long term manufacturing plan etc. Is there help out there? One on-board graphics display cellular-based commuicator – 1/12th cost of a chart plotter, close to cost of iPad.

Dave Rogers
South Burlington, VT

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Patrick Tadlock http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5273 Wed, 15 Feb 2012 04:19:56 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5273 My wife and I just bought a 23′ Ebbtide Cuddy, in which we plan to take day trips, and maybe overnight on the mid to upper Mississippi R, We do most of our boating out of St. Charles , MO. My wife likes to follow our course on a river map, but as the river bank changes (like after a flood) and the maps become outdated, sometimes she looses track of exactly where we are.
I would like to get a GPS unit that would pinpoint our location on the river. If I purchased an iPad, can I get an APP for that section of Mississippi R. and that would also show our GPS position on a chart? We already have iphones and Mac laptops, but I would like to get an iPad instead of a fixed mount GPS.

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Chris http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5227 Fri, 03 Feb 2012 19:13:38 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5227 eTienne,
I checked out that app, but the comments say that as a European-made app, it offers poor coverage of North America.
Also, the screenshots look like more of the same, i.e. weather comments like sunny or cloudy, temperature and precipitation chance. Sailors need wind and wave height and a discussion of the weather outlook such as where lows and highs are forming and moving. Your suggested app doesn’t seem to offer anything like that.
Chris

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by eTienne http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5216 Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:41:03 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5216 About not finding a suitable weather app: did you try http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/weatherpro-for-ipad/id373515261?mt=8 ? Any comments?

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Comment on New Nordhavn 120 Construction Photos by Ed W. http://oceanlines.biz/2012/01/new-nordhavn-120-construction-photos/comment-page-1/#comment-5211 Sat, 28 Jan 2012 22:43:48 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=5613#comment-5211 Greetings Everyone; It appears that after a whole lot of hype, and a few very nice boats that “Pacific Expedition Yachts” is out of business. The phone number on their website does not answer (the response sounds like it is disconnected)… and their website is about a year out of date. Any update on this company after it moved; or did it simply go out of business? Thank You.

Their website links: http://www.pacificexpedition.com/

http://pacificexpedition.blogspot.com/

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Comment on Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat by Dan http://oceanlines.biz/2010/08/heres-why-you-need-an-ipad-on-the-boat/comment-page-1/#comment-5184 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 00:09:56 +0000 http://oceanlines.biz/?p=4469#comment-5184 Great article – I have the benefit of starting from start on a navigation/electronics package and I definately want to include the ipad apps. What would be the best radar system that would tie this all in or do I have think independently on that aspect?

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