An interesting site which nobody here seems to have come across yet... Hackerfleet.org
We offer you a unique experience. All your Systems on your Ship integrated into one platform, accessible from every device on board that has a browser. It might be your Smartphone, the Notebook that is already installed at the navigational Desk or even the new Tablet that you got for Christmas. We dont care, our System works everywhere.
We are offering a highly integrated system with up-to-date Charts, Weatherreports, GRIB-Data, AIS-Reception, Trafficreports from other Ships around you and much more. The displayunit is already in your pocket, there is no need to mount more Displayunits in your cockpit or at your navigational Desk.
To explain my interest, I'm running:
, AIS-B transponder, multiband VHF-UHF programmable radio
, Plotter + spare handheld plotter + Android tablet with charts
+ Android phone
with charts + laptop
, raymarine autohelm
rotovecta (turns my autohelm
steering), onboard wifi
network with 3G connectivity, Wifi
pan-tilt-zoom masthead CCTV camera
with boosted IR LEDs, 300w solar
and 400ah of deep cycle goodness... and some other things I've forgotten.
This is on my 24 foot trailerable swing-keel - not on a 40ft blue water
cruiser, so yes, I'm a bit of a technosailer.
Are many people interested in this kind of thing?