Great to hear from you. I believe both R/V Gulf Surveyor, and R/V Gulf Challenger are flush with crew right now, but I will certainly keep you in mind. You may have some luck with filling in trips for the Shoals Marine
Lab. I'd be happy to point you towards the folks you'd need to contact.
If you're in the area and interested in the Garmin project
perhaps we could meet at the Gulf Surveyor and I can show you where I'm at. If it seems like a good time, we can go from there. I always enjoy collaborating on projects. My degrees are in marine
bio and ocean engineering so this project
is forcing some serious learning
for me in the computer science space. At this point, I'm trying to understand some wireshark captures on the Garmin network, and then attempting to decode packets with the hex editor, Hexinator.
Happy to go into more detail if you're interested,