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Old 23 May 2008, 06:47   #11
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Yup. Simrad AIS50. I seldom leave the Solent/IOW area and have a healthy distrust of some of the convenience flagged box carriers. Pity is that one doesn't know if there is anyone on the bridge looking at their own display!
It's a good bit of kit marred by a screen that is too small for my ageing eyes and is sometimes not quite bright enough. If there's anything better next year I will fit it on next boat.
As I understand it many large vessels don't have a user friendly display (radar style) for AIS information... so even if there is someone on the bridge he may not be getting the info you expect.
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Old 29 May 2008, 11:55   #12
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Don't a lot of the later Garmin chartplotters have AIS receive built in?


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Old 29 May 2008, 12:45   #13
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Anybody using one of these which I have just found on MM:

http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/gps-r...or690891.bhtml

Can't find much info about it but it looks like a good idea!
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Its a pity that in common with most NASA gear, its not waterprrof and would be useless on an open RIB.
If it had been more than splashproof I would have had one myself.
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Garmin, like most chartplotters these day's will take a feed from an AIS device and overlay that info on the chart. Garmin do not have AIS engines built in.
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Anybody using one of these which I have just found on MM:

http://www.mailspeedmarine.com/gps-r...or690891.bhtml

Can't find much info about it but it looks like a good idea!
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Its a pity that in common with most NASA gear, its not waterprrof and would be useless on an open RIB.
If it had been more than splashproof I would have had one myself.
It's only the units in that style case that aren't waterproof (and it's a shame they aren't) - otherwise a useful unit. The yottie instruments are all waterproof though.
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Garmin, like most chartplotters these day's will take a feed from an AIS device and overlay that info on the chart. Garmin do not have AIS engines built in.
Fair enough. I run Lowrance, so I was going on hearsay.

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an aid to safety; when crossing Biscay at night called up a boat on collision course to confirm he had seen us and would alter course

calling MMSI or by name as opposed to "ship on my starboard side lat ....."
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AIS is great downside is ya can run but ya cant hide.
Did a delivery from Holland to south west scotland a few weeks back and had a series of phone calls, when we were in telephone range, from mates watching AIS on the internet from Holland and the uk.
"Cant you see the island in front of you? Youre gonna hit it --no we are just going into IOW for lunch!"
"Its cracking along well that boat isnt it we have you doing 26 knots - yep thats what we have on the plotter ta"
Why have you stopped, have you broken down, you havent moved for half an hour - we are having a relaxing brew and a civilized lunch thank you!"
And finally from a certain ribnet member " Hey you lazy *** you are still tied up in that marina and its 8am " - the reply is not printable esp after a 4.30 am start the previous day and a 10pm finish!
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Is there such a beast similiar to the NASA stand alone unit but waterproof and suitable for mounting on an open console?
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