Marine Electronics: Communications at Sea , Navigation and Sailing Apps / From Sextant to Iridium Go as well as Sailboat navigation through the last 50 years!! Patrick Childress Sailing Videos #35
This is a tour of our Chart Table on our Blue water Sailboat, as we are sailing around the world on our Valiant 40. At our Nav station we have an array of marine electronics for sailing navigation and communication while we are at sea including Navionics electronic charting. Our Raymarine chartplotter and Radar, a Vespermarine AIS Transponder, Iridium GO! and Predictwind with Xgate on the IPad Pro are what we use now.
Patrick shows how he navigated his Catalina 27 Juggernaut, circumnavigating in the 1970s with no gps, using only a sextant, an RDF, and paper charts.
In 2007, we began our circumnavigation with a small Raymarine chart plotter and Tacktick wireless sailing instruments, Navionics electronic charts, with a laptop, OpenCPN and .kap charts as a backup sailboat navigation system. We used the Icom 710 SSB radio with a Pactor 3 Modem with Airmail/Winlink/Sailmail for staying in touch with other boats and our families.
Later we purchased an Ipad with the best sailing apps for navigation, and electronic charts and sailing apps including Navionics, TimeZero iboat, and Ovitalmap. But the Iridum GO! and Predictwind for communication at sea, and for getting our wind and ocean currents while sailing offshore has been a great improvement for marine navigation, communications at sea, getting weather at sea, and for our safety!
All installations were done diy( Note – Some are Amazon Affiliate links and other affiliate links of which I may make commissions from qualifying purchases)
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RDF: ..no Rage RDFs…but a Grundig Radio like ours: https://amzn.to/2ESXNlQ
FURUNO GPS Navigator (New model in color) https://amzn.to/2H9GGi3
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RAYMARINE CHARTPLOTTER/MFD: https://amzn.to/2EDEDiu
Raymarine has stood by their products over the years, and we can recommend their products very highly!
PREDICTWIND and the IRIDIUM GO. Get your GO! and everything else directly from Predictwind..everything from one vendor, for the ultimate in support. Most important..get the SIM from them…no gotchas with their plan! https://www.predictwind.com/iridium-go/
XGATE Email: http://www.globalmarinenet.com/product/xgate
NAVIONICS BOATING: https://www.navionics.com/fin/apps/navionics-boating
TIMEZERO Software: https://bit.ly/2TAS5xJ 10% off code is included in this link for the PC version (Navigator) on TimeZero.
TIMEZERO iboat Software for iPad and other devices:
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