Want to fly a drone from your boat? Our friends at Slowboat.com share their tips from many hours of flying drones up and down the Inside Passage from Olympia, Washington to Sitka, Alaska.
When we arrived in the Pacific Northwest eight years ago, Cambria lacked one vital piece of equipment for cruising the Inside Passage: a heater. So, one of the first things we did was to rectify that. David started researching our options while we were still inCalifornia and by the time we rounded Cape Flattery, he’d made […]
I’ve been flying quadcopters, more commonly now called drones, for about 5 years. Early on they were more of a fun hobby to try to learn, and less about quality pictures and video. In the last few years, that has completely changed, and you can now find drones in use for legit movies and photography […]
A while back I bought a Lulzbot Taz 6 3D printer with the goal of creating and selling a boat-specific product online. I’m still working on that design, but in the meantime, I’ve been able to print a number of useful items for the boat, and some random trinkets just for fun. I see a […]
I have spent most of my professional life working on and fixing ethernet and other types of networks, and always want my personal network to be as reliable, speedy, and full of features as possible. My boats are no exception, and while I’ve written about Grace’s network before, I’ve never focused on the Internet/WiFi portion […]
Northwest boater and engineer Steve Roberts turned his yacht into an ever-evolving electronics laboratory. Datawake was years in the making and is outfitted with endless gadgets including a ham radio, milling machine, 3D printer, Raspberry Pi and Arduino based systems for data collection, along with endless tools for tinkering. She even has a kitty litter box equipped […]
I admit, I’m a bit OCD, and hang out with other folks who are as well. We like the boat as clean as possible when we’re at anchor or at the dock. While we’re underway, we tend to make a mess – food being prepped below, things going back and forth, and general use. Having […]