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Old 04-14-2013, 02:56 PM   #321
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AIS positioning isn't very good on a smartphone. It's one big ball of locations...
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Old 04-14-2013, 03:07 PM   #322
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AIS positioning isn't very good on a smartphone. It's one big ball of locations...
But a boat transmitter is like a $600 add-on, yes? Not sure I would buy, but I might buy a weather receiver. Just installed my Garmin 740s this weekend. Feeling confident now. Got installation fever. Got to install the transducer now, the software is awesome for the depth. Depth and temperature histories. Love that.

Depth is pretty critical in eastern NC. Very shallow and sandy or muddy. Not rocky thankfully.
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But a boat transmitter is like a $600 add-on, yes? Not sure I would buy, but I might buy a weather receiver. Just installed my Garmin 740s this weekend. Feeling confident now. Got installation fever. Got to install the transducer now, the software is awesome for the depth. Depth and temperature histories. Love that.

Depth is pretty critical in eastern NC. Very shallow and sandy or muddy. Not rocky thankfully.
Not sure the cost but I would use it if I ran shipping channels so hopefully I wouldnt get run over.
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My pleasure!
Hey you're the first person I know with AIS. Who makes the transmitter? Do you have to pay a monthly charge or is it automatic on the airwaves?

Saw your track in the ditch near Halifax, so you going on the outside at St Augustine? Going to make a run for Charleston?

Thanks for your picks as well. Coming back to house on Sundays for work and family activities. Quite envious of your travels. Thanks for posting.
If you read post #114 on this thread, Daddyo tells us he is using a mobile app on his smartphone. I have really enjoyed following him south and now on the return run. Thanks and be safe!
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Yep offshore at St Aug to Charleston
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If you read post #114 on this thread, Daddyo tells us he is using a mobile app on his smartphone. I have really enjoyed following him south and now on the return run. Thanks and be safe!
Can you find him on a smartphone?

If so, tell me what I'm doing wrong since all I see are a bunch of locations overlapping each other.
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Yes, you need to load the marinetraffic app. It's how I receive AIS as well as transmit.
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Did that boat have twin outriggers? I saw one just like it down in Ft Pierce.
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Yes, you need to load the marinetraffic app. It's how I receive AIS as well as transmit.
Oh, cool, the app is like $3.99.

Beats 600 for the transmitter!
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Yep offshore at St Aug to Charleston
have a safe trip.leaving tues morn with a delivery to ny,58 Viking princess might catch you on the way up the name of the boat I Bella Serena.will look for you on the ais. leaving from ft laud. weather permitting it will be a five day trip,
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Did that boat have twin outriggers? I saw one just like it down in Ft Pierce.
Yes it did. Covered with solar and all elec.
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Very cool!! Thanks for taking the time to do this. I've never had the chance to see me underway, neat!!

Who is going to play me in the movie?
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Very cool!! Thanks for taking the time to do this. I've never had the chance to see me underway, neat!!

Who is going to play me in the movie?
The way you are running it will have to be Clint Eastwood. He would be the only one tough enough. On the other hand. would the actor being able to hold his pee be more important?
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I'm going with the pee talent. I guess that would rule out Pee Wee Herman. Sorry had to do it
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I'm going with the pee talent. I guess that would rule out Pee Wee Herman, Had to do it
Daddyo, if you can come up with lines li!ke that, you should play yourself!
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Daddyo,

It was my pleasure, In a email you said you could see my little DeFever when you went by, so I’m sure you understand why we went just a mile or two to the public park to take the pictures - no trees, and no boats in the way. We only waited 10 mins.

I consider it our first attempt. Several of our fellow DeFever owners will be coming by soon.

Hope to get better at it.

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Now that is cool.
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