Category Archives: Technology

360 Panoramas at Cocos Islands

To give you a more immersive taste of what its like here in the Cocos Islands, I made sure to take some spherical 360 panoramas with my digital SLR and a fish-eye lens. You can look up, down, and all … Continue reading

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Kite Aerial Photos from Cocos Islands

With the weather improved last weekend, I decided to try putting my GoPro Hero 3 on my kite aerial photography remote control rig. I only had to coerce the provided mounting pieces a little bit to get it set up. … Continue reading

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New Navigation System Works

Yesterday we completed our first real passage with the new navigation system from Pangkor to just south of Penang. Despite my having done many dry runs while we were in the boatyard, I still had a thing or two to … Continue reading

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Tahina Back in Water and Ready

This was a very stressful time in the boatyard at Pangkor Marina. We got the new navigation equipment installed (in particular, the new transducers for depth, speed, temp, and fish finder) in the hull very quickly (4 days). But, the … Continue reading

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Awesome New Features of Tahina Navigation System

In the previous post, I showed a few images of our new navigation system instruments, and discussed in some detail about the new network based on NMEA 2000 (N2K). Now we are going to talk about some really cool technology … Continue reading

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New Navigation System Looking Good and Charger Bug Fixed

This weekend, I finally was able to spend some time trying out our new navigation system. Our new system is an NMEA 2000 (N2K) network backbone, which is a “new” marine standard which started coming into use during the last … Continue reading

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New Equipment Installed Now We Wait

As mentioned in the previous post, we finished the install of our new navigation system in record time. I’m going to share some pictures below. The one here is of Jamie on one of several trips he made up the … Continue reading

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In Another World

I’m going to have one blog post on this topic, and it may bore some of you or make you say “there goes Frank doing some bizarre tech thing again”. But, I think it’s worth sharing. For one thing, this … Continue reading

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Visit Palm Covered Beach

Back in early 2010 we had fun times exploring the San Blas archipelago in Panama. Beautiful islands, fantastic beaches, great snorkeling, interesting culture, and lots of interesting sea life. We also had our friends David and Edel with us for … Continue reading

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Another Underwater 360 Panorama

While exploring 360 panoramas yesterday, I realized I had failed to share an important 360 panorama on the blog here. While exploring Ilot Mato back in 2011 (the same island mentioned in yesterday’s blog post, which is in New Caledonia), … Continue reading

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