This blog discusses motor boats, boat selection, boating equipment and gear, boat electronics and software. There is also a lot of instructions and tips for people working on DIY boat electronics or open source boat software.
Car industry has a lot of tests and specifications that are standardized (for example fuel consumption, safety). Local car magazines may have a bit different way to do the tests, but they are pretty much the same all over the world. Car magazines also have their own standardized tests (for example for handling). In boating, … Read More “Standardized tests and specifications for boats” »
Finland is a country with one of the highest number of boats per capita. There are 1.2 million boats in Finland and only 5.5 million people which means that more than every fifth Finn owns a boat. Reasons Finland is the home of so many boat brands Finland has MANY islands Greece is known for … Read More “Why does so many boat brands come out of Finland?” »
Glass cockpit uses electronic instrument displays rather than analog instruments and gauges. While my new dashboard has one analog gauge and some traditional marine instruments (like autopilot control panel), it also has three LCD screens, so it can be considered a hybrid “glass cockpit”. Old dashboard Designing the new dashboard One of the design principles … Read More “Glass cockpit dashboard for a boat” »
Modern cars have a lot of technology. Modern boats have some, but not nearly as much as cars. Below is a comparison of the car and boat tech as of today. Cars Boats and yachts Cruise control Not really, but also not needed as the speed will not vary that much and the exact speed … Read More “Which of the car tech can be found on boats and yachts?” »