AIS install

After experiencing fog last year and retreating on Voyage 01 I had Aloft Marine in Olympia install an Em-Trak AIS system which stands for Automatic Identification System which supplements my Furuno Radar. The Em-Trak interfaces with the Garmin chart plotter and overlays other vessel positions, their course, speed and contact info via VHF radio. The AIS both transmits my position to other ships as well as receives their positions. Will test it out shortly. Pretty exciting. Jason Vannice did the install. Thanks Jason!

Author: S/V Kestrel

Retired maritime executive and cargo surveyor.

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