Connecting the dots

Ocean Wolf has electronics from yesteryear. Let’s say it sports several generations of legacy navigation equipment.
Some of the legacy B&G kit has recently been upgraded. There is now a colorful multifunction display with a NMEA 2000 backbone.
Thus the next challenge was to make the Raymarine plotters work together with the new B&G kit.
One challenge was to figure out how to connect these physically into the NMEA 2000 network. The much larger challenge was to arrange for the required cable to make it all the way through the postal service and onto the ship. It turns out that it’s much easier for the local postal company to return items to sender once at smelling distance from its final destination than to actually deliver at the indicated birth.
Eventually it worked out.
The B&G now shows the course over ground and has an indicator for the direction of the nearest way point as received via the Ray Marine plotter.


Ray marine plotter view

This looks promising.

Corfu – Gouvia Marina – Caulking the deck

Sunset in Gouvia
Teak deck recaulking preparations.

The deck has various spots that are in dire need of new caulk.
If the rain gods are with us the caulk will be set before the rain starts again.
We had a few drops of rain but quickly covering the cleanly sanded deck seams prevented them from getting wet. We caulked after priming the seams in the late afternoon and were able to remove the tape without smearing caulk all over the deck. The initial results after a dry night look promising.