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Smart boat automation, hacks, upgrades & adventures in marine tech.

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May
09
Setting up a live mast cam in Home Assistant using RTSP & WebRTC

Setting up a live mast cam in Home Assistant using RTSP & WebRTC

There are lots of advantages to catamarans when it comes to close quarters manoeuvring, but visibility is not one of
6 min read
Mar
17
Generating GPS-powered wind forecasts with Windy.com

Generating GPS-powered wind forecasts with Windy.com

In a previous post, I covered how I use a cheap GPS USB stick to keep our boat's GPS location
4 min read
Jan
20
Wyze Cam Pan & RTSP

Wyze Cam Pan & RTSP

I picked up a Wyze Cam Pan shortly after taking delivery of our boat, primarily because it's one of the
4 min read
Dec
28
Automating a Spectra Newport 400c Watermaker

Automating a Spectra Newport 400c Watermaker

When we first got our Spectra watermaker installed I was pretty nervous about how well it was going to work
5 min read
Dec
16
How to dynamically set location in Home Assistant for boats and RVs

How to dynamically set location in Home Assistant for boats and RVs

Home Assistant has a concept of "location" for your home in the form for GPS coordinates. Various features use this
5 min read
Dec
15
Boat energy management using Victron and Home Assistant

Boat energy management using Victron and Home Assistant

The most important systems on modern cruising boats are the ones which generate, store, and distribute energy throughout the vessel.
8 min read
Nov
04
Making a 12V marine smart fan with Sirocco II and Shelly UNI

Making a 12V marine smart fan with Sirocco II and Shelly UNI

A tutorial for turning dumb boat devices into smart boat devices by hacking in a tiny chip with magical powers to detect and automate.
12 min read