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post #15 of Old 08-28-2013
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Re: Going ashore while on the hook

I like the idea of an app that will report when the boat swings, even when I'm not aboard. That shouldn't be that hard to write (if it doesn't exist already), but you'll need to leave a GPS aboard that has good visibility, good battery, and make sure you have good connectivity at both ends.

Hmmm...I wonder if there's a way to set this up to broadcast over VHF. Yeah, you'd have to bring another device with you, but it would work wherever you are (provided you're within your boat's VHF broadcast range).

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