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What happens when a sponsor becomes more than just a sponsor?
This is the story of Seaport Supply and Graeme Taylor.
Graeme was one of the very first to get excited about my #OceanX project and has helped to open many doors.
They continuously come up with solutions that has made the fitting out of Osiyeza a lot less stressful.
If you ever need any marine boating supplies then look no further. The knowledge and service that the staff give is first class.
My primary navigation system is the Garmin Echomap plus 62CV.
It is linked to the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and VHF radio. This enables the plotter to calculate if Osiyeza is on a possible collision course with another vessel (assuming the other vessel also has an AIS) and will sound an alarm if there is danger.
The Automatic Identification System transmits Osiyeza’s details including speed, direction and GPS position so that other ships are aware my position. It also receives other ships information and calculates the risk of collision.
The information is displayed on the chart plotter. There are a number of web sites dedicated to tracking ships at sea. Fascinating to see how many vessels there are at sea.
Garmin AIS 800 sponsored by Seaport Supply
Thank you Graeme and the guys at Seaport Supply for your continued support of my crazy ideas and adventure.