Jason Y. Wood's blog
Well boys and girls, it’s finally begun to happen. Technology in marine electronics is finally beginning to veer in the direction of the rest of consumer electronics in a big way.
Watching Danny and Erika circle each other became a sport and a pastime. But no! We weren’t sitting in some bar watching friends try to make a love connection. Instead, rewind to last week: We were on the beautiful, pristine, and all-but-abandoned off-season waters of the BVI. My wife and seven-year-old daughter were joining me for a weeklong crewed charter with The Moorings and we had secured a 514PC for the week.
We caught up with Fa La Me owner Frank Rodriguez and Capt. Rob Moore, not an easy task since this Viking sportfisherman is usually on the move, chasing world-class fishing. But since Rodriguez’s 70-footer sold in mid-March, the team has been fishing Panama and Costa Rica and overseeing the build of the new Fa La Me, hull No. 4. of a Viking 92.
The summer for boaters on the Adriatic got a little cooler. Baglietto just launched the first MV13 and when you get a closer look at her you’ll see what I mean.
I’ve always been fascinated by the technology in Seakeeper gyro stabilizers. Stabilization in general is part of boating and always has been, since the first shipwrights figured out how to make their boats more stable (using hull design) and therefore more pleasant to be on and safer in all conditions.
I’ll never forget it. A few years ago I found myself on a borrowed center console with five people, some of the most knowledgeable boaters I knew. We had spent a full day exploring the sounds, channels, and backwaters of the North Carolina coast, swimming at anchor and topping off the day with a dockside dinner that wound up just around sunset.
Sure I try to see all the boats that I can. And I could easily get lost among the hulls, standing at various helms and peering into an imagined fog looking for the next channel marker... But I digress, since there’s much to do.