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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 90 Jack Edwards Arduino autopilot

This week I have the opportunity to interview Jack Edwards. Jack Edwards is a retired mechanical engineer and sailor who keeps up boat in the Pacific North West. Jack has taken some very simple components and made them into an autopilot. The autopilot is based on the Arduino microcontroller and a few other called components that we discuss in this interview. If you would like to receive more information including schematics and the code which is used to make this project Jack is requested that you write him a direct e-mail. This e-mail address is [email protected]

Here is a link to the YouTube video which shows his initial prototype in action. He’s improved upon this initial prototype and is now into probably his third iteration of his initial design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-nA6wo9PXls

Here is a link to another blog that talks about Jacks Arduino autopilot http://themarineinstallersrant.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-arduino-autopilot-that-jack-built.html

In the podcast I mentioned that I started learning to program the Arduino microprocessor by watching a series of lessons created for high school students. The website for these lessons is:

http://www.toptechboy.com/arduino-lessons/

And the Arduino website is https://www.arduino.cc/

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If you’re interested in my sailing instructional audio series here are the links:

Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam
https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig
Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Coastal Cruising; Lessons for the ASA 103 Exam
https://gumroad.com/l/PvOYK
Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam
https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh
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http://www.medsailor.com

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 89 Sailrite Matt Grant pt 2

January 28, 2016
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This week I interview Matt Grant of Sailrite. We had phone problems so this is part 2 of 2 http://www.sailrite.com/  Above is a picture of the Ultrafeed LSZ-1 and LS-1 sewing machines Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig If you’re interested in my sailing instructional audio series […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 88 Sailrite Matt Grant pt 1

January 21, 2016
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This week I interview Matt Grant of Sailrite. We had phone problems so this is part 1 of 2 http://www.sailrite.com/ Above is a picture of the Ultrafeed LSZ-1 and LS-1 sewing machines Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam https://gumroad.com/l/Eiig If you’re interested in my sailing instructional audio series […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 87 Southern Ionian Islands Greece

January 14, 2016
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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 87 Southern Ionian Islands Greece This week I talk about my suggestion for a 1 week charter in the Ionian Islands with a 1 year old child on board. Sailing! Learn To Sail: Bareboat Cruising Certification Lessons for the ASA 104 Exam Price $29.99 https://gumroad.com/l/bwXh 8 Hours 10 Minutes: 23 […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Ep. 86 Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems

January 7, 2016
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This week we talk about Boat electrical systems with Jeff Cote of Pacific Yacht Systems (from the Pacific Yacht System home page) Pacific Yacht Systems is based in Richmond B.C. and specializes in marine electronics and electrical systems. We provide customized solutions for vessels of all sizes (powerboats or sailboats). We serve boat owners across […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 85 John Fulweiler on Admiralty Law

December 31, 2015
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This week I interview John Fulweiler on Admiralty Law. John has a lot of practical advice which is not only useful to the cruising sailor but this episode bookends nicely with my previous two episodes featuring Skip Strong and Twain Braden. John suggested I put a link to the relevant salvage law that may most […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Ep. 83 Skip Strong and Twain Braden authors of “In Peril” Pt 2

December 24, 2015
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This is the second part of a two part interview with Captain Skip Strong and Twain Braden of: In Peril: A Daring Decision, a Captain’s Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History When Skip Strong, the thirty-two-year-old Captain of the 688-foot oil tanker Cherry Valley received the call, all he knew was that an ocean […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Ep. 82 Skip Strong and Twain Braden authors of “In Peril” Pt 1

December 17, 2015
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In this podcast I interview Captain Skip Strong and Twain Braden of: In Peril: A Daring Decision, a Captain’s Resolve, and the Salvage that Made History When Skip Strong, the thirty-two-year-old Captain of the 688-foot oil tanker Cherry Valley received the call, all he knew was that an ocean going tug with five men aboard […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 82 Luis Martins on Rebuilding a Boat

December 10, 2015
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Boat building in Portugal with Luis Martins This week I interview Louis Martins a listener and boat builder located in Lisbon Portugal.Learn about the pleasure of rebuilding an older boat! His website is http://dovetailkid.com Sailing! Learn to Sail: Basic Keelboat Certification Lessons for the ASA 101 Exam Price $29.99 If you’re interested in my sailing […]

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Sailing in the Mediterranean Episode 81 Paul Michele of Navionics

December 3, 2015
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In this interview I talk with Paul Michele National Sales Manager of Navionics. We discuss the great phone navigation apps that I have used and the other products Navionics is offering http://www.navionics.com/en Paul Michele has worked for Navionics for the last seven years. He has background experience as sales and marketing managers over the last […]

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