The navigation station
This is where I spend a fair amount of time. One
reason is that it's where I go to plan trips, plot courses, maintain the ship's
log, write email etc. etc. Another reason is that it's a pretty damned
|The panel on the starboard bulkhead is
the DC electricity distribution and control panel. Essentially all
the DC devices on the boat are powered and fused through this
|The funky machine behind the seat is a
weatherfax. The US government and other agencies broadcast
weather charts of one description or another pretty much all day every
day. They publish a schedule so a skipper can tell when and on what
frequency the specific charts that he's interested in are broadcast.
He can then program this machine it to turn itself on at the appropriate
time and tune itself to the appropriate frequency and produce a hard copy
of the desired chart.
| Not visible in this shot are the
various radios, telephone, navigation instrumentation and computers that
are all installed in the navigation station. I'll get a better
picture for you later.