Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Today is my last day of work at PYD. It has been a very enjoyable almost 7 years including my senior year internship in 2002. Special thanks to David for creating such an enjoyable work environment; Jacob & Roland for showing me the ropes and becoming great friends; Dave, John, Jon, Bobby, and Adam for helping out so much in your short times here; and Geoff for taking over and making me feel alot better about leaving.
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Word is iNavX v1.2.0 has been submitted to Apple over the weekend and includes the ability to download (via xTraverse account) GFS grib data and view it on the charts. The data is only available at a 1/2 degree grid and only the GFS model is available at this time, but you can see the forecast out to 60 hours at 12hr increments.
My suggestion to make this FAR more valuable would be to have a way to download the latest QuickSCAT satellite wind measurements as well. Dealing with multiple models is probably way to complicated for the small screen, but the ability to download and view the actual wind around you in the last hour would be extremely valuable for the mobile navigator.
Earl got a great start in my absence at the end of the week, cutting the "soft patch" hole in the cockpit cutting back the foam core and filling with thickened epoxy. It makes getting into and out of the boat a little difficult, right now, but he hopes to have the G-10 spigot in place tomorrow and then we can lay the patch back in place and wait until the teak comes to cover all this up.