Power boat, sailboat and yacht builders and dealers

 Bulletin: RollerTrol™ Automation Systems is Launched!  
  • We have been busy making and selling 12v marine roller blinds for some time, and we have decided to start selling the components at RollerTrol.com so others can do the same.
  • Take a look at our online store for tubular motors and other associated products - make your own custom blinds that fit your boat perfectly!
  • While you're at it, check out our tubular motors with built-in radio controllers. When used with our multi-channel remotes, you can control all your blinds with a single remote!
  End Bulletin: RollerTrol™ Automation Systems  
software control systems - GPS navigation & digital chartplotting - communications for boats

boat control & automation,
navigation and communications

(Site Guide)

(for complementary boating products such as 12v lighting control and 12v motorized blinds and shades, see our RV & boat automation DIY kit store)
WIRELESS AUTO HELM - Remote Control Project
Conceptual thoughts re extending autohelm operation with wired remote control
Installing the wired remote control
Solar power and Quantum Dots - new technology for the future 
NAVIGATION - Introduction by John Carlton
digital charting and plotters (future)
radar screen overlays (future)
satellite weather overlays (future)
NMEA serial network protocol (future)
NavNet TCP/IP network protocol (future)
celestial navigation (future)
chart interpretation & dead reckoning (future)
GSM cellphone - Bluetooth Nokia 6820
Globalstar satellite phone - Qualcomm GSP 1600
VHF radio with emergency GPS location flashed to Coast Guard (future)
OUR BOAT - 30' Lancer sloop - Serenade
Wireless remote control autopilot
Diesel removal & 4 stroke outboard engine mount
Cockpit bimini - stainless steel construction
Tender davits on stern
Waste management holding tank system
Solar panel, PWM charge controller and deep cycle battery system
Solar power and Quantum Dots - nanotechnology for the future 
Propane Fireplace
REGATTAS, local events, yacht owner's associations
Thetis Island Regatta
SITE GUIDE - this page
LINKS to other relevant sites