It was exactly one month ago yesterday that I wrote about the Automatic Identification System (AIS) and only a week after that when I wrote that we would not be buying the new Standard Horizon GX2100 with integrated AIS. Well, we lied, or caved, depending on how you want to look at it. Virtually every person we have read about who has AIS onboard their boat has raved about its usefulness in determining the track of commercial vessel traffic. Yesterday, after having purged enough stuff to equal the purchase price of the new radio, we decided that it would be fair to trade our new-found money for this handy box that could potentially help us to not get run over.
Just curious… is there anyone other than me who sees a similarity between the AIS displays and the old asteroids video game?