Websites for mariners to be addicted to for fun


#1

Besides gCaptain I spend way too much time at

thousands and thousands of ship photos from around the world at Shipspotting.com

any of a hundred websites for shipbrokers but my favorite is Marcon International

where are your weaknesses?


#2

I enjoy Shipspotting also. When I find a boat that peaks my interest, I like to find its current location using a file from www.vesseltracker.com in Google Earth. I also like to see how many boats are tied-up in Fourchon.


#3

Shipspotting is a great resource! We have been working on a partnership for many months just can’t find ideas that will be mutually beneficial.


#4

I forgot all about searching for ships in port on Google Earth! That is a great time waster. Ever look at the beach in Alang India or all the yard in Koje? Wow!

I pity the poor sods who don’t have internet at sea yet…I would go through withdrawl if I ever have to go back to an old timey ship without being able to go online like in the old daze!


#5

On a new vessel. But, don’t have internet on it. :frowning: Just the little things that would help moral on the vessel.


#6

Flickr and Stumble Upon can certainly suck down some time, just enter a maritime related word in their search engine. For example… I recently stumbled upon this site and lost an hour: Concept Illustration and Design.


#7

[B]Here is a link to a neat interactive with the cool Voith-Schneider propeller with a couple different views and you can use joystick or steering wheel with lever… http://www.voithturbo.de/vt_en_pua_marine_vspropeller.htm[/B]

[B]and this link has a neat (really cool :cool:) screensaver ( 6th one down ) it’s labeled [U]Voith Schneider Propeller[/U]. http://www.voithturbo.de/vt_en_current_orddown_scsav.htm[/B]

[B]let me know what you think on the screensaver :rolleyes:[/B]


#8

This ones pretty good.

http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/


#9

The one that wastes the most of my time is http://www.shipsnostalgia.com/ - I especially enjoy the Art section because an artist can often show you things that no photographer ever can.

I even get daily emails summarizing new posts - but I think that saves me some time because it helps me avoid going to the site too often.


#10

http://www.findship.co

This is by far the best android app out that i have found, and has the most current positions. Pay the 5 bucks to get rid of ads. You can also get up to 30 day tracks of vessels and chart overlays and some other stuff. I think they now have an app out for iphone too.


#11

Yeah. Great site, although with a very strong British bias. I go through the photos every so often. Even have a few posts myself. Same with Flickr that I see mentioned. Besides my day job, I am a motorsports photographer and I use Flickr for that, as well as any maritime photos that I shoot or scan.