Log Cabin, outhouse, no electricity, no running water: Where can a GeekDad get his gadget fix?
Right in the boat.
My brother guided us around the Lake "Up North" over Memorial Day with this MInnkota Co-Pilot. It clips onto the top of the fishing pole (see the top image) and wirelessly controls the trolling motor.
It’s almost invisible technology to everyone else in the boat, you don’t realize the boat is turning around to go back over a dropoff until you look up from your line and see the opposite shoreline.
Meanwhile, the boys sing out "Uncle Jim, there’s a fish on the screen " when they should have their lines in the water. That and the constant reminders that sound carries very well across water. (There’s a physics lesson in there somewhere) The gadgets and the guide put us on fish, though. This one was his first walleye.
I wonder if he’s busy over the 4th of July.