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Vesper Virtual AIS beacon
Most of us now know what AIS stands for and what it does. The AIS signal sent out via VHF frequency provides position data; lat & lon of the signal transmitter. All shipping has to send out an AIS signal showing these and many other details. This is a safety
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Date:
4/7/2014
gv30 antenna
AIS is well known and its benefits understood by boaters of all stripes. Whether receiving or transmitting a dedicated AIS antenna is preferred. You could use a VHF antenna, but for best results use a dedicated antenna. Digital Yacht have come up with
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Date:
2/13/2014
H5000
B & G have been at the leading edge of sailboat instruments for many decades. Mostly used by high end racers, the new H5000 is designed to appeal to cruisers also. One feature of instruments is the ability to calculate true wind. When your standing on
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Date:
1/12/2014
intellisteer
Intellisteer TYPE A – For Existing Autopilot or Drive Installations
If you would like a remote handheld device to control you autopilot, Intellisteer™ is here to help. Intellisteer consists of a reciever module and a wireless handheld pendant. The reciever module is installed between your existing autopilot and the control
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Date:
12/31/2013
Comnav
We all depend on GPS for almost everything when were on a boat. But what if it goes wrong? So what is our backup? Paper? There is one backup to GPS and that is GLONASS satellites. Canadian Company ComNav has come up with what they claim is; The World’s
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Date:
12/2/2013
shakespeare
We know that cell calls can be dropped anywhere especially out on the water, and many of us are used to cell phones for communications; both voice and data. Having your cell work in all your boating situations, would be fantastic. So how can we improve cell
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Date:
11/14/2013
ventus
This is the Amphibx Fit Waterproof Armband with iPhone running the Ventus app. For more on the Ventus navigation app click here A simple waterproof case with
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Date:
10/20/2013

MyGoFlight's Mountable and Mechanical attachment for iPad. MyGoFlight has built many gadgets for the Aviation field both professional and recreational. They recognized the iPad and Tablets are being used more and more to navigate and so does the need for
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Date:
10/4/2013
vaavud
For most racing sailors knowing the wind speed is a critical piece of information. It can effect sail choice, rig tune, crew weight etc. etc. However not all of us have Wind Instruments on our boat or at hand. Many of us however have a smart phone. Ronstan
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Date:
9/19/2013
seasucker
What are the best ways to mount a Galaxy tab or iPad in a boat? We have reviewed many mounting options for tablets, from RAM mounts to permanent fixtures. Which can be seen
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Date:
8/25/2013
ICOM M73
ICOM M73
'Say that again", "did not copy", "please repeat"; this is what your asking after you just missed a call on the Radio. This can be a real safety issue or just plain annoying. I just had an occasion this weekend where I did not hear an announcement which was
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Date:
8/11/2013
excobt
Boating is a fun activity and relaxes the mind and body. Many of us like to listen to tunes on the water whether its from your boats top of the line stereo or from an mobile device or smartphone. With the iTunes phenomenon many of us carry our tunes around
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Date:
7/9/2013
lifeproof
Whether you are using an iPhone or iPad , neither are built to withstand the harsh environment of boating activities. Not only are phones likely to get dropped they also will likely get wet. To help there are a number of dry cases that offer protection. Here
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Date:
6/20/2013
Dragonfly Fishfinder
Raymarine's new Dragonfly combination GPS Chartplotter Fishfinder has some distinct and very useful features. The small unit is a standalone fishfinder which comes with the transducer and costs just $650. No need for any networking. You can use this one Chartplotter
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Date:
5/29/2013
spot global phone
We can start this post with the tag, they are back! Several years ago Globalstar was one of the big players in Satellite communications worldwide. However they became hindered by many of their satellites prematurely becoming obsolete. To counter this their
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Date:
5/25/2013
nav module
Platinum Multi-dimensional marine charts take the boating experience to a whole new level. With Satellite Overlay, 3D View, Port Photos, SonarCharts™ and Community Edits
Navionics is a leader in charting software and the use of PC's and tablets for navigation. With their app store recording over 1 million downloads and partnerships with other companies Navionic's has paved the way in the electronic revolution. Navionic's
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Date:
5/25/2013
rokk
Lifedge Adjustable Deck Mount Kit f/Waterproof iPad Case
Mounting systems for electronics and other equipment were sparse up until a few years ago. Now there are an abundance of options. Recently Scanstrut Ltd, launched Rokk a new range of adaptable, multi position mounts for installing fish finders, chart
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Date:
5/13/2013

Now you can use your smartphone/tablet to see Navtex weather. With this app you will need a smartphone like the Samsung Galaxy SII and Asus Transformer TF101 and a SSB. DroidNavtex can decode messages from any SSB, amateur radio, or shortwave receiver.
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Date:
5/3/2013
inreach
When you need communications offshore you soon get out of VHF and cell phone range. Once beyond this distance you need to use a SSB or Satellite phone. SSB's are bulky complicated items and Sat phones are expensive to use. To help you stay connected offshore
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Date:
4/29/2013
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