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Navigation Lights—The R2AK short course

No matter how sophisticated our navigation electronics might be, safe navigation at night boils down to keeping track visually of where you are relative to navigation lights—on buoys, lighthouses, or posts in the water. Recall that the lookout, Maureen Jones, warned the third mate in charge of the Exxon Valdez that the crucial Bligh Reef […]

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Is your chartplotter up to date?

If you are like us, your chartplotter was not purchased this year.  Or last year.  Or the year before that. That probably means that not only are the charts out of date, but the software that runs the chartplotter is obsolete too.  What’s a boater to do? Certainly one option is to go out and […]

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A review of the Navionics App

I LOVE the new version of the Navionics app especially the new presentation of your collection of “favorites” areas.  You get just about everything you could use or need in one integrated display.  Look what is displayed.. Current weather, including wind speed and direction Sunrise, sunset, moonrise, moon set, moon phase Projected weather Tide (nearby […]

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