Category Archives: Tech Talk

Knowing Your Boat Mechanically Webinar

Learn about your boat’s mechanical functions on Tuesday, April 15, from Larsen Marine expert Mark Kish in his webinar, Knowing Your Boat Mechanically. Enjoy your cruising even more with the confidence this webinar can provide as you learn to face and conquer … Continue reading

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Tech Talk: My Boat App

With the start of boating season just around the corner, Intelligent Maintenance announced the launch of the My Boat app for iPad. Providing tools for trip planning, photo sharing, inventory tracking, and more, My Boat will help make sure you have everything you need … Continue reading

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Attend a Search and Rescue Webinar by McMurdo

The McMurdo group has announced a three-part webinar series designed to educate participants about the Search and Rescue (SAR) process and highlight innovative developments to improve SAR. The first webinar, titled The 5 Critical Stages of the Search & Rescue Ecosystem, will … Continue reading

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Have you ever wondered how NOAA uses sonar technology to create their detailed marine charts? Then check out this very informative episode of Making Waves.

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New Ebook Cards from Starpath Starpath School of Navigation has recently come out with new ebook cards for their books Inland & Coastal Navigation Second Edition, Celestial Navigation, and Modern Marine Weather Second Edition. Great for gifts and giveaways, each card comes … Continue reading

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New App Keeps Track of Yachts To Do List

A new app called MyYacht turns your phone in to a valuable database about your yacht. Here you can store all the basic information about the boat, add tasks and keep track of all maintenance you have to do and … Continue reading

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Here’s a cool app if you’re into anchor drag alarms… DragQueen is a simple anchor alarm. It provides distance and GPS accuracy alarms along with an alarm delay. The alarm is quite annoying and is the perfect thing to waken … Continue reading

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RYA Launches New Online Radio Course

An online version of the RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate course has been launched at the London Boat Show and is now available via an interactive app for PCs and MAC with an iPad version coming online in February. … Continue reading

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Get Near Real-Time Wind and Seastate Data When Underway

Now you can get all the ship reports within 300 nmi of your location at sea that were transmitted over the past 6 hours to the Voluntary Observing Ship program, worldwide. Just send an email to shipreports@starpath.com with your lat … Continue reading

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Is Satellite Imagery The Future Of Search-And-Rescue Operations?

The search for the schooner, Niña, missing in the Tasman Sea, is breaking new ground in the use of satellite images to locate mariners. The Niña that was carrying  David Dyche, an American mariner who works for Edison Chouest Offshore, … Continue reading

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A John Lennon Sailing App?

Six months before he died, John Lennon set sail from Newport, R.I., on an ocean adventure to Bermuda that awakened his desire to make music again and is now being chronicled in an electronic format he could not have conceived of. … Continue reading

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Google Mystery Barge to be High Tech Exhibition Venue

Able-bodied seamen, decorative sails meant to evoke fish fins and dozens of security cameras will eventually make up the on-board complement of a mysterious four-story barge being built by Internet company Google Inc. The barge is actually a “technology exhibition space,” … Continue reading

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nv charts Releases New Puerto Rico Chart Set Update for 2014

nv charts announces the release of their newly updated chart set for Region 11.1, Puerto Rico,  updated and meticulously surveyed and now available just in time for cruising the Caribbean Sea during the winter months. The set includes the north … Continue reading

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What’s on my Boat App

What’s on my Boat? Apparently, that’s a good question. With the amount of stuff we have and need aboard our boats these days it can be hard to keep track of it all. Sailor Adrian Stanway, the developer, says “Users … Continue reading

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Eastern Caribbean Clearance Procedures Go Online

The Eastern Caribbean includes many different nations, each with its own customs and immigration formalities to be dealt with on arrival and departure. This can be a lengthy process in the majority of island nations and patience and an understanding of … Continue reading

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Students to Design Self-Sailing Boat

There’s a new engineering design team on the block at Virginia Tech. Joining the similar programs that are already in place is SailBot, a North American fully autonomous sailboat competition a multidisciplinary group of Virginia Tech students are looking to enter. … Continue reading

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Science of a Shipwreck: Parbuckling and Re-floating the Costa Concordia

Nearly one year ago, disaster struck off the coast of Italy. The Costa Concordia cruise ship hit a rock close to the Italian shore, ripping open 160 feet  of the ship’s steel. Thirty people died in the disaster, and dozens … Continue reading

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Annapolis Boat Show Introduces New App

The Annapolis Boat Shows released the 2013 mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android that not only allows customers to quickly and easily purchase tickets for the United States Powerboat Show, Annapolis Brokerage Show and the United States Sailboat Show, … Continue reading

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Garmin Jumps into Action Camera Market

There are more than enough action cams on the market, but that’s not stopping Garmin from jumping head first into that saturated space. The GPS maker hopes to bring something fresh to the table with its $299 VIRB and $399 VIRB Elite, … Continue reading

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Yamaha Outboard Safety Recall

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A. has decided that a defect which relates to vehicle safety may exist in certain F4- F70 motors outboard motors and NOA (North American) specification portable fuel tanks. In affected outboards, an 0-ring in the NOA fuel connectors, NOA … Continue reading

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