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Friday, June 5, 2020

Global Positioning System (GPS) units are standard equipment aboard most recreational boats these days, especially those used on open water such as the Great Lakes. Developed by the military for navigation, the system relies on an elaborate network of satellites orbiting the Earth which can pinpoint the exact position and time of

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Software & Apps, Travel, Navigation

Thursday, June 4, 2020

In our current world, far-flung adventures are limited but boating is still here for us, satisfying the adventurer in us while still keeping our distance from the new realities that face us. So, let’s have some fun revisiting the pioneering adventures that Avalon & Tahoe Pontoon boats have taken over the last 15 years.

tags: Travel, Lifestyle

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has extended its promotion offering up to $200 cash back on Simrad® GO XSE or XSR displays through July 8, 2020. During the promotion – previously scheduled for

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Navigation, Travel, Coupons & Discounts

Friday, May 29, 2020

Retreating to the boat to relax and escape can be ideal, but would you leave your phone on the dock and go for an extended trip? Like it or not, internet connectivity is an important necessity today. While I advocate for turning the internet off at times—particularly on the boat—I also understand the importance of staying

by: Capt. Arnie Hammerman

tags: Travel, Electronics

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Today’s multifunction display (MFD) isn’t your daddy’s chartplotter. What used to be a simple electronic chart with a GPS lat/lon position has morphed into a comprehensive window into and outside your vessel. Integration falls into three buckets: tying together a comprehensive range of components, providing vessel

by: Zuzana Prochazka

tags: Smart Technology, Travel, Electronics

Monday, May 25, 2020

When you ask members what they like best about the Rochester Yacht Club (RYC), most will say ‘the people’. RYC is a place to establish lifelong friendships while sharing the love of the water. Whether you own a boat or not, race sailboats or cruise in a power boat, RYC is your waterfront home. Incorporated in 1877,

tags: Destination, Lake Ontario, Travel, Yacht Club

Friday, May 22, 2020

Memorial Day is fast approaching and the summer solstice is right behind. That means boating season is near with lots of activity on the water. Now is the time to check your navigation equipment and make sure it’s good to go. It’s especially important to prepare for situations where you or someone on your boat could be

by: Robin G. Coles

tags: Boating 101, Safety, Travel

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Recreating outdoors has become an important survival tool in the era of the coronavirus pandemic, and recreational boaters are no different. The nationwide on-water towing fleet with more than 600 red response vessels, TowBoatUS, expects this Memorial Day holiday weekend to be a busy one, responding to an increased number of requests

tags: Safety, Towing, Travel, Boat Club

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Grab your friends and family, slip on the shades, and steer the boat to Door County. Surrounded by water, this 70-mile long peninsula juts into Lake Michigan along Wisconsin’s eastern coast and combines natural beauty and outdoor recreation with acclaimed performing arts, renowned galleries and shops, scrumptious local cuisine,

tags: Lake Michigan, Travel, Destination

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Currently we are all experiencing something incredibly different than our normal way of life: having regulations as to where we can travel and whom we can socialize with. With so many regulations and restrictions in place, it’s easy to begin to feel trapped, isolated, and lonely. The feeling of being limitless is what we are all

by: Megan Meisler, Co-Owner of Loadmaster Trailer Co. Ltd.

tags: Lifestyle, Trailers, Travel, Hauling

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