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Tuesday, June 9, 2020

WHAT: National Museum of the Great Lakes Reopening to Public WHEN: Beginning June, 10, 2020; Mon.-Sat.: 10am-5pm; Sun.: 12pm-5pm WHERE: National Museum of the Great Lakes - 1701 Front St., Toledo, OH 43605 Additional Details: The National Museum of the Great Lakes will re-open its doors to members and visitors beginning tomorrow

tags: COVID-19, Great Lakes, History, Travel

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

I have written before about the features of the new Vesper Marine Cortex and firmly believe that it is a truly innovative product. With my extra time indoors self-isolating, I decided to test out a demo unit the team sent me. The demo came in a suitcase with just a manual and power cord–it didn’t need to be attached to a

by: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Safety, Travel, Electronics, Retrofitting

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: Navigation, Software & Apps, Travel

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: Lifestyle, Travel

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

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: Electronics, Travel

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: Electronics, Smart Technology, Travel

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: Lake Ontario, Travel, Yacht Club, Destination

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: Boat Club, Safety, Towing, Travel

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