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Thursday, July 9, 2020

The nation’s largest advocacy, services and safety group for recreational boaters, Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), says an April 22 decision by the Federal Communications Commission to give mobile satellite services operator Ligado Networks, a private equity company, the green light to build and operate a

tags: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – has been selected as the exclusive marine electronics supplier for Chaparral/Robalo boats. For model year 2021, Simrad will be the only marine electronics option on all 27

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Navigation, New Boat Models, Travel

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Axiom+ Offers Superior Visibility and Upgraded Performance; Raymarine LightHouse Charts Bring Heightened Levels of Clarity and Control to Marine Navigation FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) recently announced Raymarine Axiom+, a powerful new series of multifunction displays (MFDs) for anglers, cruisers and sailors, plus updated Raymarine

tags: Fishing, Navigation, Travel, Books & Charts, Electronics

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, announced today the launch of the new C-MAP website catered to recreational boaters. The new website,, features rich content covering the entire C-MAP range, is optimized for mobile devices, and delivers an enhanced user experience – making it

tags: Travel, Books & Charts, Navigation

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: Travel, Navigation, Software & Apps

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

Thursday, May 7, 2020

"Furuno Connections" is back, and Furuno is bringing something very special for Season 2. They've outfitted four boats with complete electronics packages, one from each of their major competitors and one with NavNet TZtouch3, and they are taking you out on the water to put all of these systems through their paces in a head-to-head

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Navigation

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

I’ve been a Great Lakes boater my entire life and have plenty of wild storm stories to tell as a result. During a boat trip home from Cedar Point in 1978, my dad piloted us across Lake Erie during what he recalls as the worst lake storm he’s been in. I, as my dad’s 11-year-old co-pilot and chart-reader, remember

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Boating 101, Education, Navigation, Safety

Thursday, April 30, 2020

In a move that could simplify and potentially reduce misunderstanding of urgent weather messages used by recreational boaters to make critical boating safety decisions, the National Weather Service (NWS) has proposed renaming “Small Craft Advisory” to “Small Craft Warning” and is asking for boaters’

tags: Safety, Law & Politics, Navigation

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The new Wind Instrument RB™ is available with a special Black Friday Bonus Pack and free shipping. With the current waiting list from being sold out, we are currently shipping new orders in the first week of December. Orders ship out in the sequence received, so order now for earliest delivery. The Bonus Pack accessories

tags: Navigation, Sailing, Software & Apps, Travel, Coupons & Discounts, Gift Ideas

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