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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: Law & Politics, Navigation, Safety

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

Friday, November 22, 2019

ZF Marine enters a partnership in marine system controls with Yacht Controller. ZF Marine’s SmartCommand control system will now be available packaged with Yacht Controller’s wireless remote-control system. The package will be available through Yacht Controller branded as the “Imperium” Control System. ZF, a

tags: Company Expansions, Navigation, Smart Technology

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

FLIR Systems (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today Fishidy™ Sync for Raymarine Axiom® multifunction displays (MFDs), a powerful new feature for Axiom owners who also use the Fishidy mobile app. Fishidy Sync delivers seamless sharing of waypoint data between Axiom MFDs and mobile devices running Fishidy, along with next-level

tags: Electronics, Fishing, Navigation, Smart Technology, Software & Apps

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – recently announced the new Simrad® RS40-B, the first VHF marine radio with AIS transmit and receive capability. Featuring a sleek design with wireless handset capability,

tags: Company Expansions, Electronics, Navigation, Safety, Smart Technology

Friday, April 5, 2019

Since its inception, the Pelagic Autopilot has received glowing reviews from sailors the world over, including many racers here in the Great Lakes region. The advanced features and robust construction of the Pelagic system is why, in January, Scanmar International, Inc. acquired the Pelagic Autopilot from Pelagic Autopilot, LLC,

tags: Navigation, Smart Technology

Monday, January 7, 2019

Yacht Controller, well known for providing “innovative technology for the marine industry”, recently announced the integration of the Yacht Controller information and control panel on compatible Garmin multifunction displays (MFDs) with OneHelm™ functionality. This integration allows Yacht Controller and Garmin users

tags: Electronics, Navigation

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

To keep our nation’s waterways open and safe, the Coast Guard relies on the input of the maritime community to self-report hazards to navigation, such as discrepant buoys and beacons, or debris. The Navigation Center would like to remind all waterway users, whether professional mariners or recreational boaters, of several

by: LT Amy Midgett, USCG

tags: Boating 101, Navigation, Safety

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