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PS 61 nears completion

PS 61 nears completion

Bob Perry-designed Pacific Seacraft 61 takes shape in North Carolina

Major El Nino event brewing?

Major El Nino event brewing?

Researchers are looking at the data to determine if a big El Nino event will occur this year

Lunar eclipse viewing

Lunar eclipse viewing

Watch for a total lunar eclipse in the evening/early morning of April 14/15 with good viewing in North America

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Dockside safety

Dockside safety

Most of the time when we get back to the dock we feel pretty safe. We are safely tied up and shore is within just a few feet so how could there be any danger?

The right stuff

The right stuff

With a little imagination, voyagers can find jury rig supplies just about anywhere

Cents and sensibility

Cents and sensibility

It’s not just the size of your voyaging fund, but also your ability to improvise

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Internet access for voyagers

Internet access for voyagers

For better or worse, we live in a connected world. When we set off voyaging, our access to connectivity changes. How much it changes depends on where we’re going, what kind of access we want, and how much we’re willing to pay — measured both in cash and in energy consumption — to get it.

Getting the message

Getting the message

Voyagers venturing beyond the reach of cellular transmissions used to have only two communications tools at their disposal: HF SSB radio and satellite phones.

Marine networking evolution

Marine networking evolution

It was a heady atmosphere during the 1957 New York Boat Show. The buzzwords were “automotive styling” for boats: prominent space age fins, curved windshields, and chrome. Meanwhile a Raytheon 1700 radar cost just $2,195. What proved the most important development of all, however, was that a group of marine electronics dealers desiring a unified voice formed the National Marine Electronics Association.

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Tropical storm and hurricane info

Tropical storm and hurricane info

Where to find it and how to use it

Seeing global winds

Seeing global winds

You’ve heard of working for peanuts, but how about for pickled herring? Software developer Cameron Beccario, who devised a fascinating and informative global weather visualization website called “earth”, has been offered pickled herring and salmon from an Alaskan commercial fisherman, a confessed big fan of “earth.”

Playing the weather to New Zealand

Playing the weather to New Zealand

Easing the passage between the major islands and New Zealand

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Marine Battery Basics

An overview on marine batteries

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Events & Seminars

Introduction to Celestial Navigation

2014.05.03

May 3-4, 2014: This seminar is a hands-on course covering basic celestial theory, sight reduction of sun, moon, planets, stars and specialty...

Seminars at Sea on Oliver Hazard Perry

2014.09.21

Newport, Rhode Island to Bermuda, September 21-28, 2014: Hone your navigation, seamanship, and meteorology skills with Captain Richard Bailey,...

Seminars at Sea on Oliver Hazard Perry

2014.09.28

Bermuda to Portland, ME, September 28 - October 5: Hone your navigation, seamanship, and meteorology skills with Captain Richard Bailey, and the...