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Disappearing battens

Disappearing battens

Primrose Fry Technologies Ltd has a batten product called Flattens that can be easily rolled up

Older GPS satellites still plugging away

Older GPS satellites still plugging away

If only all products lasted as long as navigational satellites

2014 Chuck Husick Award nominees

2014 Chuck Husick Award nominees

Products nominated by our expert panel for Ocean Navigator's 2014 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award

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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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Strategies for navigating around coral

Strategies for navigating around coral

It probably goes without saying that navigating around coral in areas without perfect charts and without good sunlight is a risky proposition.

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.

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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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Hands-on with Garmin electronics

Hands-on with Garmin electronics

I recently had the opportunity for a great voyaging adventure and thought I could mix a little business with pleasure by reporting on my experience with some new Garmin electronics.

Proper storage and disposal of batteries

Proper storage and disposal of batteries

As sailors we realize that one important issue in today's world of portable electronics is the proper storage and disposal of batteries.

Smartphone VHF

Smartphone VHF

More and more sailors are relying on smartphone and tablet applications to do everything from getting weather, plotting courses, and even inventorying their gear.

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May/June 2014

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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,...

TrawlerFest

2014.09.25

  TrawlerFest is PassageMaker’s stand-alone series of boat shows, specifically designed for cruising under power...

SSCA Annapolis Gam

2014.09.26

Cruising the Chesapeake this fall? Then you won’t want to miss this year’s event, three fun-filled days of cruising seminars,...

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...