Archive of: Teaser

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Info and entertainment at sea

Info and entertainment at sea

Long bluewater passages can be daunting, for seasoned hands as well as for sailors venturing into their first major offshore adventure.

July/August 2013
Electronics standards: The old and the new

Electronics standards: The old and the new

This summer two announcements by the National Marine Electronics Association highlighted the ways that the marine electronics field is like many of the boaters it serves: it has a fondness for the latest technology yet with a deep conservatism in not wanting to change what works

November/December 2012
Electronic nerve center

Electronic nerve center

Ocean and coastal sailors alike frequently find ourselves “on watch” short-handed or alone. We’re routinely forced to manage the vessel underway during periods of low-visibility, high traffic, etc. — situations that strain the attention of even the most experienced sailors.

November/December 2012
Race tracking and talking

Race tracking and talking

For race committees and family and friends on shore, tracking and communicating with boats in an ocean race has certainly evolved. It the past, boats would leave soundings and largely disappear until reaching the finish line

September 2012
Still holding its own

Still holding its own

HF radio continues to enjoy a dominant position in offshore communications within the cruising community.

July/August 2012
Professional radar, poor visibility

Professional radar, poor visibility

Voyagers usually over estimate big ships’ ability to detect recreational boats on radar

January/February 2012
Communications convergence

Communications convergence

Chartplotters have morphed into multifunction displays (MFDs) and become veritable command centers for the whole boat in a process called “convergence”

November/December 2011
Voyaging communications report: Carina

Voyaging communications report: Carina

Efficient communications have been essential for the management of our cruise and to maintain our safety

November/December 2011
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