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2014 Chuck Husick Award nominees

Sep 4, 2014

Another year of new marine technology products has surprised and excited voyagers everywhere. Products have been introduced, tweaked and improved and now it's time for the annual Chuck Husick Marine Technnology Award. To pick these nominees, Ocean Navigator solicits input from a team of judges on what they consider the most useful products introduced in the previous year. After careful consideration, our panel has come up with the following line-up of Chuck Husick Award nominees, all noteworthy marine technology products designed to make voyaging easier. More on these and on the final winner soon. The Chuck Husick plaque will be awarded to the eventual winner at the 2014 Annapolis Boat Show on Oct. 10. 

• Iridium Go satellite WiFi hotspot
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• AnchorBuoy Anchor Retrieval System
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• BoatLogger free app and web site
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• Icom M506 VHF/AIS
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• DELORME inReach Explorer Sat Communicator
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• Karver Top Down Spinnaker Furler
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• Marine Formula from Debond Corporation
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• Simrad NSS12 evo2/Broadbnd 4G RDR Bundle
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• Garmin gWind Transducer/GND 10 black box bridge
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• Garmin GCV 10 Scanning Sonar Module
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• Garmin App for chart plotters
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• Northstar thin plate pure lead battery
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• Delrin 527UV
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Chuck Husick Award judges panel

Ben Ellison - owner of Panbo.com
Jeff Williams - circumnavigating voyager and oceanographic ROV pilot
Lawrence Husick - marine technology writer and sailor
Paul Exner - owner and chief instructor at Modern Geographic voyaging training
Scott Bannerot - voyager, fishing expert and author
Wayne Canning - voyager, marine surveyor and writer
Roger Hellyar-Brooke - marine systems expert
Alex Agnew - Ocean Navigator publisher
Tim Queeney - ON editor

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