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Ocean Navigator

FLIR Launches Next Generation Raymarine VHF Radios

Inmarsat enhances cyber security offering for Maritime industry

iNavX Establishes Direct Partnership Between Chart Providers and Users

Icom Partners With Iridium: Satellite Communication Solution In Development

Lumishore LED Lighting Systems Integrated with Raymarine Axiom Displays

Blue Water Desalination Unveils New All-in-One Watermaker System

Florida Yacht Management Companies Select VesselVanguard to Enhance Client Services

Coast Guard Foundation Provides Disaster Relief to Coast Guard Members Impacted by Hurricanes Florence and Michael

GTMaritime launches SeaMail solution optimised for smaller vessels

PAE celebrates 40 years of business

COAST GUARD FOUNDATION HIRES NEW REGIONAL DIRECTOR FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC

Samson Announces Sponsorship of Crossfire Racing

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Legacy GPS: repair or replace?

Many cruisers are seeing their legacy permanent-mount GPS units gradually fade, wither and succumb to an ignominious death.

ON Nav Museum Revealed

An astounding collection of navigational items expertly curated and displayed

IMTRA Mourns the Loss of Nat Bishop

Drag device deployment video

Fiorentino Para-Anchor video shows a yacht captain deploying and recovering a parachute sea anchor, series drogue and a Shark drogue

A "Medicane"

The title of this newsletter sounds a bit like a medical device or a healthcare plan, but it actually refers to a weather system that can form in the Mediterranean Sea and cause strong winds, heavy rains and very rough seas.

Shipwreck explorer Paul Allen dies

The tech billionaire and mega yacht owner also helped discover historic shipwrecks

New Guide on Hazardous Marine Life Injuries

The latest in DAN Boater's Travel Health and Safety series focuses on dangerous sea creatures

FLIR launches Raymarine ClearCruise augmented reality navigation

Video on catching errors when replacing a head stay

Patrick Childress shows how several mistakes were caught in time while replacing the head stay inside his Profurl unit

Simrad HALO24 Revolutionizes Dome Radars

Portable solar power

Long jaunts ashore drain personal electronics of battery power, potentially leaving us without the use of a cellphone, portable GPS, hand-held VHF radio and other personal electronics.

New global map projection

Three cartographers devise a new way to show the true sizes and shapes of global landmassess

Trans-Pacific hurricanes

As I write this in late August, the Northern Hemisphere hurricane seasons are well underway.

Voyaging tips from the Indian Ocean

Patrick Childress on adjusting Monitor self-steering, changing jib car positions and troubleshooting fuel filters

Abandoned sailboat found still afloat

Coast Guard cutter crew stumbled upon the adrift vessel a month after it was abandoned

Hand-held chartplotting GPS

The navigation station in today’s offshore sailing vessel is bound to be equipped with a chartplotter linked to GPS, AIS, a radar, a depth sounder and other inputs.

From Arctic to Southern Ocean and back

Solo skipper will sail both Arctic and Antarctic waters in planned 34,000-mile passage

Surface ridges

I recently spent a few days in Newport, R.I., briefing clients on weather and strategy for the Newport to Bermuda sailboat race.

Signal K Version 1.0 released

The standard for transferring marine data reaches an important milestone

A bit of luck puts solo racer over the top

Sailor and rower Mark Slats did all he could to participate in the 2018 Golden Globe Race

Cruiser ham radio options

Ham radio continues to be the choice of many offshore voyagers who prefer the independence and adaptability offered by this traditional mode of communication.

Shackleton's boat voyage remembered

On April 24, 1916, 102 years ago, the 22-foot James Caird began its historic crossing of Drake Passage

Create your own charts

NOAA online custom chart tool lets you set the chart parameters

A little Pineapple Express

Weather conditions along the U.S. West Coast have made many headlines from last summer through this past winter and into the spring.

SSCA forces withdrawal of Florida anchoring law

Seven Seas Cruising Association helps lead the charge against proposed law banning overnight stays

The Furious Fifties

Volvo Race drones provide a peek at Southern Ocean conditions

Hull and deck get together

Video shows the 65-foot cold molded sloop Anna getting a roof

Installing a boat security system

Installing a security system on your floating palace can involve something as simple as placing a couple of sensors for the main and forward hatches, or it can expand to a CPU-controlled network of a dozen or more touch screens and over a hundred wireless sensors distributed throughout your vessel.

SpaceX launches Internet satellites

The prototype satellites could be the start of worldwide Internet coverage that will benefit voyagers

More changes in marine weather information

Last month, I wrote about some changes to the website of NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center (ocean.weather.gov) and also to some of the products they produce.

Nigel Calder explains grounding

More on why Calder's boat Nada was high, but not completely dry, on an Irish river

Security systems for cruising vessels

Ensuring the security of a cruising boat in your home marina usually involves nothing more than clamping a padlock on the companionway, checking the dock lines and leaving the rest to marina security.

ON writers meet up in Mexico

Fellow magazine writers have an impromptu get together south of the border

Changes in marine weather information

For those who rely on NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center products for their ocean voyaging pursuits — whether through their website, via FTPmail, via HF weatherfax or from other means — you have likely noticed several changes in the past year or so.

Press release

Lumishore Redefines Marine LEDs with Revolutionary Smart Lighting System

GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 Protects Invincible for the Second Time After Attempted Marine Electronics Heist

New 55-foot cold-molded sloop

Brooklin Boat Yard in Maine has just turned the Botin Partners-designed hull

NEW FURUNO CH500/CH600 SEARCHLIGHT SONARS DELIVER ULTRAFAST SCANNING SPEED AND UNPRECEDENTED TARGET DETECTION

FURUNO Sensors Capture "Product of Excellence" Awards at 2018 NMEA Conference

Furuno announces new SC33 satellite compass

BRILLIANCE AND EDGE-TO-EDGE GLASS, NEW FURUNO "HI-BRITE" MULTI TOUCH MARINE MONITORS

Oyster Yachts saved

SUMMER SAILSTICE CELEBRATES ACROSS THE GLOBE CALIFORNIA

LOBSTERMEN SELECT IMTRA FOR HIGH-QUALITY LIGHTS, WIPERS, THRUSTERS AND INTERCEPTORS

FURUNO EXPANDS NAVNET TZTOUCH2 PRODUCT LINE WITH NEW DUAL TOUCH-SCREEN BLACK BOX OFFERING

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