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The cutting edge in EPIRBs

Since emergency position indicating radio beacons (EPIRBs) made their debut as an aid for tracking crashed U.S. military aircraft in the 1950s, this technology has steadily evolved into more compact, highly accurate, life-saving devices priced well within the budget of any serious cruising sailor.

2019 Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award nominees

Every year Ocean Navigator gives the Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award to an innovative marine product that makes voyaging better and easier. Chuck was an esteemed writer and contributing editor for Ocean Navigator who made a big impact on the marine…

GPS smartwatches

The race to combine a wide assortment of technology in small, hand-held wearable devices has recently yielded a new animal: the GPS-capable smartwatch.

AIS/GPS VHF with target display

AIS, GPS and a VHF radio with DSC are all must-haves on the modern cruising yacht. Now imagine having all of these features in one device.

Hurricane Humberto

The 2019 Atlantic hurricane season has been rather active so far, and the historic peak of the season, which is Sept. 10, is two weeks in the rear-view mirror at the time of this newsletter.

Traditional depth sounders

Traditional depth sounders seem to get short shrift in dockside conversation these days, owing of course to the proliferation of multifunction chartplotters and the array of information they offer to cruisers with fingertip ease.

Heading north or south

As we have passed the summer solstice, many U.S. ocean voyagers may be heading north or south of the border.

Navigating to Mars

Crossing oceans is easier with GPS atomic clocks, now NASA to launch atomic clock to help spacecraft navigate

EP Carry Sponsoring R2AK

North Bend, Wash. — PropEle Electric Boat Motors, the innovation leader in portable electric propulsion, announced today its electric motor brand, EP Carry, is a sponsor of the R2AK – Race to Alaska regatta. R2AK is the first of its…