Ocean Navigator - October 2011

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Camas, WA – Social Marketing seems like the latest marketing du jour, but the reality is social marketing is now mainstream methods of promoting a company and it's products. There are a lot of choices out there for this type…

Debris from Japan earthquake drifts in Pacific

According to a report from the International Pacific Research Center (IPRC) at the University of Hawaii, up to 20 million tons of debris swept out to sea by the tsunami in Japan in March is slowly drifting eastward. IPRC projections…

Intellian Announces Release of New Antennas

Intellian Technologies, the world’s technological leader in marine satellite antennas, announces the upcoming release of two compact 33 inch (83 cm), 3-axis stabilized TV antennas. Shipping in March 2012, the Intellian t80 and t80W are specifically designed for use on…

Northern Lights Redefines the Engine Room Using Hybrid Propulsion

SEATTLE – (Marine NewsWire) Northern Lights, Inc. (NLI), an innovator in the marine-diesel market, is redefining the traditional engine room with an unmatched hybrid-marine solution. NLI combines its high-performance Lugger propulsion engines with BAE Systems’ HybriDrive® Propulsion System. In service in…

Hodgdon completes another composite hull infusion

East Boothbay, ME - Hodgdon Yachts recently completed the infusion of a large advanced composite power yacht hull.  The project is a testament to Hodgdon's demonstrated core competency in advanced composites, modern interior design and construction as well as complete…

Comment on 10-day anchoring limit

Under the auspices of Florida's Anchoring and Mooring Pilot Program, the City of St. Augustine has drafted anchoring ordinances that would restrict this practice everywhere within city limits outside of the existing mooring fields. Proposed rules include a limit at…

New designs will no longer tank

In the past, the only way to test a new hull design (short of actually building it) was to make a scale model of the hull and try it out in a test tank — basically a long, narrow pool.…

"Pints with a Purpose" helps CG families

The Coast Guard Foundation is running a partnership with Offshore Ale, based in Martha's Vineyard, Mass. For every pint sold of its East Chop Lighthouse Golden Ale and Menemsha Creek Pale Ale, Offshore Ale will donate a penny to the…

Turning a phone into a chartplotter

There was a time when a phone was just for making voice calls. That has changed with the advent of smartphones. They can be used not only as communication devices but as nav tools given the right software or “app.”…

The demise of hurricanes and tropical storms

As I write this newsletter in October, the hurricane season, while certainly not over, is on its inevitable downhill slide. So I thought it would be interesting to write about how tropical storms and hurricanes can weaken and dissipate. Frequently…

Chafe-Pro protects your lines

Having just returned from the Annapolis boat show I saw quite a few new and innovative products that you will soon see aboard many high-end boats, but one of the items that most impressed me was a simple and inexpensive…

Marine Technology Award

The first annual Chuck Husick Marine Technology Award was presented at the Annapolis Sailboat Show on Oct. 6, 2011, to electronic chartmaker Navionics for its Navionics Mobile product, which allows electronic charts to be displayed on iPhones, iPads and Android…

World-beating buoy to aid people overboard

World-beating buoy to aid people overboardThe SOS Dan Buoy is one of the biggest changes in marine-rescue devices in decades and is made in Australia.Designed and developed by SOS Marine, the inflatable SOS Dan buoy is not a lifejacket but…

A (tiny) Watchful Eye

Whether it be the last bag of Cape Cods or your custom synthetic line, find out who took your precious valuables before they're gone for good!  GOST (formerly Paradox Marine) has made it simple - almost too simple - to…

Covey & Cabo Rico @ Annapolis Sailboat Show

If you're coming to Annapolis this weekend please drop by our in-water exhibit to hear about Covey Island's new partnership with Cabo Rico, considered builders of one of "The World's Finest Yachts".On display a Cabo Rico 36, best known for…

Annapolis Boat Shows Set To Open

The United States Sailboat Show opens Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 10am. Boating enthusiast from around the world will visit Annapolis during these five days to enjoy this spectacular event. Several hundred shiny new sailboats will be on display, hundreds…

Baron Services Releases Redesigned Data Receiver

September 28, 2011, Huntsville, AL… WxWorx, a division of Baron Services, announces the immediate availability of a redesigned data receiver for the XM WX Satellite Weather service. The new Weather Data Receiver is used to supply graphical weather data to…

Baron Services Introduces Mobile Link to the Marine Industry

Device allows XM Weather data to be viewed on mobile devices, including tablets and smart phones   Huntsville, AL• Baron Services, Inc., a leading weather services company, announced that the Baron Mobile Link is now available to the marine industry.…

US CG and ABYC to Offer Marine Accident Investigation Course

In the past, civilian mariners had no outlet for education about accident investigation. The techniques, skills and knowledge necessary to diagnose issues with their own, or anyone else's vessel were, in vast majority, taught to Accident Investigators of the commercial…