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Marine Navigation Software

Raymarine Combo Packages.

I decided to look at the complex solutions of other marine electronics manufacturers and begin with Raymarine combo packages. In order to have some sort of reference point, I will try to compare with the Lowrance boat box bundle. Here is an option offered by Outback Marine Australia  – Raymarine Multifunction Display – a-SERIES DOWNVISION AND SIDEVISION PACKS – a128…
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How to Use Google Maps for Marine Navigation

Can You really use Google Maps for Marine Navigation? Let’s take a look how to find a GPS position and create your next Pacific Islands passage plan with the help of so familiar for everyone Google Earth geo-browser. Although generally, I am so-called „old school” marine navigator modern technologies are very welcomed, and often it makes sailing more comfortable. There…
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Crude Oil Tanker Flagship Privet IMO 9496032

Crude oil tanker Flagship Privet IMO 9496032 outward-bound from the port of Riga. Here are the main ship’s data. IMO: 9496032 MMSI: 538004388 Call Sign: V7WT5 Flag: Marshall Is [MH] AIS Vessel Type: Tanker Gross Tonnage: 42208 Deadweight: 74594 t Length Overall x Breadth Extreme: 228.48m × 32.25m Year Built: Oct 26, 2011 Status: Active Ex name-M/T MEGACORE PANTHEA Built…
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Why Garmin BlueChart G2 Vision Is the Best Choice for Recreational Marine Charts.

Honestly, Garmin BlueChart g2 Vision is the best marine electronic chart software so far I have come across. From the early ages, I have obsessed of distant countries, mysterious islands and coasts. Marine Nautical charts are an essential part to reach them. I was born next to the sea, and all my life lived and worked at jobs related to…
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I Prefer to Choose GPS for Sailboat from Raymarine, Garmin or Humminbird.

It is not so easy to make the best choice for GPS for boat with integrated fishfinder to fit in the budget. Here on the Baltic Sea sailing and boating season is about to open. Boats are prepared for next voyages and regattas. Recently I have been asking for helping and advice regarding GPS for boats selection. I was asked…
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The Backup Option for Boat GPS Equipment is Essential.

The final post of my adventurous sea voyage and why GPS for boats needs a backup, read below. From the very young ages, I have been taught, that the Sea should be respected. I have always tried to follow it. Often, this also applies to everyday matters. Every sailor knows that obtaining high accuracy ship’s position leads to safer sailing…
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Expected Short Stopover in Den Helder The Netherlands Turned into the Two-Day Unforgettable Stay.

So we are underway to the Den Helder The Netherlands. It is home to the country’s main naval base and in any other way a great place to be. Calculated distance and ETA to „Koninklijke Marine Jacht Club“ is 145 nautical miles. After first twenty glorious flying mode sailing, I slowed down to about 15 knots. I expected busy fishing…
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Kiel Canal Transit and Lessons Learned on the Way to Den Helder Holland.

I decided to resume Kiel Canal transit very early in the morning but had to cancel departure from friendly marina’s company. Dense fog covered navigation fairway, so, in any case, no pleasure craft movement as stated in Kiel Canal Pleasure Craft Instruction. Had breakfast, rechecked fuel calculations and assume that not needed to refueling here, smarter will take fuel in…
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The First Successes and Mistakes of my Boat Trip.

To get satisfied of boat trip the proper safety procedures have to be made. Power boats are feeling great on the rough sea if you are skilled enough to handle properly it. The most important are to be familiar with powerful engines. When you know how to operate properly, you can sail safely. All the time you have to keep…
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My Sea Voyage Story on Jeanneau Prestige 36.

As already promised, I’d like to write more or less detailed overview of my sea voyage as a skipper on Jeanneau Prestige 36 power boat. Who knows, maybe my information given in those posts, could be helpful for next sea voyages in any place of the world. It took place in Summer of 2009 and route was from Riga, Capital…
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