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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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What is GPS Tracking Device for Cars?

I recently came accross with the situation when a person does not have any understanding what a GPS tracking device for cars is. My car insurance company offered me free of charge OBD security lock with the arrangement that the next three years will stick with given BALTA insurance company. I heard a conversation of a beautiful lady sitting next…
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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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Does Magellan eXplorist TRX7 is a Good Choice for GPS for UTV?

I have paid attention to Magellan eXplorist TRX7 as GPS for UTV after growing number of real Amazon purchases via my links. I always try to inspect the items, especially expensive devices, when purchases exceed three in short time period. So, let’s try to find out why someone spent almost $2K for three Magellan eXplorist TRX7 GPS Navigators. I would…
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Pioneer Navigation System AVIC-5200NEX as CarPlay Alternative

It is no secret that Pioneer car stereo has a good reputation. Pioneer AVIC-5200NEX DVD CD navigation receiver is one of the best examples how to stay on the top of car infotainment systems market as competition is very tough. As I often say, nothing is perfect, and there are no car infotainment and GPS navigation system which include absolutely…
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Is Rand McNally OverDryve 7 GPS the Best Way to Update Your Old Car?

By searching a way to update my car’s infotainment features, I found Rand McNally OverDryve 7 GPS and decided to take more detailed research of this device. The first impression was great but it not for me, at least until I am not driving in the USA and Canada. But as far as I did some searches and to know…
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The Best External Battery Charger for GPS

Essentially it is not so easy to answer the question what is the best external battery charger for GPS or other on the go devices. This topic is very broad, so I will stick to handheld GPS devices and related to this smartphones, tablets, and laptops. There are so many external battery chargers on the market today but I found…
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Garmin Zumo 595LM For Serious Bikers

GPS market is not highly rich in offerings for motorcyclists, but Garmin Zumo 595LM and some other Zumo 5xx series navigators are exceptions. Before I dive into the details of Zumo 595LM, I would like to say that nothing is perfect and by reading one-star customer reviews you need to be careful to make an immediate conclusion. Yes, the price…
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