Tag Archive: 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 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 DownVision &…
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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 with 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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Why to Choose Cobra Marine VHF Handheld Radio?

The short answer to the heading question about Cobra marine VHF handheld radio choice is – high quality for reasonable price. Some may argue me that there are much better walkie-talkies on the market, and maybe it is so. Although, if we are talking mainly about recreational boating needs so Cobra VHF is an excellent choice. raising awareness about safety,…
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Used Marine GPS for Sale, Why Not?

Sometimes purchasing a used marine GPS for sale could save much money especially when for brand new GPS Chartplotter price is over $1K. Not always the latest and high priced models are the best choices. Producers have their own tricks to attract customers unfortunately sometimes with totally unusable new features just to raise the unit prices. Not every time those…
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Furuno Marine GPS Continues to be a Favorite Brand For Professionals.

Furuno GPS was the first receiver I met in my job as a navigating officer on merchant ships. I had undeservedly forgotten to mention one of the marine electronic manufacturer giants as Furuno Electric Co. Furuno is a Japanese company established in 1951. Main products are marine radars, GPS, fishfinders and other marine electronics. It was in the beginnings of…
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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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Docked at Haven Marina and Relax in Hotels Lowestoft.

Before my expected rest in hotels of Lowestoft, I have to make the final sea trip across the North Sea. Our Jeanneau Prestige 36 power boat was on the way to cross the North Sea for final stage to Lowestoft, United Kingdom. Calculated distance about 120 nautical miles. The weather forecast for next 8 to 12 hours was promising pleasant…
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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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Next Stage to Kiel Holtenau Includes Inshore Sailing.

Now my marine voyage entering in more exciting, inshore sailing and busy ship traffic area. We are leaving wonderful short stay in Leba. Say goodbye to Polish Border Guards and full steam towards Stralsund in Germany. Leba- Stralsund. Calculated distance 164 nautical miles ETA (expected the time of arrival) next morning after 8 a.m. to fit in Stralsund Gas Station…
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The First Successes and Mistakes of my Boat Trip.

To get satisfied with the boat trip the proper safety procedures have to be made. Powerboats are feeling great on the rough sea if you are skilled enough to handle properly it. The most important is 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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