Monthly Archives: September 2011

Update on Navionics for Android

New Version Marine & Lakes: US & Canada $15.50 Can Vector charts included in app, remain resident on device and function without mobile coverage.  You download the charts for your area of interest. Wind & tides* gives you a snapshot … Continue reading

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Anchoring

Anchoring is a method of using your boat’s anchor to secure the boat for a short time, such as lunch or perhaps overnight. The objective is to lower the anchor to the bottom, lay out the anchor rode with slack … Continue reading

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Chart Plotter on your phone

Earlier this month I mentioned I had an Android phone. The first app I purchased was Navionics Mobile which give me a chart plotter on my phone.  The cost was just over $14 which included the charts for BC.  This … Continue reading

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Preventing Powerboat Theft

Have you ever had anything of value stolen from you? It leaves you with a sick feeling and a feeling of vulnerability unlike anything else. We are all well aware that there are crooks and thieves that live among us. … Continue reading

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Licensing and Registration for U.S. Boats

The laws regarding powerboats and powerboat operators vary somewhat from state to state. Powerboats like motor vehicles are registered and licensed by each state rather than by the federal government. Even though these requirements are not regulated by the federal … Continue reading

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