Monthly Archive: April 2019

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Raymarine’s New LightHouse OS Update Revealed

Home to thousands of boaters and steeped in rich maritime tradition, the coastal city of Annapolis is situated at the intersection of the Severn River and the Chesapeake Bay. These storied waters have inspired generations of sailors, powerboaters and fishermen to take to the sea. For these reasons and more, Raymarine has chosen to make Annapolis the namesake of its latest LightHouse operating system update…

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Torqeedo’s Deep Blue Hybrid system on display at Salon International du Multicoque

Le Penseur, a Privilège Series 5 yacht with Deep Blue Hybrid, Torqeedo’s electric propulsion and integrated onboard energy management system, will be on display at the Salon International du Multicoque, the International Multihull Boat Show. This one-of-a-kind event focuses only on catamarans and trimarans, which are displayed in-water at Terre-plein Ouest du port, La Grande-Motte, France from April 24 to April 28…

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Weems & Plath Signs Exclusive Manufacturing & Distribution Agreement With Orca Green Marine

Weems & Plath, manufacturer of fine nautical & weather instruments since 1928, today announced it has signed a worldwide licensing agreement with RevesOcean Network, LLC, owner of the Orca Green Marine (OGM) brand of LED Navigation Lights to manufacture and distribute the OGM Series of LED navigation lights…

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New C-MAP Reveal Charts Offer the Clearest View of Structure, Wrecks, Reefs and Ledges

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, announced today the release of new C-MAP Reveal charts, featuring incredible views of the sea floor – a key advantage for fishing and diving enthusiasts. This new cartography offers all the navigation data and capabilities of a C-MAP MAX-N+ card – plus ultra high-resolution bathymetric imagery of select coastal and offshore areas, including…

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Fusion’s new RA670, completing the Apollo line

Today Fusion announced the MS-RA670, the third head unit in their Apollo line of marine stereos. I’ve been testing one for a few weeks and it looks like the 670 slots in between the top-of-the-line Apollo MS-RA770 and the much smaller MS-SRX400.  Here’s the lowdown on what the 670 offers and how it fits within the line.

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Victron Venus GX MFD integration, nice Simrad & Garmin surprises so far

Behold the Victron “app” now running on the Simrad NSS7 evo2 that I’ve been long testing on Gizmo. Now I can see all sorts of power data on a bright MFDs at the helms, and I can even use the integration to control the boat’s Victron Multi charger/inverter or configure many of the power system components. And this valuable feature only required some software updates and an Ethernet adapter cable…

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Fusion ARX Remote: simple, effective and convenient

Sometimes you just want to turn down the volume or skip to the next track, and the Fusion ARX remote is the right tool for that job. The remote’s simplicity, size, and flexible placement allow it to be mounted in the perfect spot to control your stereo, or in several such spots.  I now have four of them installed on Have Another Day and this entry will detail why they’re making me happy.

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Doane safety advice regarding Transderm patches & psychotic breaks

When the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Virgin Islands charged Rick Smith with “seaman’s manslaughter” last fall, it kicked off months of press coverage and online sailor chatter… But I did not feel that I understood the incident — or could glean any particular safety lessons from it — until I read “THE TRAGEDY OF DAVID PONTIOUS: Did a Scopolamine Patch Drive Him to Suicide?” by Charles Doane…