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Navico Launches C-MAP Embark, The Latest in Nautical Navigation Technology

Navico, the world’s largest manufacturer of marine electronics, today announced the launch of C-MAP Embark, a nautical navigation app designed to refresh the planning, cruising and fishing experience with a clear aim in mind — to make it simpler. C-MAP Embark is powered by map data from official hydrographic offices. This data is continuously updated and augmented from thousands of data sources to help complete gaps in coastal and inland water bodies…

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Accidental grounding, familiarity breeds complacency

My 2018 cruising started with a trip straight up Lake Michigan’s Wisconsin coast bound for Manistique, a small town on Michigan’s upper peninsula.  We had something very rare, three consecutive days of flat water on Lake Michigan.  So we made the most of the conditions and ran all three of those days for a total of 300 nm at 9 kts.  We made it the length of the lake to Manistique without incident.  Unfortunately, we didn’t make it into Manistique harbor without incident.

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C-MAP Launches Free Chart Promotion

C-MAP, a leader in digital marine cartography and cloud-based mapping, announced today a new C-MAP Free Chart Campaign for the U.S. and Canada. Offering boaters unparalleled charting detail and functionality, premium C-MAP charts will be offered free via mail-in rebate with the purchase of select Lowrance, Simrad and B&G fishfinder/chartplotter displays through authorized dealers…

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SEAiq apps replace ActiveCaptain with Waterway Guide

Actually, as you can see above, SEAiq lets you overlay both ActiveCaptain and Waterway Guide info onto its chart display (and easily turn either or both overlays on and off). But as noted on the SEAiq website, the AC data will not be updated after May 23, though “We are considering updating SEAiq support for ActiveCaptain but do not have definite plans yet.”

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iNavX Brings AIS Live Coverage To Mobile Devices

San Francisco, Calif.- iNavX, the benchmark mobile marine navigation application, announced today the launch of iNavX AIS Live. Available on both iOS and Android versions of iNavX, iNavX AIS Live connects a user’s mobile device to the AIS Live global network of antennas. Real-time ship movements are broadcast to the iNavX app and overlaid directly on the chart…without the need for a radar or AIS transponder…

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Lowrance Announces Software Update for HDS Carbon, Gen3 and Elite-Ti Displays

Tulsa, Okla. – Lowrance®, a world-leader in fishing electronics since 1957 — announced today the release of a new software update for HDS Carbon™, HDS Gen3 and Elite-Ti displays that includes sonar enhancements, new automatic routing functionality and improvements for C-MAP® charting. At the heart of the release is FishReveal™, an exciting…

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Humminbird Introduces the FishSmart App

RACINE, Wis., March 14, 2018 – More than ever, anglers rely on their smartphones for communications on and off the water. Now, the new Humminbird® FishSmart® app puts the power of LakeMaster®mapping in anglers’ hands and delivers a more convenient path to important software updates for Humminbird fishfinders.