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Garmin Helm and Marine Wi-Fi Adapter Kit

In an earlier post, we looked at two very cool apps from Pocket Mariner, Boat Beacon and Boat Watch Pro. This time we would like to look at a new app from Garmin called Garmin Helm. This free app allows you to control a Garmin GPSMAP 8000 series with your iPhone or iPad when paired with the Garmin Marine Wi-Fi Adapter.

Garmin Glo Portable GPS and GLONASS Receiver

Recently we were looking at an AIS App developed by Pocket Mariner Inc. called Boat Beacon. This App provides AIS on any iProduct with iOS 6.1 or later and most Android smartphones and tablets. This led us to a product called Garmin Glo which enables GPS on iPod and WiFi only tablets via Bluetooth. The Garmin GLO Portable GPS and GLONASS Receiver locks on to satellites approximately 20% faster and remains connected even at high speeds.

Boating Accessories: SiGNa Chemistry's PowerTrekk

Are you looking for ways to charge your electronic devices while out on the water? There are many ways to do this already but how about a way that is environmentally friendly and only requires you to add water? This is the idea behind SiGNa Chemistry's PowerTrekk - a mini hydrogen fuel cell that can recharge small devices.

Boater's Picks for Favourite App on the iPad - Part 5

The great app ideas just keep coming! Thank you for your suggestions and recommendations. As a reminder from Parts 1-4, I gathered a bunch of my boating friends and we talked apps. If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the list. Many of these apps provide a free version; however, I have included the price for the full version.

What is WAAS Anyway?

WAAS, or Wide Area Augmentation System, was developed by the US Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration to improve the accuracy of GPS receivers all across North America.

Multiple Downstream Fast-blow and Slow-blow Fuses

It is normally necessary to have multiple fuses or breakers downstream of each other. For example, you might have a main battery fuse, a main DC panel breaker, and individual breakers for each circuit on a panel. From one circuit you might have a couple of fuses downstream if you're feeding multiple devices off one breaker, like a chartplotter and GPS.

Boater's Picks for Favourite Apps on the iPad - Part 4: Connecting With Your Electronics

The great app ideas just keep coming! Thank you for your suggestions and recommendations. As a reminder from parts 1-3, I gathered a bunch of my boating friends and we talked apps. If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the list. Many of these apps provide a free version; however, I have included the price for the full version.

Boater's Picks for Favourite Apps on the iPad - Part 2: Anchoring and First Aid

I am back with more of our favourite apps. As a reminder from Part 1, I gathered a bunch of my boating friends and we talked apps. If an app was mentioned by three different boaters then it made the list. Many of these apps provide a free version; however, I have included the price for the full version. Now let's talk about anchoring.

Ocean Crossing Equipment: added safety for long-distance trips

Anyone considering a long-distance trip, be it offshore or to remote areas, should certainly be thinking carefully about safety. While the costs of high quality equipment can be intimidating, the following devices can help keep you out of danger.

Need a HUG?

It's 4 am in the morning and your cell phone alerts you to a high water alarm on your 34' Sea Ray. You may lose a few hours of sleep this morning but you have saved your boat. All thanks to a simple yet ingenious device called the SPOT Hug. Improving upon SPOTS amazing line of products, the HUG enters the market with an amazing list of features that introduce a new level of safety and security for you and your vessel.

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