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Navionics Releases an In-App Module for iPhone and iPad HD Apps

Do you already have the Navionics HD App for iPad and iPhone? It is amazing how useful it already is with all the features including vector charts, wind and tides, magazines and cruising guides, social media integration, the list goes on. But now the app has gotten even better - to upgrade you simply have to purchase the In-App Nav Module.

Boating Safety is a Priority!

It takes special people to help us stay safe so we can enjoy our time out on the water with fewer worries. This includes people who volunteer their time on organizations such as the Royal Canadian Marine Search and Rescue organization, or even somebody who notices someone in trouble and lends a helping hand. The Canadian Boating Safety Council holds an annual event in January known as the Canadian Safe Boating Awards (CASBAs). These awards recognize the people, programs, organizations and marinas that help to make boating in Canada safer and better for all of us, and to keep the environment clean. This is your opportunity as a boater to nominate someone or an organization you know that has made an exceptional contribution to boating safety.

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.

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 3: Life on the Water

It's time for more awesome iPad apps. As a reminder from Part 1 + 2, 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.

Navionics Plotter Sync App

Navionics has teamed up with Raymarine to bring you Plotter Sync. This user-friendly technology enables the wireless exchange of navigation displays with popular mobile devices running the Navionics app.

Simrad NSS

Simrad takes integration of "touch" technology into marine navigation one step further with their new NSS chartplotter / multifunction display. Boasting "extreme ease of use", the NSS delivers a multitude of functions and features to your fingertips with its simple and programmable menus and icons.

Broadband Radar

Broadband radar is making waves. Hailed as "the most revolutionary new radar system since the invention of radar itself," broadband radar is making waves in the marine world. Unlike conventional pulse radar, which does not show close-range detail and tends to merge multiple targets into single groups, broadband radar delivers clutter-free detail from mid-range to extremely close-in targets.

Garmin GPSMAP 700

The rugged and affordable Garmin GPSMAP 700 series chartplotter is the perfect do-it-all unit for vessels where space is at a premium. Navigation charts, GPS, sounder, weather, AIS info - it's all there!

How AIS improves your safety at sea

AIS is a fully automated tracking system used to identify and track other vessels visually, as a method of collision avoidance. Passenger ships, such as ferries, tugboats and most large commercial vessels, have an AIS Class A transceiver (12 watts), to send and receive AIS information on VHF frequencies.

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