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Month: March 2014

Comments Off on Our Favorite Destinations: Mattapoisett

Our Favorite Destinations: Mattapoisett

8 Miles West Southwest of Kingman Yacht Center, Mattapoisett provides a bit of Nantucket feel on Buzzards Bay, with its narrow streets, white picket fences, beautiful gardens and weathered shingled homes.  This little town boasts a large, natural harbor and features a series of grand stone wharves dating back to the 1800s, with pumpout, visitor tie-up... Continue reading
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We’re Loving the Zeus Touch by B&G: Sailing-Specific Touchscreen Chartplotter

If you're considering an electronics update or upgrade for your sailboat, you should check out the new offering from B&G. The Zeus Touch (6.4 inch, 8 inch or 12-inch display) offers outstanding sailing-specific navigation features with an intuitive touch-led interface. The SailSteer sail navigation screen shows Heading and COG, Current Layline, Calculated... Continue reading
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Getting Your Boat Ready for Spring: Replacing Your Battery

If it's time for a new battery for your boat, the main decision you'll have to make is:  wet cell or AGM? The most common - and least expensive choice - is a wet, or flooded cell battery.  They provide lots of cranking amperage, making them excellent choices as starting batteries. Wet cell batteries... Continue reading
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Navionics Boating Gets Our Vote for Best Phone Navigation App

Navionics Boating is an accurate, easy-to-use app for your iPad, iPhone or Android device that is a perfect backup for your on-board navigation equipment.  The app allows you to set routes and waypoints and plan your trip at home, then carry it all on board for the trip.  You have... Continue reading