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How to Use That Little Red “Distress” Button on Your VHF Radio

It’s called DSC (Digital Selective Calling), and it allows today’s VHFs to send an automated mayday that alerts the Coast Guard and other vessels to your emergency. The idea is that the red button is pre-programmed with information about your boat so that, in the event of a life-threatening situation,... Continue reading
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Keep a Sharp Eye Out for Whales

The Center for Coastal Studies has issued a note of caution with regard to boating in Cape Cod Bay. An increasingly high concentrations of plankton, food for endangered North Atlantic right whales, has a resulted a high concentration of whales in the bay. It presents a risk to both mariners... Continue reading
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Product Spotlight: Navionics’ Dock-To-Dock Auto-Routing Software

Reprinted from Panbo, by Ben Ellison 12/31/2015 Let's (begin 2016) with some new technology that will really make a difference. I think it's Navionics' new Dock-to-dock autorouting system, and it may not be getting the recognition it deserves because Navionics already offered autorouting that was only marginally useful (like the... Continue reading