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Shipboard Medicine for the Sailor

Shipboard Medicine for the Sailor

Cruising and racing have different concerns Over the years, many cruisers (both sailors and power boaters) have reported their experience with medicine aboard ship in remote oceans of the earth. Although acute injury from trauma and lack of fitness is possible on any boat, the primary concerns for cruisers tend be focused on being in […]

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Tide App Provides Info Even When Out of Wireless Range

Tide App Provides Info Even When Out of Wireless Range

SAN FRANCISCO, California, 18 May 2014 – A must have for sailors, boaters, fishermen, surfers, and divers, MyTide, an iPhone tide prediction and viewing tool is as sexy as it is useful. And as long as your phone has a little juice, MyTide will work where your wireless provider doesn’t. With no wireless coverage needed, […]

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The Anchor Rode – Making the Connection

The Anchor Rode – Making the Connection

The rode (also known as anchor cable) is what connects your anchor to the boat. Without it your anchor is not going to do you a world of good. It is consequently an important part of your tackle and worthy of some serious consideration.

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Anchoring – To Swivel or to Twist, That is The Question

Anchoring – To Swivel or to Twist, That is The Question

By Captains Alex & Daria Blackwell To a cruiser, anchoring tackle is perhaps one of the most important pieces of gear – second only to the boat itself. As such, any mention of the pros or cons of any particular component or configuration will inevitably lead to some pretty strong opinions. We should know, having […]

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FURUNO SHATTERS THE $1,000 PRICE POINT WITH GP1670F & GP1870F COMBO UNITS

FURUNO SHATTERS THE $1,000 PRICE POINT WITH GP1670F & GP1870F COMBO UNITS

Camas, WA, – We’re guessing you’d never expect to see a Furuno GPS/Chart Plotter/Fish Finder Combo unit at a retail price point under $1,000. Well, as they say… “Never say never,” because now there’s not only one, but two Furuno Combo units with retail pricing below $1,000. Just in time for the holiday season, Furuno […]

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Keeping Afloat In The Winter

Keeping Afloat In The Winter

By John Simpson Sailing just for fun (or even coaching it) all year round is possible further south in Briton, provided you are a good careful seaman. Farther north that isn’t quite so simple the winds regularly go over force 10 with much higher wind chill factors. Mind you if the Scottish Nationalist party win […]

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Build Your Own ATL  FueLocker™

Build Your Own ATL FueLocker™

Aero Tec Laboratories (ATL) of Ramsey, NJ is now offering their world-renowned custom fuel bladder services to the sport fishing and yachting community. For nearly 45 years, ATL has lead the way in developing rugged and reliable flexible containment devices for the motorsports, aviation, military and marine industries. Over the years, ATL has worked with […]

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Primus Wind Power acquires the AIR Wind Turbine Line from Southwest Windpower

Primus Wind Power acquires the AIR Wind Turbine Line from Southwest Windpower

Denver, CO., July 31, 2013 ‐‐ Primus Wind Power is pleased to announce the acquisition of the AIR wind turbine product line from Southwest Windpower. Primus is located outside of Denver, Colorado and will now manufacture and ship the AIR products from its Colorado location. The company is committed to continue the status of AIR as the world’s […]

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New Mantus Anchor Taken Out For A Cruise

New Mantus Anchor Taken Out For A Cruise

The Mantus anchor is an interesting variation of the scoop type anchors, all of which have a single convex fluke or blade. The scoop type anchors are divided into two groups:

The Mantus belongs to the group with roll bars. Others include the Rocna, the Manson Supreme, as well as the roll bar predecessor (though with a flat blade) the Buegel.
The other group are those without roll bars: including the Spade and Ultra.

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Navigating the New Way – With Tablet and New Charting App from Nv Charts

Navigating the New Way – With Tablet and New Charting App from Nv Charts

By Capt. Mike Martel For mobile device and iOS device users, I’ve heard that there is quite literally an ‘App’ for everything. This is almost true. For boaters, sailors and cruisers, however, who would like to ride the crest of the mobile device wave, finding an app for navigation has been difficult, complicated, and in […]

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Cruising Outpost Social Media

Cruising Outpost Social Media

Cruising Outpost wants to be able to connect with you throughout your day no matter where in the world you may be. So we have a few different social media accounts we have set up to stay connected any way you want! No matter what social media avenue you want to take, we will be around the […]

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Seafarers Can Help Track Effects Of Climate Change

Seafarers Can Help Track Effects Of Climate Change

Seafarers are being encouraged to take part in a unique global study, using a mobile phone app to record the effects of climate change. The marine phytoplankton account for approximately 50% of all photosynthesis on Earth and, through the plankton food web that they support, they both underpin the marine food chain and play a […]

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Making Shorthanded Sailing Easier and Safer

Making Shorthanded Sailing Easier and Safer

There are numerous apparatuses and accessories that can make sailing more pleasurable or convenient, but relatively few that can make major differences in efficiency and safety without substantial changes to rigging. Still fewer are available to facilitate significant safety or performance improvements for those who sail shorthanded or even solo, whether an occasional yachtsman, weekender, or serious blue water cruiser.

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New App – What’s On My Boat?

New App – What’s On My Boat?

The ‘What’s on my Boat? App for iPhone/iPodTouch/iPad is really useful. If you don’t remember where you stowed the spare impeller or what wine you have on board this App will give you the answers. It’s easy to use. Walk round your boat, talk into your phone to enter an item and take a photo. […]

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ODEO Laser Flare Review

ODEO Laser Flare Review

Yachting Monthly put the ODEO Laser Flare up against a traditional pyrotechnic flare, but what’s it like at night?

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EPIRB Expose

EPIRB Expose

EPIRBS or emergency beacons, can give sailors peace of mind while far from land. This article, posted by SailWorld.com sheds some light on a few things you may not know about the life-saving devices. 406 Emergency Beacons: Ten years ago we invested significantly in the latest and greatest EPIRB, a 406mhz device with built in GPS, designed […]

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Heaving To, an Alternative to Anchoring

Heaving To, an Alternative to Anchoring

There will come a time when you either want or need to stop and park your boat in a place or under circumstances where you either cannot or wish not to deploy an anchor. This can be far out at sea where the water is simply too deep to anchor, or near shore when you […]

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New 9.9 HP Propane Powered Outboard Boat Engine

New 9.9 HP Propane Powered Outboard Boat Engine

Los Angeles, CA- Oct. 25, 2012 – The groundbreaking leader in research and development for environmentally friendly technology, LEHR Inc., is introducing the next generation in green innovation with the new 9.9 horsepower propane powered outboard boat engines. Lehr’s compelling new Eco-friendly engines have garnered massive attention, recently awarded the POPULAR MECHANICS Breakthrough Award for […]

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