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October/November 2016

  • Electronic Buoy mapVirtual Navigation Is Here

    If there's a buoy on your chartplotter, and from the helm it's nowhere to be seen, is it really there?

  • Northshore buoy dataSmart Boating Technology

    Lake Erie boaters can get real-time info on weather, water, and wave conditions thanks to a BoatUS Foundation grant.

  • Read the fine printBoat Warranty Limits

    Warranty language is typically not user-friendly. Here are some questions boat buyers have.

  • Jeff and Marty RichardsonBecoming A Full-Time Cruiser

    After 15 years of planning the Richardsons finally embarked on their new liveaboard life. Here, they tell how they did it.

  • Towed dinghyReasons To Not Tow Dinghies

    There's been a lot written about how to tow dinghies. But it's best to not tow them if you can avoid it. Here's why.

  • Bathymetric dataBathymetric Break-Out

    A new age of digital cartography is dawning, and you could help make it happen — whether you know you're doing it or not.

  • Radar screenAbout Radar

    If you've ever been engulfed in a sudden fog or caught in a blinding rain storm, you'll appreciate radar's electronic vision.

  • Watching TV onboardTelevision Onboard

    Having a TV onboard requires a bit of set up to ensure a clear picture. Here's a primer to get you tuned in.

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