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Tom Tripp is the owner of OceanLines LLC, the publisher of OceanLines and founder of Marine Science Today. He is an award-winning marine journalist, science writer and long-time public communications specialist. His PR career and much of his writing stems from the fact that he loves to explain stuff. It all began when he and his brother Mark threw all of Mom's tomatoes at the back wall of the house. . .

KEP Marine Vessel Monitoring System Scalable for Any Size Boat

KEP Marine Vessel Monitoring System Scalable for Any Size Boat

KEP Marine offers an Intelligent Vessel Monitoring System that will add value, usability and safety to almost any-size boat.

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Navionics Boating App Updated With U.S. Govt. Charts, New Features

Navionics Boating App Updated With U.S. Govt. Charts, New Features

An updated Navionics Boating app for iPads and iPhones now includes free NOAA electronic charts and great new features. Update now and get on the water safely!

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Lowrance Offering Special Deals on High-Tech Displays

Lowrance Offering Special Deals on High-Tech Displays

Lowrance said today it was offering money-saving promotions on some of its latest displays, with cash rebates and map giveaways among the highlights.

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Annual Top 10 Boat Names List from BoatUS

Annual Top 10 Boat Names List from BoatUS

BoatUS recently released its annual list of the top 10 boat names in the U.S. Is your boat name on the list?

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Smallest Personal Locator Beacon Available from Ocean Signal

Smallest Personal Locator Beacon Available from Ocean Signal

Personal Locator Beacons, like the new rescueME PLB1 from Ocean Signal, offer a huge safety advantage for boaters.

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Newport International Boat Show Announces 2014 Dates, Prices

Newport International Boat Show Announces 2014 Dates, Prices

Newport International Boat Show sets dates and prices for the 2014 edition of the Northeast’s biggest boat show.

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Argonaut Offers Android-Powered Smart MFD

Argonaut Offers Android-Powered Smart MFD

Love all those Android apps but wish there was a more integrated way to use them at the helm? Argonaut Computer last week announced the A615 smart MFD.

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Nordhavn to Expand Coastal Pilot Series with 59CP

Nordhavn to Expand Coastal Pilot Series with 59CP

Two years after it launched the 52CP, Pacific Asian Enterprises has announced a larger addition to the new semi-displacement lineup of Nordhavn cruisers.

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Navionics at Center of ICW Magenta Line Renovation

Navionics at Center of ICW Magenta Line Renovation

Navionics is helping NOAA reestablish a useful “magenta line” in charts of the IntraCoastal Waterway.

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Navionics Plotter Sync Wirelessly Updates Charts on Raymarine plotters

Written by on March 11, 2014 in Electronics, GPS, Marine Electronics, seamanship, Technology with 0 Comments
Navionics Plotter Sync Wirelessly Updates Charts on Raymarine plotters

If you own a wirelessly enabled chartplotter from Raymarine  and you use charts from Navionics, your life is about to get MUCH simpler. An updated Navionics app on your iPhone or iPad will download daily chart updates, and then when you are within range of your wireless-enabled chartplotter from Raymarine (with the latest firmware update, […]

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2014 Miami International Boat Show Opens Today

2014 Miami International Boat Show Opens Today

We’re in Miami for the opening of the 2014 Progressive® Miami International Boat Show and it’s clear from the exhibits on display, the boats in the water and the news already making headlines that there is a new optimism in the boating industry.

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VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance

Written by on January 22, 2014 in Boat Systems, Maintenance & DIY, Technology with 2 Comments
VesselVanguard Plans, Tracks Your Boat Maintenance

VesselVanguard, the brainchild of CEO Donald Hyde, is a web-based service that organizes, tracks and alerts you to your boat’s maintenance requirements.

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OceanLines Has a New Look and Focus

OceanLines Has a New Look and Focus

If this is the first time you’ve been here in a while, you might notice our new look and our new focus.  Since its first post in 2007, OceanLines has focused on the boats we like to live and cruise on, whether for the day or for long, ocean-crossing passages.  Since the Great Recession fully […]

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Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style

Written by on July 31, 2013 in Electronics, seamanship, Technology with 3 Comments
Marine Navigation on Android Arrives in Style

Well, it’s not that you couldn’t do it before, but now you can do it with Plan2Nav, a world-class app, C-MAP charts by Jeppesen, and seamless integration of critical cruising data from ActiveCaptain.

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What is the best marine navigation app for the iPad?

Written by on February 1, 2013 in Electronics, Technology with 0 Comments
What is the best marine navigation app for the iPad?

(Editor’s note — Christine Kling is an accomplished sailor and mystery author and she has spent a great deal of time actually using the iPad on the water for navigation and related tasks.  While your mileage may vary, I would put a lot of stock in Christine’s evaluation of these apps.  I’ve included here the […]

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