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Latest BOLO from Boatwatch.org Tim QueeneyJanuary 12, 20220 For voyagers in need of some help, the website Boatwatch.org does a great job of keeping track of vessels with distress issues and those boats that for some reason are late in arriving from passages. … Crew’s Picks Boating media scholarship Marine Electronics, November 2021 Voyaging Tips,

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  • Newest GOES weather spacecraft
    par Tim Queeney le 11/05/2022 à 9:13

    NOAA released a photo today from its latest Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), GOES-18. The image shows the Western Hemisphere from 22,236 miles out into space. GOES-18 was launched on The post Newest GOES weather spacecraft first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • Chartplotter battery monitoring
    par Bill Morris le 10/05/2022 à 7:00

    Battery monitoring on our vessels is an obsession comparable to keeping an eye on the wind indicator and the sail telltales. With all of us skippers fussing over slight changes The post Chartplotter battery monitoring first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • An Unauthorized Boarding
    par Michael Hayward le 02/05/2022 à 9:35

    An Unauthorized Boarding While cruising in the Caribbean following a crossing of the South Atlantic, on Rebecca Childress’ Valiant 40, Brick House, we arrived in Buccament Bay on St. Vincent. The post An Unauthorized Boarding first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • Using radar offshore to detect squalls
    par Robert MacFarlane le 27/04/2022 à 4:02

    In 2003 I installed a radar on my 1983 Morgan N/M 456, Tiger Beetle, to help with singlehanded races between San Francisco and Hawaii. The Furuno 4 kilowatt 24-inch radome I The post Using radar offshore to detect squalls first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • Rudder problems snag voyagers
    par Tim Queeney le 15/04/2022 à 3:18

    One of the most difficult gear failures for a voyaging boat is rudder/steering problems. Losing the ability to steer makes getting to the next available port a priority. Jury-rigged steering The post Rudder problems snag voyagers first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • Atmospheric ridges and troughs
    par Ocean Navigator le 14/04/2022 à 2:54

    The formation of ridges and troughs in the atmosphere has important effects on weather at sea. Here is a look at ridge and trough structures and how they can influence The post Atmospheric ridges and troughs first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • Repairing a 10-ton mast — without a crane
    par Eric Forsyth le 22/03/2022 à 7:57

    Editor’s note: This installment of the newsletter is a companion piece to the Seamanship and Navigation newsletter of November 2021 that detailed a repair at sea of the clipper ship The post Repairing a 10-ton mast — without a crane first appeared on Ocean Navigator.

  • ENDURANCE DISCOVERY LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST ENABLED BY INMARSAT FLEET XPRESS
    par Ocean Navigator le 22/03/2022 à 2:28

    Fleet Xpress from Inmarsat, the world leader in global, mobile satellite communications, provided a high-speed connectivity solution to enable History Hit to broadcast the discovery of Antarctic explorer Sir Ernest The post ENDURANCE DISCOVERY LIVE GLOBAL BROADCAST ENABLED BY INMARSAT FLEET XPRESS […]

  • Puerto Vallarta Race – Roy P. Disney’s PYEWACKET 70 Sets New Record
    par Tim Queeney le 17/03/2022 à 8:56

    Posted March 15, 2022 As the competitors in the 2022 Puerto Vallarta Race continue south in what is being reported as “great sailing conditions,” it is worth taking a moment to The post Puerto Vallarta Race – Roy P. Disney’s PYEWACKET 70 Sets New Record first appeared […]

  • COAST GUARD FOUNDATION RAISING FUNDS TO BUILD A K9 MEMORIAL AT COAST GUARD BASE ALAMEDA
    par Ocean Navigator le 09/03/2022 à 10:23

    Stonington, Conn. — The Coast Guard Foundation, a non-profit organization committed to strengthening the Coast Guard community and service by supporting members and families, announced that to celebrate K9 Veterans Day The post COAST GUARD FOUNDATION RAISING FUNDS TO BUILD A K9 MEMORIAL […]

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