Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Marine Pen Light

The G20 Coast pen light is perfect for inspecting those hard to get to spaces. Very tough, water resistant, and bright. A must have for the skipper.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Coast Headlamp for the Sailor

The old Princeton Tec headlamp has met it's match vs. the Coast FL 405 lumens dual color focusing headlamp. This model of Coast headlamp offers great value, function, quality of build, and comfort. The light field is perfect for deck work and the red light saves night vision when on night watch.    

Friday, January 5, 2018

Android for the Navigator

Modern technology has delivered some spectacular apps at no cost for mariners that use Android smart phones or tablets.

The recommended value device is the HUAWEI MediaPad T3.

Useful Apps from Play Store (Google):
-My GPS Location
-GPS Anti Spoofing
-Nautical Almanac
-Navigation Calculator
-Tide Chart
-Anchor Lite
-Google Earth

Lots of bang for the buck to say the least.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Small Craft Multi Tool

Pictured is a great value and handy multi tool for use aboard a small craft and is well suited for ground tackle and rigging tasks. This particular tool has been modified to make it airport friendly by removing the knife blade.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ASA Douglas Style Plotter

The ASA Douglas style 5" by 5" compact plotter is perfect for small craft chart tables. Customize with 1.5mm drilled holes in the center and at the upper scale. This will enable DR and celestial navigation plotting without the need for dividers. Includes reciprocal courses around the perimeter compass rose.

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Otis King Calculator for Celestial Navigation

The Otis King is a basic non electronic calculator with four place precision and is good enough to perform law of cosine sight reduction to 1' for celestial navigation and great circle sailing purposes. Easy to learn multiplication and division routines. Find for reasonable cost on Ebay.