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Active Captain Bargain for Cyber Monday 2010….

Not to be outdone by the many online deals going on today, MaxSea and Furuno have teamed up with a great deal of their own, a rebate on purchases of MaxSea Time Zero Navigator software.

If you purchase MaxSea Time Zero Navigator between October 27, 2010 and March 15, 2011, they will provide a $100 rebate. You must fill out and return the rebate form. The rebate form can be downloaded here.

With this rebate, the effective price of getting the full software with all US NOAA charts (vector and raster, 3D data, satellite imagery)

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Tracking GPS for £149 and 3G bundled in …

We’ve all had those niggling worries about tying up our boat whilst we head ashore for a bite to eat and the thoughts of it not being there when we get back!

Tetra Boats are launching a new product called TenderTrack at the 2011 London Boat Show. TenderTrack is about the size of a box of matches and incorporates a highly sensitive 50 channel GPS and GSM data modem to allow the location of your tender to be constantly monitored on your smart phone. It’s waterproof and has an internal rechargeable battery that can offer up to 72

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EV Supercar is here – EV Super yachts are coming…

In my previous posts about hybrid technology I speculated about the cross over effect of the car industry’s recent experiments and the possible impact on yacht propulsion.

In a week where Toyota announced that it is planning to release 11 new hybrid vehicles and a rechargeable Prius model as part of its efforts to stay at the forefront of low carbon vehicle technology – we have the fantastic achievement of our very own Imperial College team who drove a modified electric sport scar (donated by Radical Sport scars based in Peterborough, UK) from Alaska, down

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Code-Zero

Well that didn’t take long! – following my last post on systems for handling code-zero sails – especially while shorthanded, a number of readers sent me some interesting video clips from YouTube that I though I would share with you here…have a look – some are quite entertaining…

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Code-Zero furling for shorthanded sailing…

I was talking recently with a good friend who is preparing his beautiful Bowman 42 for a round the world adventure. He was describing the complexities of trying to navigate the various options for mounting suitable headsail gear to make the boat sail well; keep things manageable; but not go to far in terms of gadgets and untried systems.

I got quite interested in at least trying to get a list of all the options one might consider.

The first supplier that you might want to check out is Bartels GmBH. They supply a range of products

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