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Satellite phones have evolved a full ecosystem of gear and services

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

Respecting Paradise

Thoughts on voyaging responsibly

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

Yankee sails on

The steel ketch Yankee in the Connecticut River.

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

TRANSPAC RACE PREP

How a group of determined mostly military veterans built a race team

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

NOAA upgrades its global weather model

More data and a better global weather model should make for improved weather distributed to users, like this temperature gradient map.

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

From North Sea fishing to Sea of Cortez voyaging

The former Dutch fishing vessel turned power voyaging yacht Varnebank in Mexican waters.

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

Chatter Chartroom

IN 2019, MY HUSBAND, DOUG PASNIK, AND I RACED OUR first Transpac together with a team of 10 on our Andrews 70, Trader, comprised primarily of military veterans (see story on page 22). This year we are doing the race again and inviting four mentees from The Magenta Project to race with us.

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Ocean Navigator
July - August 2021

Doing it all with one screen

The steering station on this Gunboat cat is equipped with large-screen B&G Zeus MFDs.

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

Don't scrimp when it comes to the crimp

Solid crimp connections make your power voyager’s electrical system more reliable.

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

Chartroom Chatter

Maritime Publishing acquires Ocean Navigator

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

The oral surgeon's masterpiece

Carastee was a L. Francis Herreshoff design similar to this Herreshoff ketch with its graceful sheer.

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

Protecting your boat from overcharging

A properly set up system can prevent damage to electrical components possible with LiFePO4 batteries

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

No. 18665 is the first to go

In the phase out of paper charts, the NOAA chart of Lake Tahoe will be the first to disappear.

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

Two dismastings dodged

Mast and rigging problems bedevil a Pacific voyager in harbor and at sea

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Ocean Navigator
May - June 2021

Light in a pinch

In emergency lighting situations, more light is always better

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Terra Nova and Scott of the Antarctic

The barque Terra Nova was specially reinforced for working in polar sea ice

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Snagged anchors and empty gas bottles

Mishaps on a mid-Med adventure

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Reports of aggressive killer whales

Orcas have reportedly attacked sailboats recently off Spain and

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Prized pilothouse possessions

The pilothouse is the nerve center of a power voyagig vessel like this Selene 43 in the Bahamas.

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

It's not easy being green

Dealing with the scourge of seasickness

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Fatal dive boat fire attributed to operator's oversight failures

The dive boat Conception on fire off Santa Cruz island in California.

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Drama in the Vendee Globe solo world race

Alex Thomson’s IMOCA 60 Hugo Boss at the start of the 2020 Vendee Globe Race.

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

A circumnavigator's favorite ocean films

A still from the documentary Maiden, which tells the story of the first all-female crew in the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989-90.

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Ocean Navigator
January- February 2021

Upgrading batteries

Treating batteries as a system works best

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Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

Jolie Brise rescues Adriana

Jolie Brise, which is roughly translated as “nice breeze,” is perhaps one of the most famous yachts of the 20th century; more than 100 years after her launch, the vessel is still plying the waters of the Atlantic.

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Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

Tuna 101: A Primer for Voyaging Sailors

Catching, cleaning and eating tuna at sea

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Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

Very Helpful Feature - VHF radio

With all of the savvy technology that exists on boats today, it is easy to overlook that the most reliable communication tool on your vessel is your VHF radio.

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Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

Solo rower breaks ocean record

Power voyagers have engines, sailors have the wind and ocean rowers have … muscles.

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Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

Battery survey

We asked a group of voyagers about their vessel’s batteries and their future battery plans

10+ mins read
Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

Into the Denmark Strait

A bristlingly cold gale whipped across the silvery North Atlantic and up the narrow fjord.

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Ocean Navigator
November - December 2020

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