There's a lot of great weather information out there these days...and a lot of hype too. Here are some tips that will help you tell the difference and decide what's worth spending your money on.
When radar really matters, what unit should you buy? John has the answer based on 30 years of radar experience, much of it in places where reliable radar is vital.
We have just uploaded a complete redesign of this website and would like some help with a new logo and font selection.
Having yanked your chain in the last post on marine electronics, John is now getting real with solid recommendations, starting with communications.
We're starting 2016 off with a bang here at AAC with a new fully mobile-responsive web site. Check it out.
The latest whiz-bang, all-singing, all-dancing integrated electronics package that I'm designing for our boat. And since I'm an electronics technician by trade this is going to be leading edge and way cool! Everyone loves a gear-head post...and this one has a twist.
Should you buy a Navtex? There are alternatives, but there are also trade-offs.
Just a quick post with a thought for the new year, and some winter boat care stuff.
Over the next week or two Phyllis and I will be porting (fancy computer-speak for "moving") AAC to a new site design. In theory you should not notice anything strange with the site while we do this...in practice, who the hell knows what might happen. So, don't worry if things get a little weird for a few days—when [...]
The skills required to become a competent skipper of an ocean crossing yacht are not that difficult to learn, but there are a couple of things we must do to attain that goal.
Click on the card above to view our annual Year In Pictures slide show.
We have real progress to report on the Adventure 40, a boat that will make offshore voyaging easier to get into, and just plain better and more fun to do.
John answers an interesting question on the relative benefits of installing a watermaker...or not.
In the last two chapters we discovered that the jackline systems most of us use for POB prevention are pretty much useless. Now we are moving on to what to do about that—the good stuff.
There is so much wrong with commonly-used person overboard prevention systems that I couldn't fit it all in one chapter...here's Part 2.