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CAPCA Tours the MITAGS Ship Simulator

Professional boat captains experience handling of mega-ships with virtual simulator facility at Marine Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies [Video] As a licensed Captain, I have chosen to join the Chesapeake Area Professional Captain’s Association (CAPCA). Part of CAPCA’s mission is promoting the professional development of our members. Towards that end, there are courses, seminars, and…

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How to Use Wireless Bluetooth to Stream Music on a Boat Stereo System

Play music from your smartphone through your marine stereo system using TuneLink wireless audio solution for FM radios SPONSORED POST We received a free TuneLink Elements device from New Potato Technologies in exchange for a review on MyBoatLife.com, however opinions expressed in this article are based on real experiences with the product as a boater. If you have…

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West Marine Top Selling Products for Boaters

Popular boating products boaters chose for their boating lifestyle in 2014 Looking for boating popular boating gear that other boaters like? A best seller’s list can help you narrow down your options by select gear that other boaters have chosen. Here’s a collection of top sellers from West Marine that boaters chose as the best gear (based…

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How to Make Working from the Boat Work for You

Break away from the office and telecommute from your boat with these ideas to make “work from boat” easier It’s every 9-5 boater’s dream – taking advantages of your job’s telecommuting privileges and working from the boat. In some cases you may be working from the boat for more than just Fridays – it may…

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West Marine Top New Boating Product Picks for 2014

7 new and innovative boating accessories and products selected as the 2014 best must-have gear West Marine, the largest boating supply and accessories retailer in the U.S., recently unveiled its picks for top new innovative products at the 2014 Miami International Boat Show. They chose 7 new product lines from a vast selection of over 85,000…

Compare Fish Finder Screen Sizes for Your Boat

Review popular fish finder brands and models to see which size unit may be best for your boat and fishing needs [INFOGRAPHIC] If you are a boater that likes to fish, then having a fish finder on board is one essential marine electronic that you’ll want to install on your boat. Fish finders and multi-function displays such…

Choosing MerCruiser Bravo 1, 2, 3 and Alpha One Boat Outdrives

Learn more about why boaters are choosing MerCruiser’s popular Bravo Series sterndrives and the Alpha One outdrive for power boat drive systems As one of the leading manufacturers of sterndrives, MerCruiser brands by Mercury Marine offer very popular choices for inboard outboard power boats. With over 20 MerCruiser sterndrive systems to choose from, the Bravo…

Choosing Boating iPhone Apps for GPS Marine Navigation on Boats

New downloadable iPhone applications for boating enable portable GPS marine navigation that is convenient, cost-saving technology ideal for small boats Apple iPhones have grown in popularity because of their ease of use and wide availability of applications that enable special features. The boating industry has recognized this trend and is introducing new boating iPhone apps,…

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Boating Electronics Gift Ideas for Boaters

From navigation systems to marine stereos or fish finders, here are some marine electronic gifts that your favorite captain or first mate would love to have on their boat Boaters love to have the latest technology gadgets on their boat… so buying boating electronics as a gift is sure to please your favorite boater. Today’s…

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Improving WiFi and Internet Access Options on Boats at Marinas

Boaters can improve their Internet access while docked at marinas using wireless antennas, wireless hot spots or mobile 3G/4G Internet options that boost WiFi signals on boats These days many full service marinas are now offering free WiFi access to slip holders and transient boaters. Internet access has become a welcomed amenity for boaters that…

Marine GPS iPhone Apps vs. Handhelds

Are new iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch boating applications for marine GPS navigation a good alternative to handhelds? These days everything has an app. And we are starting to see the boating industry “catch up” with applications specifically for boating. There has been a lot of news in the marine industry lately about iPhone apps for…

Blue LED Lights to Upgrade Boat Lighting

Adding low voltage, energy-efficient blue LED lights, LED rope lighting or underwater lights is an easy upgrade on a boat Upgrading our cockpit lighting with blue LED lights was one of the most dramatic –  yet simple – updates we have made to our boat. Not only are LED lights energy-efficient, but they give your boat a definite…