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Forum: Aids to Navigation

So you have a boat, learn how to get from point A to point B. Learn what those Green squares & Red triangles mean.

  1. Compass information

    Thinking of installing a compass on 2014 198DLV. Looking for which compass would be best. Also how is the installation process? Thanks in...

    Started by terry62glt, 01-27-2019 07:49 AM
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    01-28-2019 07:33 AM Go to last post
  2. USCG Alert - LED Lighting causing RF Interference

    Happened to see this alert while looking for unrelated information:...

    Started by TheBobR, 11-18-2018 11:46 AM
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    11-28-2018 10:02 AM Go to last post

    Does everybody use the map cards? Are the units useless without them ? *006*

    Started by agustas, 06-23-2013 07:54 PM
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    08-15-2018 12:02 AM Go to last post
  4. Maps

    About six months ago I was able to pull up maps from somewhere that had water depths, much like the charts you buy from the store. I can't seem to...

    Started by parrothead4life, 01-09-2012 04:29 PM
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    08-02-2018 09:12 AM Go to last post
  5. Stern/anchor light

    so here's my issue. When running my stern light in the mount located right rear gunnel, it blinds the @#%^#$ out of me anytime I look to the side or...

    Started by Davis83, 03-28-2015 07:28 PM
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    08-01-2018 10:52 AM Go to last post
  6. Best way to learn coastal navigation

    So my wife is getting after me about taking the boat down to the coast. I want to as well but I am completely new to operating a boat in saltwater...

    Started by NoNonsense, 06-21-2015 12:48 PM
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    08-01-2018 10:43 AM Go to last post
  7. Vhf radio education

    I just took the Boat USA online course for VHF Radio Use. IT was great course for someone like myself who has a portable VHF radio but did not know...

    Started by CSUNDA, 01-07-2016 05:42 PM
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    07-03-2018 07:07 PM Go to last post
  8. Navionics chart depth soundings

    Hello, I have looked high and low for the answer to a chart question and have found answers that I don't understand. Depth soundings, some...

    Started by BOBBY68, 06-07-2018 07:39 PM
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    06-10-2018 11:25 PM Go to last post
  9. Taylor Creek to Cape Lookout Bight

    It's been a couple of years since I took my 16' skiff out the East end of Taylor Ck, behind Harker's Is. and out to the Cape Lookout Bight. I didn't...

    Started by capnjazz, 10-02-2017 04:26 PM
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    03-01-2018 04:50 PM Go to last post
  10. vhf marine radio

    I what to have a vhf radio on my boat but don't want the fixed unit with big antenna. Is there a hand held unit that will be strong enough to...

    Started by wingman52, 02-08-2016 09:36 PM
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    11-06-2017 06:11 PM Go to last post
  11. NAVIONICS Boating Apps for Smart Phone

    After spending X amount of dollars on a chart plotter my son in-law turned me on to the NAVIONICS App. Works just as well as the expensive chart...

    Started by TwoStar, 03-27-2016 09:46 AM
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    10-17-2017 12:35 AM Go to last post
  12. SC recommendations

    Last week of June we are headed to Myrtle Beach for the week, want to take the Skiff and explore the SC area, but know nothing about it. We will be...

    Started by apruitt9, 06-01-2017 09:56 PM
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    06-09-2017 09:29 PM Go to last post
  13. Lowrance Hook-7 000-12664-003

    I bought a Lowrance Hook-7 from Bass Pro Shop with an Insight Nautical chip. The chip appears to be a SD card but the slot in the Hook 7 appears to...

    Started by Davedave, 03-01-2017 07:19 AM
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    05-31-2017 02:36 PM Go to last post
  14. USCG mobile app

    New mobile app for the Coast Guard... https://ww.uscg.mil/mobile/ It has some pretty cool features.

    Started by 0BigRed5, 07-31-2016 03:25 PM
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    08-03-2016 10:15 PM Go to last post
  15. Marine weather forecast App?

    Are there any good apps, preferably free, for marine weather forecasts and/ or current conditions. I did a search in the app store and there's a...

    Started by acarter92, 05-13-2013 10:07 PM
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    05-20-2016 05:24 AM Go to last post
  16. Sampit River to Cape Romain

    Hi There, My wife and I are taking our Sea Skiff 19 to the Sampit River in April. We are planning on cruising from the Sampit, down Winyah Bay...

    Started by white cloud, 03-17-2016 09:06 AM
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    03-17-2016 11:10 AM Go to last post
  17. Garmin Bluechart Mobile 2.0 is out.

    Haven't tried it yet, prob need to update our Chartplotters too but some cool new features. What's New in Version 2.0 Wirelessly stream weather...

    Started by Sierra248, 08-27-2015 10:36 PM
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    08-27-2015 10:39 PM Go to last post
  18. Garmin Bluechart g2 for Chesapeake Bay area?

    Do any of you use the Garmin Bluechart g2 in the Chesapeake Bay area? I am wanting to install the Bluechart g2 micro/sd card in my handheld gps (new...

    Started by Guinea Skiff, 07-14-2015 08:15 AM
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    07-31-2015 09:54 AM Go to last post
  19. Boat Safety App by coast guard released

    The Coast Guard has released its first boating safety app as the kickoff to this year's National Safe Boating Week. The app will be available on...

    Started by CSUNDA, 07-04-2015 12:09 PM
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    07-04-2015 12:09 PM Go to last post
  20. Neuse or New River which is easiest to navigate and Fish

    Just wanting some suggestions or experiences fishing or navigating through these waters. Wondering is it better to fish north of New Bern and also...

    Started by Tonypantherfan, 03-07-2015 09:41 AM
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    04-26-2015 09:17 PM Go to last post

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