Go At Your Own Pace... Online Modern Marine Navigation Course
If you're looking to improve your navigation skills, but can't find the time for a classroom course, the new online "Modern Marine Navigation" course from the BoatUS Foundation and US Coast Guard Auxiliary could be the solution. The course can be taken anytime and allows online students to stop and return to the program as their busy schedules permit.
"Classroom courses are a great way to learn, but it can be a challenge to find the block of time," said BoatUS Foundation Director of Education Amanda Suttles Pérez. "We're offering a very comprehensive, in-depth course on navigation in a way that works with your schedule."
The online program uses a series of voyage simulations applying navigation skills, with quizzes to check progress, and the ability to review previous course materials with no penalty. Topics covered include:
• Reading and Interpreting nautical charts
• Reading and using compass
• Plotting fixes and dead reckoning positions on charts
• Laying out courses, plot positions, and time-speed-distance calculations
• Using navigation reference materials and publications
• Obtaining and using tide and current information
• Pre-planning and en route navigation practices
Aimed at providing recreational boaters with critical navigation skills for a safe afternoon of boating and for longer journeys, the course is available for a fee of $40.00 at www.BoatUS.org/navigation
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New 20hp Equivalent Electric Outboard
Torqeedo has introduced the new Cruise 10.0, low-voltage, 20 hp-equivalent, electric outboard motor to its flagship Cruise line of motors, capable of planing light boats at speeds up to 28 mph.
"The Cruise 10.0 provides a clean, green, and quiet alternative for commercial and recreational boaters who prefer the simplicity and easy handling of a low-voltage system, but require more speed, thrust, and power than previously available," said Steve Trkla, President of Torqeedo Inc.
The 48-volt outboard delivers impressive performance while maintaining the simple handling and installation of a low-voltage system. The Cruise 10.0 features a high-tech computer display showing battery status, GPS-calculated range and speed, and remaining-runtime data, with integrated electric tilt and easy connection to vessel remote steering and throttle controls. The motor comes in three shaft lengths, and like all of the Cruise line motors, includes a rugged aluminum lower unit, waterproofing to IP67 standard, and full corrosion protection.
Torqeedo's 25.9-volt, lithium battery packs match up perfectly with the full line of Cruise motors. The Power 26-104 battery packs store significantly more energy than lead gel and AGM batteries and provide reliable and safe power under the high loads drawn by the Cruise 10.0. Solar charger systems and other accessories are also available.
The Torqeedo 10.0 electric outboard has a suggested retail price of $7,999.00. For more information about their full line of electric outboards, saildrives, inboard shaft drives, batteries, and accessories visit www.torqeedo.com.
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Crystal Lake, IL 60014
Waterproof LED Boat Light
USA lighting manufacturer, Larson Electronics, continues its commitment to providing high grade lighting to the boating market with the release of a new three-watt waterproof LED light.
The LEDCL-280 LED boat light offers an exceptional amount of light in a compact form. With a single 3 watt LED, this cabin light produces 225 lumens while drawing only 285mA, and will illuminate approximately 45 square feet of area. The light is housed within a fully sealed, IP65 rated, flush mount housing that provides full ball and socket design articulation for easy directional adjustment making it an effective flood light for boat cabins and cockpits. Constructed to be completely weatherproof and waterproof, the fixture is designed for flush mounting with a single mounting bracket and two screws with no metal to metal contact or exposed fasteners. Power is provided by a simple 2 wire connection, and the light can be operated on 10 to 30 volts DC without any modifications.
"This light is ideal for use as task lighting, cockpit lighting, deck lighting, accent lighting, and any interior or exterior applications where low voltage lighting is required," said Rob Bresnahan with Larson Electronics.
The LEDCL-280 LED boat light is rated for 50,000 hours of service life, and has a suggested retail price of $143.00. For more information about their full line of lighting visit www.larsonelectronics.com.
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Kemp, TX 75143