Author Archives: Ken Gebhart

Image Stabilizing (IS) Binoculars

Many people say that buying image stabilizing (IS) binoculars ranks among the top 3 most important things they have ever bought for their boats. You will see buoys, radar contacts, and navigational hazards much farther away than with non-stabilized models. How much stabilization is needed? When binocular power increases above 8, hand tremor and platform [...]

About Chinese Sextant Knockoffs

The Astra IIIB has been made for us in China since 1986 and it is produced in accordance with our specific quality guidelines. It has somewhat revolutionized celestial navigation because never before has such a high quality, accurate metal sextant been available at such a low price. Over 26,000 sextants of this model have been [...]