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How to Choose a Barometer

Even in these modern times of satellites and Internet, the atmospheric pressure measured with a personal barometer remains the most important indication of weather changes at your location. To evaluate present weather or forecast coming weather, we need accurate barometric…

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Why Fujinon 7x50s?

The only two binoculars rated as SUPERIOR by Practical Sailor magazine, were the Fujinon Polaris and the Zeiss 7x50s (which cost about $500 more). In fact Fujinon was rated best in dim light conditions. Thanks to a proprietary zirconium oxide,…

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Time Signals

Having the correct time is important in all navigation, but is paramount for celestial. Determining longitude has always been the strictest test of timekeeping which is today improved by quartz clocks and worldwide broadcast time signals. These time signals are…

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About Basemaps

Several of these GPSs which have “MAP” in their name, have what is called “a built-in basemap”. The benefits of a basemap are as follows: Intuitive orientation. Simply turn the unit on, and upon acquisition of satellites, your location will be…

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Choosing a GPS

As you read the descriptions of the several different models we feature — it becomes confusing to the beginner to make a selection. The following discussion may help youto decide. But bear in mind, just as with computers, the first…

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