Knots

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Learning and remembering how to tie knots are what we call “perishable memory”. Good graphical apps help learn and remember many knots.   Grog Knots is effective with good graphics that allows you to step through how to tie a knot. 3D Knots is a... Read More »

Get Your Position Quickly

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While teaching a class recently, one of the students said that they were sailing with a friend and they got into a situation where they had to call the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard wanted to know their Latitude and Longitude and they were not able to give thei... Read More »

Bird Identification App

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One of the great things about sailing and boating in the Bay Area is that we have a very diverse shore bird population. While teaching the last offshore power class we saw a couple of birds that none of us had seen before. One of the students had a bird identi... Read More »

Charging Mobile Devices

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So with all of these great marine apps it’s important to make sure that our mobile devices are charged. When I teach overnight and offshore classes I take my Zagg external battery with me to make sure that I keep all of my devices charges. With 5 or 6 people... Read More »