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Using New Technology for Navigation & Cruising w/ Mark Bunzel

May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


This course will explore many new technologies in the marine marketplace during this 3 hour course.

During the last five years there have been amazing advances in new technology for use on a boat. Waggoner Cruising Guide Editor Mark Bunzel will describe, demonstrate and show the full range of devices and the low-cost apps now available. He will show you new systems you can add to your boat and contrast how you may want to choose. You can create an all new system or add new systems one step at a time. He will explain DSC for your VHF and how you can use its full capabilities. AIS will be explained with recommendations on what you might want to consider. The different systems offer different capabilities for your boat.

Mark will show you the differences between iPad and tablet apps and how you can choose the right apps for your use. He will also show how your entire boat can be networked to allow you to view critical engine and navigation data from all your devices anywhere on your boat. Want to run a new digital radar system without the expense of running new cable? Mark will discuss your equipment choices and how some new radar systems use WiFi to connect into the system.

Sample of topics covered:

  • Communications – VHF, WiFi, cellular and satellite for safety and staying in touch
  • Navigation – the reality of new nav systems and the capabilities they bring for chart plotters and iPads and Tablets.
  • Emergency – Need help fast – the new systems can send different alerts. We will also cover new Man Overboard Systems (MOB) and other safety systems.
  • Systems will be discussed in plain language for easy understanding.


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May 18
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Cruiser’s College


Marine Technology Center
1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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