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5+ Ways to Share the Gift of Boating

By the Editors of Power & Motoryacht

Smartphone applications are giving boaters more resources than ever.

NOAA Buoy and Tide Data ($1.99)
Allows users access to weather and tide data from NOAA’s National Data Buoy Center.
iTunes ➤
Android ➤

Sea Tow (Free)
Allows you to contact Sea Tow while also providing SOG, COG, and a host of other boating-data sources. seatow.com/app ➤

Ship Finder ($6.99)
Provides users with a “near-real-time” AIS chart of ships around your vessel and shows their routes. shipfinder.com ➤

Navionics (Starting at $9.99)
Provides high-quality charts with routing, waypoint, community-data-update capabilities, and other plotting functions. navionics.com ➤

Boat Ramps (Free)
Allows users to locate and get directions to more than 35,000 boat ramps nationwide. Check out www.takemefishing.org ➤.

iKnots ($2.99)
Gives users detailed, animated instructions on tying tons of knots, hitches, and bends. iKnots ➤

 

 

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