Hurricane Irene warns US boaters with its strength

Tropical Storm Irene 5-day forecast track. (U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)

The US coastal scene has witnessed the last few years of idle hurricane activity as the last one to hit the coast was Hurricane Ike in 2008. But 2011 is promising another picture altogether as Hurricane Irene plans to take a toll by approaching the coastline of USA. Continue reading

inReach satellite communicator – useful for sailors on a mission

The DeLorme two-way satellite communicator with global coverage that isn’t yet introduced in the market is winning awards and will soon be available online. The inReach satellite communicator is a small electronic device which procures it way in places where cell phones and one-way satellites fail to make their mark. Recognized by magazines like Outside Magazine and GearJunkie.com, the satellite communicator though targeted for the trekking industry is an apt device for sailors in distant seas where mobile coverage fails. Continue reading