Friday, November 29, 2019
Nautical Christmas Gift Box

2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Santa’s not the only one making lists and checking them twice this time of year. We know plenty of you out there in the are compiling wishlists in your tally...

November 29, 2019
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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

How To Forge Your Own Traditional Sailor’s Knife

An alarming number of shipping companies today are banning knives and even many of the ones who still permit them only allow sailors to carry folding knives. This is a...

August 29, 2018
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Thursday, April 23, 2015

The Upside to a Down Market: Innovation and Standardization in Norway

As a daily consumer of energy, I’ve been selfishly happy about the lower fuel prices of late. Low gas prices are good – at least that’s what I thought.  And...

April 23, 2015
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
PS5002 immersion suit viking

Just Chillin’

Viking Life Safety’s re-launched PS5002 immersion suit received a thorough test recently after designers rejigged the the popular polar-conditions immersion suit. Jens Peter Kruse, Viking’s Vice President for Personal Protective Equipment commented,...

November 27, 2014
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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Gear Review: Globalstar SatFi – Satellite WiFi

This article was written by Tom Nork via TheTeakRail, for reviews of the best marine gear visit No matter where you are sailing, whether it be 100 feet from shore,...

September 18, 2014
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Crazy Good Deal on gCaptain Gear

Time to make room for 2014 inventory… If it has a gCaptain logo on it, it’s 40 percent off in the gCaptain store. Get yourself some gCaptain swag today. Here’s just...

April 23, 2014
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gCaptain Announces Partnership With TheTeakRail

MORRO BAY, CA (April 23, 2014)- A new website,, created by a professional mariner and an accomplished executive chef and restaurant owner, is filling the much needed gap in expert...

April 23, 2014
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Monday, February 17, 2014

Body Armor For The Professional Sailor

Whether working for the navy or a shipping line, seafarers are exposed to several threats in their line of work. The fact that they stay in the high seas for...

February 17, 2014
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Free gCaptain Mugs…

Now through Monday only, get a free set of two gCaptain 11oz mugs with any purchase of $50 or more from the gCaptain store! You may have to wipe the dog...

February 12, 2014
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Thursday, January 23, 2014
helly hansen highliner

Yellow, Dry, and Awesome. That’s All You Need to Know

Need to spend most of your day working in windy and miserably wet weather? The Helly Hansen Highliner jacket may not feel like a Brooks Brothers suit when you put...

January 23, 2014
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Sunday, December 15, 2013
gcaptain store

The gCaptain Store is Open for Business

For all of you who have been asking us for gCaptain hoodies, coffee cups, polos, beanies, or other gCaptain SWAG, we finally have what you’re looking for… Introducing the all-new...

December 15, 2013
Total Views: 32

Friday, July 19, 2013
Kaenon Kore sunglasses

Kaenon Polarized Sunglasses [GEAR REVIEW]

Between 1998 and 2008, my parents sailed all the way around the planet, but my dad rarely wears sunglasses when he goes outside anymore.  I can’t imagine sucking all that...

July 19, 2013
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Henrik Uhd Christensen

Interview with Henrik Uhd Christensen, CEO of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment

While in Hamburg, Germany last month I sat down with Henrik Uhd Christensen, the Chief Executive of VIKING Life-Saving Equipment, a familiar brand to many who work on ships and offshore...

October 16, 2012
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
FLIR infrared camera

Did FLIR Steal Trade Secrets from Raytheon?

(Bloomberg) — U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Co. won an appeals court ruling that revives claims Flir Systems Inc.’s Indigo Systems unit lured away former workers to steal trade secrets related...

August 1, 2012
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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

AIS SARTS Now Approved for Use in the US

The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of Washington this week approved the SafeLink R10 AIS SART for use in the United States. Commenting on the approval, Global Sales Director of...

April 25, 2012
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Thursday, April 19, 2012
Northgear Ballistic Flotation Vests

Anti-Pirate PPE – 7 Cool Tools To Defend Yourself From At-Sea Attacks

Three years ago this month, in the broad light of day, four young Somali men punched the throttle on their small speedboat and aimed the bow at the American flagged...

April 19, 2012
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Sunday, March 4, 2012
Padgrip Magnetic Ipad Mount

Magnetic iPad Mount – Perfect For Ship Bulkheads

gCaptain knows there are tons of die-hard iPad users on ships, however up until now you have had really only two options to mount your iPad to the wheelhouse, either 1)...

March 4, 2012
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FLIR First Mate MS Handheld Thermal Imager – Gear Review

Nearly 2 months ago a product arrived on gCaptain’s doorstep that brought a smile to our faces, Flir’s First Mate, Handheld Thermal Imaging, Camera. The unit itself is small, about...

March 4, 2012
Total Views: 128

Friday, March 2, 2012
uscg ship life ring

Man Overboard – Are AIS SARTS the Best MOB Devices?

Fire, sinking, and even collisions can turn an ordinary day at sea into a flutter of activity and worry, but nothing provokes the immediate and raw emotions as the two...

March 2, 2012
Total Views: 576

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

406 EPIRBS are Digital, Right?

A little, Sort Of. Back on February 1st 2009, though boat owners and ship riders didn’t hear it, there were celebrations all over the rescue world as the COSPAS-SARSAT system...

February 8, 2012
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