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Sunday, December 11, 2011
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Emergencies at Sea – Practicing What Can’t be Practiced

Standing on the bridge wing of a container ship years ago, a captain was telling me all about the Williamson Turn and how effective it was at putting his

December 11, 2011
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011
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3D Digital Recording Binoculars

While even the most basic binocular upgrades which focus on image quality, like image stabilization and night-vision, have failed to make their way to the

September 28, 2011
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Tuesday, August 9, 2011
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Killer (non-lethal) Shark Repellent 101 – From Gas To Magnets

For those unfamiliar with drillships, the new ones are built from super tanker hull designs with one noticeable change… they cut a large hole in the

August 9, 2011
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Monday, May 16, 2011
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Fire Gear Locker – Laser Temperature Guns

gCaptain has long been a proponent of Thermal Imagers for firefighting use and we just received a Flir First Mate thermal imaging camera for maritime SAR and

May 16, 2011
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Industrial Heated Floor Mats
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Offshore Technology Conference – Marine Gadgets

gCaptain CMO Rob Almeida and I have been walking the halls of the, truly massive, Offshore Technology Conference in Houston this week. While 90% of the booths

May 4, 2011
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Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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Wireless Internet At Sea – Made Easy!

gCaptain recently ran a series of posts looking at a wide array of options for connecting to the internet at sea. Part 2 of the series looked at wireless

April 26, 2011
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Saturday, April 23, 2011
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Tocky – For The Watchmate Who’s Always Late

Balls-to-four has always been my favorite watch, get up a little before midnight and you have four hours of un-interupted bliss to enjoy a peaceful night under

April 23, 2011
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Sunday, April 17, 2011
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NPower PEG – A Kinetic Battery Charger

Remember the time when people wore wristwatches, the most fancy of which had auto-wind features capable of winding your watch with just the movement of your

April 17, 2011
Total Views: 270

New Senseo Coffee Pod With Auto-Froth Goodness
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New Senseo Coffee Pod With Auto-Froth Goodness

Does anyone remember gCaptain’s first product review? Of course not, the only readers of gCaptain in the early weeks where a half dozen guys on my ship

April 17, 2011
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Thursday, April 14, 2011
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UK Based Ocean Signal Enters Crowded GMDSS Market – Video

With the crowded nature of the GMDSS / Emergency Signaling market, does the maritime world really need another manufacturer? I’ll leave that question for

April 14, 2011
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Thursday, February 3, 2011
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Otterbox, Most Rugged iPhone Case? – Gear Review

What’s the best way to protect your iPhone? There are 2 breakable/non-replacable things I take everywhere but only one can be protected with platics;

February 3, 2011
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
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Finally! A ship shape USB hub

Unlike Christmas music, it’s never to early to start looking for holiday gift ideas.  This 5-port USB hub is the perfect edition to any mariners desk

November 16, 2010
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Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye
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Marine Flares – More Than Meets the Eye

Imagine, if you can, the confluence of events that would have to take place to leave you with marine flares being your primary method of signaling distress.

August 10, 2010
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Monday, August 2, 2010
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Kindle International Edition – Read The Latest News & Blogs At Sea

Photo by Andy! Rarely do I see a product and rush over to Amazon for an immediate purchase but this is not an ordinary product. It’s the Amazon Kindle,

August 2, 2010
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Halligan Bar – Tools For Your Vessel

Tools For Your Vessel As Professional Mariners we know the importance of fire safety on board our vessels. Having the right tool for the job when the sh*t hits

July 27, 2010
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Saturday, June 12, 2010
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The Best Knives for the Pro-Mariner

I carry three things with me every time I go on deck. A Pelican Flashlight, Channel Locks and my knife. I have tried many and my absolute favorite knife

June 12, 2010
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Monday, May 31, 2010
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Fast Rescue Boats – A Photo Slideshow

One topic that came up during multiple interviews with Deepwater Horizon crew was equipment. The three leading comments were… We really should have been

May 31, 2010
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
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Schat Harding Lifeboats – World’s Largest Boats

. Schat-Harding Lifeboats has recently announced delivery of the world’s largest lifeboats to the world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean

January 16, 2010
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Friday, July 24, 2009
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LED Running Lights – Saving The Environment 1 Bulb At A Time

While much larger initiatives are needed to make shipping more environmentally sound, the little things add up. Don’t believe me? Ask any Engineer who

July 24, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009
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McMurdo Fast-Find 210 – Change In The Way You Think About EPIRBS

A few months ago we received a press release from McMurdo on a revolutionary product, the Fast-Find 210 PLB, a portable version of an EPIRB, The revolutionary

June 26, 2009
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