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Tuesday, May 6, 2008


I stumbled upon this post while doing research for our EPIRB Failure series. It’s new distress system developed by researchers at John Hopkins

May 6, 2008
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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

gCaptain Featured – Sail Magazine May 2008

A big gCaptain welcome to the 2,000+ new visitors that have stopped by this week. The reason for the influx? Our CEO, Captain John Konrad,  wrote

April 30, 2008
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Sunday, March 16, 2008

DIY Waterproof USB Flash Drive

We recently brought you an indestructible USB drive but with a price tag of $99 and up, we imagine few of you actually bought one. This video from our

March 16, 2008
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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Support gCaptain – Announcing The Gear Shop

We are happy to announce a partnership with to bring you gCaptain’s gear shop. What is it? We have basically searched through Amazon’s

January 30, 2008
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Friday, January 18, 2008

A VHF Handheld To Float With

Navagear brings us info on Standard’s new floating handheld VHF: Standard Horizon HX850S VHF/GPS DSC Floating RadioNot that I spend a lot of waking OR

January 18, 2008
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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Activists Held Hostage By Whalers

In breaking news from the Antarctic Japanese whalers have taken two activists hostage after they boarded the whaling ship Yushin Maru. The BBC tells us; The

January 15, 2008
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Monday, January 14, 2008

DIY Close-Up Lens with Binoculars

Our bandwidth is suffering today so we are going to trust Lifehacker’s advice on this one. They tell us: Do-it-yourselfer Chris Knight explains that the

January 14, 2008
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Protect Your Camera’s Memory with Pelican

gCaptain readers know we are big fans of Pelican Cases and Flashlights and may also know that we have destroyed memory cards in the past. This is why we

November 24, 2007
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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Holiday Gift Guide | Spot Globalstar Messenger – Emergency Locater

Panbo, the marine electronics blog, brings us today’s gCaptain Holiday Gift Suggestion. The unit is the SPOT Satellite Messenger & Emergency Locater

November 22, 2007
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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

UHF / VHF Bluetooth Headsets for the Mariner

Panbo, our favorite marine electronics blog, brings us Standard Horizon’s new Bluetooth Enabled Headset for marine VHF radios (amazon link). They tell

November 7, 2007
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Monday, September 10, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure – F/V Papa George

What is the single most import piece of electronics aboard your ship? For me it’s the EPIRB. If all else fails I will need help fast and the EPIRB

September 10, 2007
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Friday, August 10, 2007

DSC for the Handheld Marine VHF

As mates, masters and pilots of really big ships we get plenty of bragging rights on the waterfront but the small guys have one thing on us, cool handheld

August 10, 2007
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Friday, July 20, 2007
Lifesaving Incidents

EPIRB Failure aboard the “Sean Seamour”

A harrowing story of the Emergency beacon failure aboard the sailing yacht "Sean Seamour". EPIRB links, information and winter North Atlantic

July 20, 2007
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Best Handhelf Marine VHF Icom M72

Richard’s Maritime Ramblings blog has a great post on thier favorite handheld VHF radio, the Icom IC-M72. While I am certainly not up to date on the

July 17, 2007
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