Donut Holes in International Waters

On April 24, 2014, in Interesting, by CaptRR

The interactive graphic is HERE

Gizmodo is reporting:

Cool map alert: Donut Holes in International Waters is an interactive map that shows which countries have sovereignty over the high seas. It shows how we’ve diced up the waters with international law—and what all the left-over bits and pieces look like.

For the most part, you know what the borders of different countries look like. But you’re probably a lot less familiar with nautical sovereignty, the rights of which were formalized as recently as 1982. A nation can claim rights to the area 200 nautical miles from its coast. As the site points out, this is called an Exclusive Economic Zone.

The complete Gizmodo post is HERE.


Older, longer, and self powered

On April 23, 2014, in Interesting, by CaptRR


TheAdventureBlog is reporting:

Polish kayaker Aleksander “Olek” Doba completed an epic paddling expedition this weekend when he reached the coastline of Florida. The 67-year old Doba wrapped up a 6000-mile (9656 km) long journey that carried him solo across the Atlantic Ocean in a specially modified sea kayak.

TheAdventureBlog post is here.


Virtual AIS shows up on local chart

On April 22, 2014, in Coast Guard, Navigation, by CaptRR

Virtual AIS buoy “SB”

17 days after being published in the LNTM and being broadcast Virtual Buoy “SB” has shown up on the NOAA chart.  I’ve just checked the Navionics database, and it is not there you.

….stand by for news.


Abandon Ship – Captain’s Duties



PocketGrib Update

On April 21, 2014, in Uncategorized, by CaptRR

New 500mb display

PocketGrib (website and video) is my goto app for off shore weather info.  It’s great for understanding trends.  iOS and android versions are available.

via Wikipedia:

GRIB (GRIdded Binary or General Regularly-distributed Information in Binary form[1]) is a concise data format commonly used in meteorology to store historical and forecast weather data. It is standardized by the World Meteorological Organization‘s Commission for Basic Systems, known under number GRIB FM 92-IX, described in WMO Manual on Codes No.306. Currently there are three versions of GRIB. Version 0 was used to a limited extent by projects such as TOGA, and is no longer in operational use. The first edition (current sub-version is 2) is used operationally worldwide by most meteorological centers, forNumerical Weather Prediction output (NWP). A newer generation has been introduced, known as GRIB second edition, and data is slowly changing over to this format. Some of the second-generation GRIB are used for derived product distributed inEumetcast of Meteosat Second Generation. Another example is the NAM (North American Mesoscale) model.


Another iSailor Update

On April 20, 2014, in Applications, Navigation, by CaptRR

It just keeps getting better.


May Delivery:  San Diego CA – Blaine WA

On April 19, 2014, in Deliveries, by CaptRR

1260 nm

75′ Burger

More info as it becomes available. Of course you’ll be able to follow us on my Delorme inReach. 


Just a little fun

On April 18, 2014, in Just for Fun, by CaptRR

Thanks to Monkey Fist of Blackgang for this design.

Yes, it’s the same MF that brought you gCaptain’s Maritime Monday.

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