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Red Tide Status in Naples Florida

Red Tide Status in Naples Florida

What is Red Tide on the Gulf of Mexico and how to check the status in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. What is Red Tide? The scientific name for “Red Tide” is Karenia Brevis which is a high concentration of microscopic alga. Red tide does not always...

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How to Choose the Right EPIRB for your boat

How to Choose the Right EPIRB for your boat

A guide for choosing the right Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or EPIRB for your boat. What is an EPIRB and how does it work? EPIRB is an abbreviation for Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon. An EPIRB is a device that, when activated, will transmit...

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How to set up MMSI on your VHF Radio

How to set up MMSI on your VHF Radio

How to get the most from your VHF Radio with MMSI. What is MMSI? MMSI is an abbreviation for Maritime Mobile Service Identity and is a 9 digit number that is assigned to your vessel and programmed into your VHF radio. This is a unique identifier only for your vessel...

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How to Earn Your Captain’s License

How to Earn Your Captain’s License

A Simple Guide to Becoming a Coast Guard Licensed Captain. Many people dream of becoming a Licensed Captain. For some, they dream of ditching the office job for something more fun and adventurous to earn a living. For others, passing the Captain’s exam provides a...

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Understanding Paper Nautical Charts

Understanding Paper Nautical Charts

Navigating Naples: How to read and understand paper nautical charts in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. The fifth video in our Navigating Naples series will teach you how to read and understand a paper nautical chart. Whether your boating adventures are...

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Marine Weather Forecasts

Marine Weather Forecasts

Navigating Naples: How to understand the marine weather forecasts in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. The fourth video in our Navigating Naples series will teach you how to find and understand the marine weather forecast for Naples, Marco Island and...

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How to Read a Tide Chart

How to Read a Tide Chart

Navigating Naples: How to read a tide chart and understand the tides in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. The third video in our Navigating Naples series will teach you how to read a tide chart for Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. Watch the video...

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Navigating with GPS

Navigating with GPS

Navigating Naples: How to navigate with your GPS in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. The second video in our Navigating Naples series will teach you how to navigate with your GPS in Naples and Marco Island, Florida. Watch the video and you will learn how...

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Understanding the Aids to Navigation System

Understanding the Aids to Navigation System

Navigating Naples: Understanding the buoys and Aids to Navigation System in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. The first video in our Navigating Naples series will teach you how to follow the ATONs or Aids to Navigation System in Naples and Marco Island,...

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How to Dock a Single Engine Boat

How to Dock a Single Engine Boat

Maneuvering a Single Engine Powerboat in Close Quarters For many boaters, both newbies and experienced, docking can be a real anxiety festival.  In this blog post I'd like to share some of my tips for successful docking, including the proper way to leave the dock, and...

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Navigation Course for Southwest Florida

Navigation Course for Southwest Florida

Navigating Naples: A modern navigation course for boaters in Naples, Marco Island and Southwest Florida. The Naples School of Boating is now offering Navigating Naples, a comprehensive modern navigation course. This presentation is a boaters guide to understanding...

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Engine Cut-Off Switches Now Required By Law

Engine Cut-Off Switches Now Required By Law

Southwest Florida boaters are now required to wear Engine Cut-Off Switches or ECOS while boating. Effective April 1st 2021, operators of vessels that are less than 26 feet in length must use their safety lanyard, or Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) while the boat is in...

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