Garmin Ltd (www.Garmin.com) announced that is has acquired Active Corporation, the developer of ActiveCaptain (www.activecaptain.com), a recreational boating database and community which was co-founded by Jefferey and Karen Siegel. The Siegels are full-time cruisers whose crowd-sourced content comes from their 1.5 million cruising subscribers around the world. At the time of the acquisition, ActiveCaptain reported […]
Author Archive | Stuart Scadron-Wattles
Have you ever wondered why your depth sounder and chart do not agree on the suitability of a planned anchorage, or why all of the charts you have onboard show four mooring balls in that remote island cove you’ve chosen for the night and there are only two — both of them occupied? If so, […]
Langley is safe. For now.
From chandler to archeologist to manufacturer: It takes a boat yard of people to keep you sailing.
In which a Carribean trip transforms an ad man into a chandler.
The work product of hundreds of people keeps you sailing.
This is a story about cognitive retention for cruisers, and possibly, a bit of a warning. We’ll begin with a scenario. You’ve been on the water for, say, six hours, and you’ve arrived at your destination, a small port town with an anchorage area and a town wharf. It’s 4:30 in the afternoon. The anchorage […]