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Old 10-08-2007, 08:09 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

** Jeffrey with ActiveCaptain is a member of the board. For those not yet familiar- this website is list of marina's and anchorages along with fuel prices, contact name and numbers, websites if available- the list goes on. This is a wonderful resource that gets updated from members. It will be as good as we make it- so lets all participate.
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Old 10-10-2007, 08:07 AM   #2
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Active Captain.com is the best thing to come along since sliced bread! I used it alot while doing the loop.

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Old 10-14-2007, 07:27 AM   #3
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Old 10-15-2007, 09:49 AM   #4
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Cool! Thanks for noticing the activecaptain.com. There is a lot more coming with it.

I'm excited to see this forum style trawler site - especially one that allows images to be uploaded so easily. I have a feeling that a lot of questions and issues on trawlers are going to generate a lot of "let me show you" pictures within postings.
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Old 08-04-2012, 10:56 AM   #5
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I'm a big fan of Active Captain.
After spending some time on their site this morning researching an upcoming delivery I thought I'd do a search on the TF for any threads.
From 2007...?
If you're not using it....give it a try.
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:41 AM   #6
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Active Captain.com is the best thing to come along since sliced bread! I used it alot while doing the loop.

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So what was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?
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Old 08-04-2012, 12:39 PM   #7
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So what was the best thing BEFORE sliced bread?
Canned beer?
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Old 08-04-2012, 11:43 PM   #8
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A very nice resource. We used it on our two month trip. If you do any cruising you must use it along side of a cruising guide. Very detailed information about skinny water and up to date info on shoaling etc.

I will say that some negative information about one particular marina got erased, when it needed to stay to warn other boaters. I think it might be possible to remove comments in exchange for $$, but I cannot prove that.

Still, I love ActiveCaptain.com and I use it and also add comments when I think they might be useful.
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Old 08-05-2012, 01:16 AM   #9
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We use Navimatics on our iPad to move around charts quickly and easily to get the big picture (and small picture) while underway, do trip planning, and so on. Navimatics overlays Actve Captain so it's great to look at the charts, find an anchorage, marine park, or other destination that looks interesting and bring up the Actve Captain info and reviews with the tap of a finger.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:08 AM   #10
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I've been impressed with the idea and functionality of ActiveCaptain. Building a site based on user input is a good way to keep it fresh and get participation. One thing that sets it apart is the transparency of the creators in their monthly newsletter about how they process all the input. They've taken on a very ambitious project, they're making it work very well, and they've still got even more ambitious plans. And it's free.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:45 AM   #11
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I used active captain extensively on my cruise to FL last May. Of course you have to have Internet access from your boat, but with that, it's great.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:51 AM   #12
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........ I will say that some negative information about one particular marina got erased, when it needed to stay to warn other boaters. I think it might be possible to remove comments in exchange for $$, but I cannot prove that.
Remember that things that get posted on the Internet are not always true. Someone gets mad at a marina for some reason so he posts a bad review for spite. It's the same with restaurants and pretty much any business or manufacturer.

If bad reviews were removed, it may be because they were untrue. One marina I stayed at in FL had great reviews except for one very negative review suggesting that boaters stay somewhere else. I stayed there anyway and found it to be a great marina and not at all like the one negative review.
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Old 08-05-2012, 03:15 PM   #13
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I used active captain extensively on my cruise to FL last May. Of course you have to have Internet access from your boat, but with that, it's great.
Not necessarily. Many navigation programs now have an ActiveCaptain feature embedded. You need internet access only to update it occasionally.
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Not necessarily. Many navigation programs now have an ActiveCaptain feature embedded. You need internet access only to update it occasionally.
Right. Navimatics has the Actve Captain data base imbedded if you join Active Captain and download the data base. There is no need to be online to view all the Actve Captain data or use the Navimatics chart application. And if you have a 3G/4G iPad the GPS receiver is built in so you don't need to be online to track your position on the Navimatics charts.
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Old 08-05-2012, 07:47 PM   #15
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And if you have a 3G/4G iPad the GPS receiver is built in so you don't need to be online to track your position on the Navimatics charts.
I've been curious about this, Does the Ipad have a real GPS system or does it use triangulation from cell towers? I.E. will it work as a GPS out in the middle of nowhere with no phone signal?
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The Ipad 3G does have its own built in GPS, you do not even have to have cell provider.
Works as good as our Nobeltec system for position.
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The GPS in my (wifi/3G) iPad worked as accurately out in the middle of China the other month with the wifi and cellular functions turned off as it did today tracking us with Navimatics when we came back from a cruise to Anacortes. We used it to find locations in Beijing as well as track our progress on a seemingly endless drive deep in the mountains of eastern China.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:16 PM   #18
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Hmmph that figures. I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas. Thanks for the responses anyway
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Remember that things that get posted on the Internet are not always true. Someone gets mad at a marina for some reason so he posts a bad review for spite. It's the same with restaurants and pretty much any business or manufacturer.

If bad reviews were removed, it may be because they were untrue. One marina I stayed at in FL had great reviews except for one very negative review suggesting that boaters stay somewhere else. I stayed there anyway and found it to be a great marina and not at all like the one negative review.
My experience was in line with the comment that was erased, almost to the letter. I just didn't want to pile on, especially since I might be involved legally with the owner. So far, we have come to an agreeable settlement with the help of the dock master and dock manager. I will leave it at that. The marina in question is great as long as you don't use the boat yard. I don't like to trash yards in public but if you ask me in person I will be happy to give you my opinion.
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If anyone has a need to dig a bit on how User Generated Comments can work some times, I would suggest you speak to the folks at Deltaville Marina in Deltaville, VA or Atlantic Yacht Basin in Chesapeake, VA. They can give you some insight on how negative reviews online can or can't get removed. Chuck
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