Beware Garmin’s ActiveCaptain!

Are you a member of Garmin’s ActiveCaptain? Or are you considering becoming one? If so, have you¬†actually¬†read the new Terms of Use you must to agree to?

The bottom line is that you should be extremely careful what information (“User Submissions”) you share on that platform. Why?

Because you are taking on a virtually unprecedented amount of liability in doing so.

For example, if you were the one that placed one of these anchorage markers on the north side of Vieques several years ago…

That picture above of the exploding boat above could very well happen.

And YOU’LL be legally liable for it…not Garmin.

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Pining Chuckleheads?

I hear that the Chucklehead Posse over on SN is speculating that I’m “trolling” them over there via sock-puppet, with something about a Bene and Cape Horn? Nope. Sorry fellas.

You “keyboard salts” actually think you’re worth my valuable time? Look, I tried. But I can only help ignorant blowhards so much before I just have to move on. And I’ve definitely moved on. Heh.

Now – back to sailing FIASCO!

BFSGeekZone 07 : iPads as Primary Chartplotters II

A sweeping, smack-happy follow-up to our previous video on the subject. Join our new game of “Smack/NoSmack” where you get to judge the tinfoil-hatted forum Chuckleheads for yourself – based on the in-depth facts and evidence I provide. If they are completely-yet-confidently wrong – as they usually are – smack ’em…rhetorically, of course.

Leave your Smack/NoSmack votes and comments below (either here or in on Youtube) for each item! And let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for other great tech for sailors.

-Smackdaddy

WARNING: Chucklehead feelings were definitely harmed in the making of this video. Viewer discretion advised.

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