Buoys & Markers


Navigating the Occoquan River

Posted by Lou on November 3, 2011 in Boating News, Buoys & Markers, Occoquan River, Transportation

The Occoquan River contains many aids to navigation, commonly known as buoys or channel markers, which are designed, built and maintained by the United States Coast Guard. While some Aids to Navigation are buoys, many others are day markers. The general purpose is to provide the boating public with a “sense of direction” while on the water.

Generally speaking, green markers are kept to the RIGHT when leaving a harbor and red markers are kept to the RIGHT when returning to harbor, thus coining the famous phrase: “Red, Right, Return”

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Occoquan Cruising Destinations

Posted by Lou on October 15, 2009 in Boating News, Buoys & Markers, Chesapeake Bay, Occoquan River, Potomac River

Boating + iPhone = Love

Posted by Lou on March 3, 2009 in Boating News, Buoys & Markers, Occoquan River, Potomac River

Last summer, I loved using my iPhone to navigate and check weather while out at sea. I was using the Google Maps app and I thought it was amazing at the time. Now it looks like there is a whole new slew of apps geared towards boaters. Check out this video review of some of the most promising (including iNav):

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