Head’s up, a nav contest


If you read Power & Motoryacht, you may have noticed a contest we’re running on the last inside page. Each month there’s a beautiful full page photo of a distinctive coastal landmark from the vast archives of marinas.com. Inset is a Raymarine E-Series with screen like the above, only smaller. The challenge is to use the data on the screen to figure out where the landmark is.
  Well, we’re getting more correct answers than expected and I’m especially curious why because I’m making the screens (harder and harder). So help me out; can you figure out where this lovely place is? Did you do it using the screen, or by searching through marinas.com (for a long time), or some other way we never anticipated? Please email me your answers. By the way, the contest has some nice electronics prizes, but, sorry, the entries for this February edition are closed. If you’re good at this, you could always buy the March issue (try a big bookstore, PMY is not into newstand), or a subscription .

PMY Feb Contest

Ben Ellison

Ben Ellison

Panbo editor, publisher & chief bottlewasher from 4/2005 until 8/2018, and now pleased to have Ben Stein as a very able publisher, webmaster, and editing colleague. Please don't regard him as an "expert"; he's getting quite old and thinks that "fadiddling fumble-putz" is a more accurate description.

5 Responses

  1. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Thanks so far to B393Capt, Bob Hinden, Mark Read, and Roger—good puzzle solvers all. But, sorry, I decided to delete your comments as I realized that they might be considered cheatsheets for future contest entrants. As for the search engine business, I swear that the hints you all found in that E-Series screen were harder to work through when I first created it. And I think they’re much harder in the current March contest, and ones to come.

  2. Mark A says:

    I agree that the March contest is harder. Can you please email me a clearer image of the display on the Raymarine unit so I can make an attempt to solve this months puzzle. You can send it to [email protected].

  3. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    Sorry, Mark, I don’t think that would be fair to other contestants. But I will put it up here once the entry period is over.

  4. b393capt says:

    Ben, what part of this was intended to be difficult? Figuring out where the starting point was, figuring out how to plot a course without access to a local map, figuring out how to us marinas.com, or all three ?

  5. Ben Ellison Ben Ellison says:

    “The challenge is to use the data on the screen to figure out where the landmark is.” So the idea is that first you have figure out where your boat is, then where the waypoint is relative to that.

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