Frequently Asked Questions

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Acronyms

AIS
EPIRB
PLB
SOLAS

Buoy Weather

What are the weather buoys?
How often do buoys update weather readings?
Where are buoys located?

Equipment

What is weather fax?
What is an EPIRB?

Forecasts

How often does the NOAA forecast update?
What forecast fits me?
Where do I find the forecast for my area?
How can the Synopsis help me?

General

What is the best time of year to go offshore?
When is a good time to go fishing?
How many miles is one nautical mile?

Wind

Why is wind important?
What are Texas weather patterns?