The University of Texas Marine Science Institute including the Fisheries and Mariculture Lab, which are located on the shipping channel in Port Aransas have been badly damaged by Hurricane Harvey. Follow updates here: https://utmsi.utexas.edu/blog/entry/hurricane-update.
Thank you to those who have purchased Texas Coastal Bend and Port Aransas nautical chart watches. Tsunavi remains committed to donating 100% of revenue from the sales of these watches featuring Rockport, Aransas Pass, and Port Aransas to UTMSI for rebuilding after the storm.
Tsunavi was inspired by and created on the daily ferry ride from home in Rockport to the fisheries and mariculture lab in Port Aransas. Precisely where the category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall with winds over 120 mph on August 25, 2017. Our thoughts go out to everyone in the Texas Coastal Bend area. 100% of Tsunavi revenue from sales of the “Texas Coastal Bend” and “Port Aransas” watch will be donated to the University of Texas Marine Science Institute in Port Aransas to rebuild following the storm.
It has been a busy last few months for Tsunavi watches. We have sailed the Virgin Islands wearing the Virgin Islands nautical chart watch, hiked Rocky Mountain National Park wearing the Grand Lake map watch, and celebrated the Babes on the Bay fishing tournament in Rockport, TX selling our Texas Coastal Bend watches!
As we begin building inventory of watches in stock, you will often see we will pair these watches with nato straps. Nato straps are very cool because they are comfortable and come in a wide range of colors that can provide a nice compliment to the watch. The history of the nato strap is pretty interesting as well. It is worth checking out these articles from Hodinkee and Gear Patrol.
The neat thing about using a nautical chart as the background of the watch is that it has so much detail, but at the same time the large hour numbers and indicators allow your eye to overlook the detail when you just want to read the time. Regarding the detail of the chart though, there are so many interesting notation you will see when you start looking at nautical charts. Chart No 1 from NOAA is the reference for what all these symbols mean. Check it out and see what features are on your chart watch!