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Tossing Darts

There are only a couple of things that I am more proud of than helping first-time boat owners meet their cruising goals and suceed with their endeavors—my two daughters. Spirited first-time owners with a cruising goal are not much different than children. They shop for their boat and accessories like kids perusing the toy section in a Sears and Roebuck Christmas catalog, almost smelling the newness of every toy. (Okay, I guess now it’s Amazon and eBay.)

By Capt. Steve Creel |

Friendly Advice

There are all kinds of sage recommendations about when and how you should make decisions. You’ll find some of this advice on the kind of motivational posters that are framed on office walls across America. They usually feature completely irrelevant and disconnected imagery—mountains, babbling brooks, soaring eagles—that frankly have nothing to do with actually making a decision. 

By George Sass Jr. |

New Electronics Exclusive: Garmin Begins to Tweak Data at the Source

Garmin tells us it’s introducing two new products today to change the way you look and see around your boat. As we watch electronics evolve, one of the biggest ways the manufacturers are helping boaters is by using more powerful computer processors to mine more useful information to display. The processors derive more useful information from the data coming in from the various sensors, whether it’s a radar unit, a sounder transducer, or anything else that gathers data from the real world.

By Jason Y. Wood |
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