Electronics

SI-TEX Vector Compact GPS Compass

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2016

The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.

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OnWatch from Hinckley Yacht Services

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2016

A new system from Hinckley Yacht Services called OnWatch connects clients’ boats to the service yard and head off problems. If it works, it will mean less downtime and more...

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Upgraded Simrad Helm System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2016

Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.

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The Dangers of Relying too Heavily on Helm Electronics

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted April 2016

Helm electronics must be trusted to be effective tools to help you navigate and keep your boat safe. But what happens if the data is bad to start with? Get a load of what happened...

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What You Need to Know About Solid-State Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016

Radar technology has recently gone in a radical new direction thanks to solid-state technology; Jason Y. Wood explains what this means for you and your helm.

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Vexilar SonarPhone T-Pod

By Daniel Harding | Posted April 2016

The Vexilar SonarPhone T-Pod is a castable combination of fishfinder transducer and Wi-Fi hot spot that lets the user target data gathering and see what lurks below the surface on...

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GOST Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016

Nav-Tracker 3.0 SM from GOST Global is the latest generation of the company’s proven marine-security system, using evolving technologies to protect owners from theft or...

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Fusion MS-RA70 Marine Stereo System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016

The Fusion MS-RA70 takes some of the best marine-specific engineering the company has to offer and puts it in an affordable, flexible package suitable for many boats.

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Simrad TripIntel Navigational Interface

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016

Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters.

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Raymarine Quantum CHIRP Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2016

The first recreational marine radar dome that uses CHIRP pulse-compression to deliver radar imaging effectively at both long and short ranges.

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Big Ideas for the Small Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2016

Get good electronics on your tender and you’ll explore far-flung anchorages with more confidence.

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Learning to Use Marine Electronics

By Daniel Harding | Posted March 2016

Join the two-man crew as they bring Gizmo, the beloved Duffy 37 and test platform for Senior Electronics Editor Ben Ellison, home to Camden, Maine, and learn a thing or two along...

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Understanding How Your GPS Works

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2016

The voodoo that GPS does is pretty simple, actually. Understanding why it fails means you’ll be ready when it happens. Have a closer look at this key navigation device here.

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