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Electronics

Improvements in Side-Scanning Sonar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2015

Never before has the underwater picture around your boat been so useful, and it’s only getting better.

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Boaters Benefit From a New Kind of Space Race

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2015

Your boat may be about to benefit from a worldwide competition to provide the best satellite navigation signals. Read all about it here.

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Are You Using Russian SatNav?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2015

If you are using a GPS, MFD, or cell phone that is less than a year or two old, there is a pretty good chance that you may be using Glonass as well as GPS without realizing it.

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Solid-State Radar Technology

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015

With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.

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How to Avoid Obstacles with Your Boat

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2015

The best way to keep your hull from getting dinged—or worse—is to simply avoid obstructions. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds. To find out some ways...

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Side-Scanning Sonar in Action

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2015

Sidescanning sonar is a tremendous tool to understand what's under your boat. Check out these videos that will help improve your comprehension of what the images are showing.

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How AIS Works

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2015

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.

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How to Navigate in Fog with Your Boat's Electronics

By Peter Swanson | Posted January 2015

It used to be that if it was too foggy out, you simply didn’t use your boat. No longer. Developments in electronics have made it so boaters can navigate nimbly and safely...

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How to Install Electronics on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2014

Sometimes the best way to do something is to get a professional to do it for you. That certainly applies to marine electronics. Read why that is here.

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Intellian GX60 Satellite-Broadband System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2014

The Intellian GX60 is a satellite-broadband system that uses Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress service. Global Xpress is a new high-speed broadband service that will provide global...

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Simrad Low Emission HD Digital Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2014

Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays.

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Multifunction Displays For Your Boat

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2014

What can a modern multifunction display do for you?  We tested four different multifunction displays in a real-life setting to discover their pros and cons.

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Turn Your Smart Phone Into a Satellite Phone

By Peter Swanson | Posted August 2014

Want to turn your smart phone into a satellite phone? For anybody who cruises in remote areas, staying in touch is as important as it is difficult. But when your cell service...

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