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How to Have the Most Accurate Nautical Charts

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2014

These are heady times for marine-navigation systems. New technologies are making it possible to share information with fellow boaters faster and more easily than ever before,...

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The Pitfalls of Being Overly Reliant on GPS

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2014

Why GPS could be more dangerous than you think.   GPS is a fantastic tool, but it’s still only a tool. The person that operates it is ultimately responsible for using...

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Electronics Advancements

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2014

We know keeping up with the constant flow of new marine electronics products can be head spinning. And we’re here to help.

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Three Electronics Upgrades

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2014

Check out three easy upgrades that may be added to your current boat with very little effort, yet can change the game in terms of enjoying boat ownership.

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Garmin VIRB HD Video Camera

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2014

Looking to record lasting memories of your time aboard? The Garmin VIRB HD digital video camera has image stabilization to make your movies rock steady even when the seas kick up.

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Humminbird Ion Multifunction Display

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2014

The new multifunction display we tried from Humminbird.

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The State of Paper Charts

By Peter Swanson | Posted March 2014

Are paper charts a thing of the past? NOAA recently made news by saying that it would no longer be printing its own paper charts. But does that mean that the time of the paper...

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Pre-Installed Helm Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2014

To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install.   Some boat companies pre-install all of their helm electronics before the sale, while others leave those choices up to the buyer. Ever...

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Touchscreens on Marine Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2014

What You Should Know About Touchscreens on Marine Electronics Touchscreens are showing up on marine electronics more and more, but you may be surprised about why. Power &...

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15+ Ways to Share the Gift of Boating

By PMY Staff | Posted December 2013

Boating’s easier than ever before—pass it on. The changes that have had an impact on the marine scene over the past decade are legion. And whether you zero in on joystick engine...

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Streaming Content for Onboard Entertainment

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2013

For better or for worse, taking to sea will soon no longer be a true escape. New technologies—in particular a mini-VSAT broadband system from KVH—are making Wi-Fi connection and...

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The Vanishing Magenta Line on ICW Charts

By Peter Swanson | Posted November 2013

If you’ve ever followed the magenta line down the ICW you know a little local knowledge will go a long way to keeping you out of trouble. But does that mean we’ll be...

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Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2013

Whether you’re looking to get a brand-new boat or upgrade the boat you have, the autopilot may play a big role in how you feel about that boat. And the way technology is changing...

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