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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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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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