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Monitoring

Distributed Electrical Systems

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2012

Maintaining A Balance Of Power From Your Helm. Distributed electrical systems add value to your breaker board and make it easier to use. The communications side of such a system...

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The best monitors for your boat in 2012

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Monitor the boat’s systems your way. Keeping Tabs on your ship’s systems has never been so simple...

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A Breakdown of Protocol: how boats’ systems converse.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Know how the components of your helm—and the rest of the boat—communicate.

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Whole-Boat Electronics

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

Think about each component of your boat’s electronics to create a powerful system that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Rose Point Navigation

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2012

Do those old analog gauges on your boat's dashboard seem just a bit jittery and unreliable? Problem solved...

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Simrad NSS 12

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011

Simrad lets you tinker with 99 percent of the unit’s functionality without touching knobs or buttons...

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Touchscreen Technology

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2011

Simple fingertip control and user-friendly operating systems combine to make powerful, intuitive electronics a reality.

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Tested: Pulse Tech's desulfator

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Cy Cyr | Posted April 2011

Rejuvenation SensationDoes Pulse Tech's desulfator work?We test it on an aging battery to find out.These close-ups of lead-acid battery plates were supplied by Pulse Tech. In...

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What goes on inside your LCD screen.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Screen Test     New displays look great in both sun and shade. Here’s why.   We all spend hours looking at LCDs at home and at work as well as on our boats...

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Electronic Sentinel

By | Posted November 2009

Ever get the offshore heebie-jeebieies? I used to, back when I was running oceangoing tugs. The malady typically started with an imaginary change in engine pitch while we were...

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Lowrance HDS Series

By Ben Ellison | Posted February 2009

When Lowrance announced its all-new HDS Series in October, there seemed to be several valid rationales for the letters, which stand for “High Definition System.” All the plotter/...

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Maretron SIM & RIM

By Ben Ellison | Posted February 2009

Maretron’s new Switch and Run Indicator modules—the $375 SIM100 and the $299 RIM100—are at the expanding frontier of NMEA 2000. Each plain black box can convert a variety of...

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Yanmar Smart Check

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2008

YanmarYanmar Smart CheckUnfortunately you'll need Yanmar electronic engines like the BY, LY3, and SY Series (so far) plus at least one Raymarine E-120 to even consider plunking...

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