FloScan FloNet

By | Posted September 2008

Ben EllisonFloScan FloNetHats off to FloScan for developing FloNet, one of the most NMEA 2000-friendly products I've tested. Rather than trying to grab some of the precious space...

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Instruments, the New Generation

By | Posted June 2008

Do you like the time on your wrist expressed with traditional hands or in digital form? Or has your cellphone display supplanted wrist watches altogether? In a world of ever-...

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Garmin GMI 10

By | Posted April 2008

Garmin GMI 10The 3.5-inch color screens on Garmin's new do-it-all instrument heads looked bright and sharp at the European trade show where I saw them previewed, and they should...

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PAS-Thru Box

By | Posted January 2008

PAS-Thru BoxLife's hard; your friends are all enjoying NMEA 2000 install benefits with their new gear, and you're still struggling with an unruly mess of NMEA 0183 data...

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ClearPoint Weather

By | Posted December 2007

ClearPoint WeatherClearPoint is an ambitious new weather service that attempts to go global with features similar to those that have made XM and Sirius Weather so popular under...

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Krill Black Box

By | Posted October 2007

Krill Black BoxFor a while now Krill Systems has been building sophisticated sensor pods that collect all sorts of vessel info—tank levels, switching states, power...

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Interphase SE-200B

By | Posted October 2007

Interphase SE-200BInterphase's SE-200B forward-looking sonar (FLS) can be neatly integrated into most any helm. Its video output can go to one or more of the many multifunction...

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'Lectronics Lab

By | Posted July 2007

Most people, including my wife, call it a "basement," but I prefer to think of the area beneath our Maine home as a multifunctional work area, and a nice hangout. The carpentry...

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Gauges to GUIs

By | Posted May 2007

Why reinvent the wheel? Faria tapped Maptech to help create Maestro.You can almost smell stacks of freshly stitched and pressed Civil War uniforms as you walk around Faria's...

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BilgeWatch 8

By | Posted March 2007

The trouble with automatic bilge pumps is that they can hide a slowly building leak. The BilgeWatch 8 takes care of that issue, monitoring one to eight pumps simultaneously,...

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Offshore Systems Fuel Gauge

By | Posted March 2007

Offshore Systems’ nifty fuel gauge is built into a stainless steel deck fitting, right where you want it. One version, costing $349, can be used with existing analog tank-level...

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Parker Fuel-Tank Selector Valve

By | Posted March 2007

Yet another big-time industrial manufacturer reaches up into the electronic helm. Parker’s Fluid Control Division developed this solenoid drive selector valve so that a skipper...

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Argonaut Tflex-G615

By | Posted February 2007

Argonaut has broken a significant price barrier with the $995 waterproof and sunlight-viewable Tflex-G615 monitor. Its claim of an enormous 2,000-nit illumination equivalence may...

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