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How to Plan a Transoceanic-Worthy Helm on a Budget

By Daniel Harding | Posted December 2015

A former educator used careful planning to find a helm setup within his budget for a Transatlantic cruise to the Baltics and beyond on his Kadey-Krogen 42.

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Getting Comfortable with the Radar on Your Boat

By Mike Smith | Posted October 2015

Get comfortable with your radar, and it will help make you more comfortable at the helm in all conditions.

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Garmin Panoptix PS60 Through-Hull Transducer

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.

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Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.

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Furuno 4-Kilowatt DRS4DL UHD Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2015

With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.

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Piloting Your Boat by iPad

By Mike Smith | Posted September 2015

Do you really need more than a tablet and some apps to navigate?

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How to Use Electronic Charts

By Capt. Daniel S.... | Posted June 2015

Electronic charts are great, no doubt. But the second you start thinking they’re foolproof is the second you’re in trouble. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.

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The Vestas Wind Debacle

By Capt. Daniel S.... | Posted June 2015

The Vestas Wind debacle raises points about maximizing your radar picture.

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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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