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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.
The Vestas Wind debacle raises points about maximizing your radar picture.
Your boat may be about to benefit from a worldwide competition to provide the best satellite navigation signals. Read all about it here.
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.
With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.
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...
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.
You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.
It used to be that if it was too foggy out, you simply didn’t use your boat. No longer. Developments in electronics have made it so boaters can navigate nimbly and safely...
Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays.
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,...
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...
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...
Forest E. Johnson led a life of passion and adventure. And he also built a few all-time classic boats along the way. Read his story here. ▶
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