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Vesper Marine’s Virtual Buoy System

By | Posted September 2016

Vesper Marine explores innovative ways to use AIS and employ the powerful warning and messaging capabilities embedded in the system. The company just launched a project to mark a...

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Garmin BlueChart g2 HD and BlueChart g2 Vision HD Cartography

By | Posted August 2016

Garmin released new versions of its proprietary BlueChart cartography earlier this year, and improved the accuracy of its underwater structural details, including 1-foot HD...

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Navionics SonarChart Live on Raymarine

By | Posted July 2016

SonarChart Live is a Navionics feature add-on to a recent update of Raymarine’s Lighthouse II operating system that allows users to create bathymetric charts in real time.

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SI-TEX Vector Compact GPS Compass

By | Posted May 2016

The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.

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Upgraded Simrad Helm System

By | Posted May 2016

Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.

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The Dangers of Relying too Heavily on Helm Electronics

By | Posted April 2016

Helm electronics must be trusted to be effective tools to help you navigate and keep your boat safe. But what happens if the data is bad to start with? Get a load of what happened...

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What You Need to Know About Solid-State Radar

By | Posted April 2016

Radar technology has recently gone in a radical new direction thanks to solid-state technology; Jason Y. Wood explains what this means for you and your helm.

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Simrad TripIntel Navigational Interface

By | Posted April 2016

Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters.

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Raymarine Quantum CHIRP Radar

By | Posted April 2016

The first recreational marine radar dome that uses CHIRP pulse-compression to deliver radar imaging effectively at both long and short ranges.

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Understanding How Your GPS Works

By | Posted March 2016

The voodoo that GPS does is pretty simple, actually. Understanding why it fails means you’ll be ready when it happens. Have a closer look at this key navigation device here.

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How to Plan a Transoceanic-Worthy Helm on a Budget

By | 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 | 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 | Posted October 2015

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

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