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Civilian Thermal-Imaging Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2013

Just when you thought onboard gadgetry had reached its limit, FLIR has introduced a thermal imager with technology previously unavailable to civilians like us. Have a look at the...

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Can Infrared See Through Fog?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2013

Thermal imaging works just fine in daylight, but can it cut through sight-reducing mists?

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What Voyage-Planning Software Can Do for You

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

Even the most seat-of-the-pants navigator can benefit from passing his or her eyes over a course in advance of a cruise. Voyage-planning software gives you the option to do this...

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Navigation Electronics Safety and Cautions

By Capt. Daniel S.... | Posted May 2013

Relying on navigation electronics is a double-edged sword. Trust is necessary, along with constant doubt. Only together can these diametrically opposed conditions work to get us...

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Simrad GS25

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

More satellites, more precise positioning. Simrad’s new GS25 is a GPS antenna and a GLONASS antenna, all in one tidy package.

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FLIR MD-324 Thermal-Imaging Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

FLIR launched the MD-324 as one of the company’s MD-Series of fixed-mount thermal-imaging cameras. The cameras are simple to mount and easy to integrate into existing...

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Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Series

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

Garmin’s GPSMAP 8000 Series Combines Power and Simplicity The GPSMAP 8000 is being hailed as Garmin’s new flagship. This is a system that would seem right at home on a...

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Raymarine Dragonfly

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

Raymarine has just rolled out its Dragonfly combo unit and we’ve got to say, this is big functionality in a small package. Two kinds of CHIRP sounding and a chartplotter for...

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Garmin BlueChart Mobile

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2013

There was significant news regarding Garmin’s BlueChart Mobile app (BCM). In fact, anyone with a relatively current iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone—that is, one that’s running iOS 6...

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New Alternatives to GPS

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2013

GPS altered how boaters figure out where they are. But other, new, comparable systems are coming online soon, shifting the satellite-navigation landscape even more. Don’t...

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Digital Processing Radar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2013

Radar shows us what we cannot see, due to distance, fog, and darkness. But the way it does that is undergoing a major change, and we wanted to know more. Tim Bartlett learned all...

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

Linux Comes aboard with Digital Yacht Worried about putting a personal computer on your boat? Use one that’s made to be there: Digital Yacht’s Aqua 50 marine PC works...

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C-Map Plan2Nav Mobile App

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

The Plan2Nav app from C-Map provides chartplotting capability to GPS-enabled handheld mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as those with the Android...

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