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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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Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 Radar

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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