Safety

Vesper Marine WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS

By | Posted May 2017

Vesper Marine has added new functionality to its black-box XB-8000 AIS transponder. The system adds a layer of safety through active alarms that monitor potential collision...

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Furuno DRS12AX X-Class Radar

By | Posted May 2017

Furuno has increased the available power for its X-band recreational radar, and added to the available radar performance for users of the TZTouch and TZTouch2 displays. Anglers...

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How to Manage Your Helm for Top Performance and Long Life

By | Posted November 2016

When something goes wrong with the electronics on your boat, do you know what to do? Here are some tips to get you started, along with some expert advice on how to think about...

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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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McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A Transponder

By | Posted August 2016

The McMurdo SmartFind M5 AIS Class A is a transponder that provides name and navigation data from other vessels and can be integrated with a variety of chartplotters and networked...

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Sirius Signal Distress Light

By | Posted March 2016

Power & Motoryacht Tested: Pyrotechnic flares have been a Coast Guard  requirement for decades for one simple reason: they work. At night—and even during the daytime—light and...

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How to Get Weather Data on Your Boat

By | Posted February 2016

Get weather data the way you want it: Up to date and on the screen

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FLIR Ocean Scout 640

By | Posted January 2016

With a higher-resolution sensor than its predecessors, the FLIR Ocean Scout 640 makes it easier to identify targets in extreme low-light conditions.

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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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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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