Safety

Side-Scanning Sonar in Action

By | Posted March 2015

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.

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How AIS Works

By | Posted February 2015

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.

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How to Navigate in Fog with Your Boat's Electronics

By | Posted January 2015

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...

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The Pitfalls of Being Overly Reliant on GPS

By | Posted May 2014

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...

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Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

By | Posted October 2013

Whether you’re looking to get a brand-new boat or upgrade the boat you have, the autopilot may play a big role in how you feel about that boat. And the way technology is changing...

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Civilian Thermal-Imaging Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

By | 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 | Posted July 2013

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

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FLIR MD-324 Thermal-Imaging Camera

By | 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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AIS Information Overload

By | Posted March 2013

Is AIS going to cry enough wolf about collision danger to make us turn it off? Peter Swanson investigates how this powerful system could overstay its welcome.

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Digital Processing Radar

By | 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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FLIR First Mate II MS-224b

By | Posted February 2013

FLIR Helps Boaters Know What They’re Seeing  Night vision is cool technology, no doubt about it. But interpreting what you’re seeing on a thermal-imaging scope is...

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Raymarine LightHouse v5 Software

By | Posted January 2013

Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.

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GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 Marine Security System

By | Posted January 2013

A Simple Way to Secure Your Boat: The GOST NT-Evolution is just that—evolved. The onboard security system is compact enough for a center console, yet capable enough to provide...

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