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Simrad NAIS-400

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

The Simrad NAIS-400 is a black-box Class-B AIS transponder that connects with compatible multifunction displays to show the position and movement of all AIS-equipped vessels...

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Look-Ahead Speed on Garmin GPSMAP 7212 displays

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

How To Double Down on Radar

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Vesper XB-8000 AIS Transponder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

If you need AIS functionality without another screen on your helm, Vesper Marine has a solution. A black-box transponder also has a built-in 50-channel GPS, plus a design that...

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KEP Marine KCAM-IP2HD Network Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2012

KEP Marine’s KCAM-IP2HD network camera combines high-definition imaging with Internet Protocol (IP) functionality for a variety of onboard functions, including surveillance and...

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Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2012

It never hurts to pay attention to safety gear and keep your boat’s kit up to date. That said, the Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB has some clever design features and components that...

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Should you carry a rescue beacon on your boat?

By Peter Swanson | Posted August 2012

Learn how the loss of human lives and the high cost of search and rescue operations has the U.S. Coast Guard eyeing a mandate that would require rescue beacons to be carried...

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FLIR First Mate HM 224 PRO

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012

The "HM" stands for "Handheld Marine", you can take it on your tender for those moonless treks back to the boat.

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012

The Federal Communications Commission has approved for use the SafeLink R10 Survival Recovery System (SRS). Designed to be attached to a PFD and activated by its wearer, the R10...

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SI-TEX SAS-300 AIS Transceiver

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

The new SI-TEX Marine Electronics SAS-300 recreational AIS transceiver can track nearby shipping on a 6.5-inch screen to ensure a high degree of situational awareness for anyone...

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Garmin Thermal and Low-Light Cameras

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Garmin has introduced a line of thermal and low-light cameras. Simple control and cool target tracking mean it may be time for an upgrade that will help you use your boat more and...

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Vesper WatchMate Vision

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

WatchMate Vision, revealed at the Miami International Boat Show—and winner of an Innovation Award at the show—is the first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with...

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Cell Phones vs. VHF Calling

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A DSC-equipped VHF can share your identity and lat/lon with rescuers at the touch of a button should an emergency occur. Here’s why nobody uses the system.

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Threats to GPS from Land-Based Signal Boosters

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

Defending the bandwidth for GPS.We’ve all had voyages that weren’t quite what we signed up for when we first got into boating—trips in which the wind and sea on...

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