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Safety

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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FLIR First Mate II MS-224b

By Jason Y. Wood | 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 Jason Y. Wood | 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 Jason Y. Wood | 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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Si-Tex SVS-750 Digital Echosounder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

The Si-Tex SVS-750 is a dual-frequency digital echosounder with 600-watt output.

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Forward-Looking Sonar

By Peter Swanson | Posted December 2012

As Interphase Technologies joins Garmin, forward-looking sonar may get a boost.

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Shakespeare 5250-AIS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Shakespeare’s 5250-AIS is a 3-foot, stainless steel whip antenna designed to meet the broad bandwidth needs of AIS transponders.

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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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