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Safety

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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OceanView SteadyView

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

OceanView has added an option called SteadyView, a form of stabilization that is designed to remove the effects of unwanted camera movement, to its Apollo range of dual-sensor...

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A Breakdown of Protocol: how boats’ systems converse.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Know how the components of your helm—and the rest of the boat—communicate.

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Whole-Boat Electronics

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

Think about each component of your boat’s electronics to create a powerful system that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Using technology to protect your boat.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

You can’t put a price on your family’s lives.” It’s a simple sales pitch that is used to sell all kinds of safety equipment from liferafts to flashlights...

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ACR Electronics

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012

ResQLink: A Personal Locator Beacon is a worst-case-scenario device. Having one makes good sense...

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Handheld Thermal Imagers

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

When it bought Raymarine, thermal-imaging specialist FLIR had just introduced a range of handheld thermal imagers...

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Have Electronic Devices Evolved Too Far?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

As our relationship with electronics continues to change, we need to know what we want now more than ever...

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Digital Deep Sea CLA1000

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Digital Deep Sea CLA1000: Communicate information with commercial and recreational mariners...

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Understanding what DSC can do

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Very few boaters have taken the two simple steps tto make the most of this life-saving technology...

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