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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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NMEA installer standards

By Tim Bartlett | Posted October 2011

The National Marine Electronics Association sets the standards for certifying electronics installers.

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Garmin GDL 40

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2011

For boaters who don’t go far from the coast, a Pay-As-You-Go Weather Receiver: Get a day’s worth of weather data on your plotter for $5...

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Getting The Weather

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2011

Passagemakers can find different sources for WX information as their voyage progresses and adjust their plans based on current data.

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Personal locator beacons

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2011

Cutting the FatPhoto Courtesy of KannadPersonal locator beacons get slim and trimThere seems to be something of an arms race going on between rival manufacturers to produce the...

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Furuno 21x7BB

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2011

The View from the BridgeNew Class B AIS Targets DisplayAIS clutter may (one day) be more of a problem on small screens than on big ones but that doesn’t mean that the big-ship...

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AIS Watchmate

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2011

Clearing the AIS Log JamOnce skeptics thought AIS wasn’t worth the bother. Now they worry the technology is working too well.For about the same price as a pair of midrange...

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Review of night imaging products

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Night MovesThere's more than one way to see in the dark.RAYMARINE CAM100 is a low-light video camera with built-in infrared lighting. $700You wouldn’t think much of a piece of...

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Smoke Alarms for Your Boat

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2010

A 75-footer heading from Naples, Florida, to the Bahamas stopped for what promised to be a relaxing night in Miami. The seven guests onboard—five college-age passengers, the...

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A Sirius/XM Development

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2010

A Sirius/XM DevelopmentFinally—dependable, detailed, real-time weather info onboard.Sirius/XM services offer weather station and buoy reports (left), animated frontal boundaries (...

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Stay Safe WITH AIS

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2010

Why a collision-avoidance system is must-have technology.Vesper Marine’s AIS Watchmate RX displays data from its built-in receiver on a simple, radar-like display or as a...

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