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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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By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2010

Jotron's Automatic Identification System (AIS) SART is a search-and-rescue beacon based on AIS technology; it transmits a dedicated identity code and GPS position to produce a...

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By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2010

ACR Electronics has introduced what it describes as the newest generation of Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs) in the shape of the AquaLink PLB. Although less than six inches long...

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Night Eyes

By Capt. Grant Rafter | Posted January 2010

Eat all the carrots you want. Your eyes still can’t match the power of thermal imaging.Need proof of how well FLIR’s infrared technology works? Compare the views of the same...

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Avoiding Disaster

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2010

True Motion displays like this one have come down from the big-ship world. For collision avoidance, switch to the unit’s relative-motion mode.One foggy May morning, a few years...

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A Fatal Error

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2009

Photo by USCGThe ill-fated fishing vessel Lady Mary, docked at her home port of Cape May, New Jersey, before the incident.EPIRB manufacturers around the world are urging owners to...

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Hazardous to Your Health?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2009

Garmin pulsed radarThe microwaves that reheat your coffee are very much the same as those transmitted by marine radars, so it isn’t too far-fetched to believe that they could “...

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Search and Rescue

By | Posted May 2009

In January, thieves ran PWCs up to a 35-foot Fountain that was docked in Fort Lauderdale, cut her lines, and quickly towed her away. Within seconds, the boat’s owner received a...

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Simrad AI50

By Ben Ellison | Posted December 2008

Photos courtesy of SimradSimrad's AI50 is the most feature-packed Class B transponder available. Most obvious is the four-inch display with its world base map. It can serve as a...

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By Ben Ellison | Posted July 2008

Autotether wireless lanyardMy 14-foot outboard catamaran Gizmo is quick and low-sided, and I have almost fallen out of her; yet I rarely clip on the engine kill-switch tether...

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