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Electronics

How Do Sailors Use Electronics?

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2013

Powerboaters could learn a thing or two about using electronics from sailors. There are some new systems that make these lessons more apparent. See what we’re talking about here.

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What to do if the Electronics on your Boat Fail

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted August 2013

Navigation electronics make things easy on boaters—till they go wrong. Learn the best way to stay safe while cruising. Our tips will help you know just where you are, where you’re...

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Civilian Thermal-Imaging Just Got a Whole Lot Cooler

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2013

Just when you thought onboard gadgetry had reached its limit, FLIR has introduced a thermal imager with technology previously unavailable to civilians like us. Have a look at the...

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Can Infrared See Through Fog?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2013

Thermal imaging works just fine in daylight, but can it cut through sight-reducing mists?

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Humminbird’s 360 Imaging

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2013

Electronics manufacturer Humminbird has long served the freshwater angling market and kept an eye on the big picture. And now they’ve developed a radar-like sonar system...

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What Voyage-Planning Software Can Do for You

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

Even the most seat-of-the-pants navigator can benefit from passing his or her eyes over a course in advance of a cruise. Voyage-planning software gives you the option to do this...

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Raymarine gS Series Glass-Bridge Helm System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

Raymarine’s Lighthouse user interface is spreading to every level of its product line and the new gS Series is no exception. Check out how this glass-bridge helm system...

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Simrad HH 36 VHF

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

If that handy handheld VHF doesn’t hold a charge like it should anymore, or doesn’t seem to perform like it once did, it may be time for an upgrade. And VHF has come a long way....

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Navigation Electronics Safety and Cautions

By Capt. Daniel S.... | Posted May 2013

Relying on navigation electronics is a double-edged sword. Trust is necessary, along with constant doubt. Only together can these diametrically opposed conditions work to get us...

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KVH Tracphone V3-IP

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2013

The Whole World (Wide Web) in a Tiny Package The KVH TracPhone V3-IP gives fast data download speeds and talk time at reasonable airtime rates. But it uses a dome that’s...

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Optimizing Your Electronics to Find Fish

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2013

Do your electronics help you catch more fish? Or are you spending more time turning the knobs on your helm than the crank on your reel? Learn how to use your electronics to...

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Marine Tech Tablets

By Peter Swanson | Posted April 2013

Is Your iPad the Future of Marine Electronics? Tablets are doing more and more on boats, interfacing with the helm and entertainment systems. Will there come a day when they will...

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Simrad GS25

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

More satellites, more precise positioning. Simrad’s new GS25 is a GPS antenna and a GLONASS antenna, all in one tidy package.

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