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Nobeltec Admiral 9

By Ben Ellison | Posted November 2006

The full name for this high-end $1,200 PC navigation package, Jeppesen Marine's Nobeltec Admiral 9.0, has become a mouthful—and its $490 little brother, Jep...tec Visual...

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Humminbird 997c Combo NVB

By Ben Ellison | Posted November 2006

The new top of Humminbird's fast-growing electronics line seems capable, as deconstructing its model name suggests. SI means that the 957c, besides doing "normal" dual-frequency...

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Krill Monitoring System

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2006

The goal of Krill Systems is to make the elegant and informative monitoring we often see on megayachts possible on the boats most of us cruise in. The solution is a flexible...

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Furuno FCV-620 Fishfinder

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2006

Furuno’s claims about the benefits of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in its new 5.6-inch FCV-620—its ability to suppress noise and maximize automatic fishfinding in varying...

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VEI DM Series Monitors

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2006

VEI’s new DM series monitors show how an assortment of seemingly minor developments can add up to what may well be a breakthrough product line. The visible bezel, for instance, is...

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Airmar PC WeatherStation

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2006

It’s astounding how many sensors are packed into that 23/4-inch-diameter housing: ultrasonic wind, GPS, compass, accelerometer (pitch and roll), thermometer, barometer, and...

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Garmin 3210, 478, and G2 Cards

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2006

Garmin offers so many plotters these days! The 32xx series—in 05, 06, and 10 models, i.e. screen sizes—is an update to the top-of-the-line networked 30xx series, still in...

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Marine Charts

By | Posted September 2006

10,000 Islands, FloridaColumbia River

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Maretron Weather Station

By Ben Ellison | Posted September 2006

Maretron’s $699 Weather Station is as ambitious as Airmar’s but itself only senses wind—again ultrasonically, which means both accurately and without moving parts—plus...

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Navionics NavPlanner

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

If Navionics charts come on standard CF and SD memory card formats, why do you need the special card reader shown to view them on a PC? The answer—that Microsoft operating...

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Port Network WiFi

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

Port Network’s approach to maximized marine WiFi is to minimize coax loss, packing a high-powered radio and 5.5-dB antenna into a waterproof box for deployment on deck whenever...

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Olympus Stylus 720 SW

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

This is one tough camera. I dunked it into the harbor, even took some snapshots of the muck, rinsed it under the tap, and it’s still snapping fine. Olympus’ $399 Stylus 720 SW has...

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Northstar Radar Unit

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2006

Brunswick New Technologies Marine Electronics (BNTME), is calling its new Northstar and Navman radar units "the industry’s first High Definition (HD) Digital Radar solution." Five...

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