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FLIR First Mate II MS-224b

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

FLIR Helps Boaters Know What They’re Seeing  Night vision is cool technology, no doubt about it. But interpreting what you’re seeing on a thermal-imaging scope is...

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Lowrance Elite-7 Chartplotter/Fishfinder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Learn about the Lowrance Elite 7 Chartplotter and Fishfinder//Lowrance’s latest chartplotter, the Elite 7 HDI combines navigation and sounding functions in one easy-to-use...

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The Latest in VHF Radios

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Manufacturers of VHF radios have to meet stringent new requirements, while adding more features to stay competitive. The boater is the overall winner, since we’re seeing...

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A Little VHF Etiquette

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2013

There are any number of ways (books, pamphlets, the Internet, etc.) to get a handle on the rules and laws that govern VHF usage these days. But what about plain ol’...

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Raymarine LightHouse v5 Software

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Raymarine updated its LightHouse software, which directs the user experience for the company’s a-, c-, and e-Series multifunction displays.

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GOST NT-Evolution 2.0 Marine Security System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

A Simple Way to Secure Your Boat: The GOST NT-Evolution is just that—evolved. The onboard security system is compact enough for a center console, yet capable enough to provide...

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Si-Tex SVS-750 Digital Echosounder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

The Si-Tex SVS-750 is a dual-frequency digital echosounder with 600-watt output.

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Navionics SonarCharts

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Navionics’s SonarCharts use sonar logs from users, along with data from the hydrographic office and proprietary surveys to add detail to a layer of cartography.

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Forward-Looking Sonar

By Peter Swanson | Posted December 2012

As Interphase Technologies joins Garmin, forward-looking sonar may get a boost.

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Shakespeare 5250-AIS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Shakespeare’s 5250-AIS is a 3-foot, stainless steel whip antenna designed to meet the broad bandwidth needs of AIS transponders.

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Simrad NAIS-400

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

The Simrad NAIS-400 is a black-box Class-B AIS transponder that connects with compatible multifunction displays to show the position and movement of all AIS-equipped vessels...

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Intellian s80HD WorldView

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Intellian’s s80HD WorldView is a dual-band satellite antenna that receives three DirecTV signals simultaneously. The s80HD is a simple marine satellite-TV system for boaters...

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Sea Tel 3011

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012

Big Satellite-TV Performance from Sea Tel The Sea Tel 3011 employs some of the same technology as the company’s larger dome systems, all in a 30-inch dish. Learn more about this...

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