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Garmin Thermal and Low-Light Cameras

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

Garmin has introduced a line of thermal and low-light cameras. Simple control and cool target tracking mean it may be time for an upgrade that will help you use your boat more and...

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Understanding Marine Electronics Screens

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

Get beyond the techno-jargon to understand what your next helm screen can do.

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Wireless Boats

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2012

Your helm may create its own Wi-Fi network and share data with you wirelessly. Pay attention now, it’s really starting to get good.

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Delorme InReach

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A two-way satellite communicator with GPS, the InReach belongs to an exciting and relatively new category; it’s a Satellite Early Notification Device (SEND). Power &...

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Furuno NavNet TZtouch

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

Furuno rocked the 2012 Miami Boat Show with the release of its NavNet TZtouch multifunction diplay, the first ever to boast dual-touch screens with functionality like an iPad....

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Vesper WatchMate Vision

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

WatchMate Vision, revealed at the Miami International Boat Show—and winner of an Innovation Award at the show—is the first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with...

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Cell Phones vs. VHF Calling

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A DSC-equipped VHF can share your identity and lat/lon with rescuers at the touch of a button should an emergency occur. Here’s why nobody uses the system.

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Threats to GPS from Land-Based Signal Boosters

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

Defending the bandwidth for GPS.We’ve all had voyages that weren’t quite what we signed up for when we first got into boating—trips in which the wind and sea on...

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OceanView SteadyView

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

OceanView has added an option called SteadyView, a form of stabilization that is designed to remove the effects of unwanted camera movement, to its Apollo range of dual-sensor...

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KVH HD11 TracVision Satellite TV System

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

Seamless Reception—Everywhere World-girdling TV addicts rejoice! KVH’s new state-of-the-art satellite TV antenna finally puts an end to that tedious chore of changing...

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Fusion’s Marine Stereos

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2012

Fusion’s New Stereo Offers Awesome Sound And Advanced Functionality. Fusion’s MS-AV700 marine stereo does it all for media mavens, from providing an intuitive control...

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Distributed Electrical Systems

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2012

Maintaining A Balance Of Power From Your Helm. Distributed electrical systems add value to your breaker board and make it easier to use. The communications side of such a system...

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CHIRP Transducers Are Revolutionizing the Fishfinder Industry

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2012

When a CHIRP isn’t just for the birds: CHIRP transducers meet their match in sounder electronics, and the view below comes into sharp focus.

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