Pre-Installed Helm Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2014

To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install.   Some boat companies pre-install all of their helm electronics before the sale, while others leave those choices up to the buyer. Ever...

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Autopilot Technology Leaps Forward

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2013

Whether you’re looking to get a brand-new boat or upgrade the boat you have, the autopilot may play a big role in how you feel about that boat. And the way technology is changing...

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Garmin GMI 20

By Ben Ellison | Posted August 2013

Say hello to the Garmin GMI 20, a NMEA 2000-ready instrument that notably gave me a long list of possible fuel tank labels like Port, Center, and Aft...

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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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Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Series

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013

Garmin’s GPSMAP 8000 Series Combines Power and Simplicity The GPSMAP 8000 is being hailed as Garmin’s new flagship. This is a system that would seem right at home on a...

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Garmin BlueChart Mobile

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2013

There was significant news regarding Garmin’s BlueChart Mobile app (BCM). In fact, anyone with a relatively current iPad, iPod Touch, or iPhone—that is, one that’s running iOS 6...

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Digital Processing Radar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2013

Radar shows us what we cannot see, due to distance, fog, and darkness. But the way it does that is undergoing a major change, and we wanted to know more. Tim Bartlett learned all...

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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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Look-Ahead Speed on Garmin GPSMAP 7212 displays

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted November 2012

How To Double Down on Radar

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Helm Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2012

With helm arrays looking to serve both novice and technically savvy users, electronics packages are offering more than ever.

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Garmin 19x GPS Antenna

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2012

Garmin’s new 19x has a 10-hertz update rate, and works with the Russian GLONASS, the Japanese Quasi-Zenith, and Europe’s Galileo sysemt for more accurate positioning.

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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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