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Pre-Installed Helm Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2014

Helm Electronics: To Pre-Install or not to Pre-Install

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Touchscreens on Marine Electronics

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2014

What You Should Know About Touchscreens on Marine Electronics

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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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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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Aquabotix HydroView

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2013

PMY Tested: The remote-controlled underwater camera vehicle you control with your iPad.

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Maretron DSM150

By Ben Ellison | Posted March 2013

Over the years Maretron has developed an amazing array of NMEA 2000 sensors and other utility hardware, many of which aren’t available elsewhere and all of which can be displayed...

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

PCs can be a great addition to your electronics array, so long as you pick the right one.

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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

The NT-Evolution 2.0 from GOST Global is a wireless marine security, monitoring, and satellite-tracking system in a rugged, marine-ready package.

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Onboard Computers

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

For boaters who know what they want, computers can bring a variety of options to the helm. An overview of onboard PCs

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Big Bay DIBM Displays

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012

Big Bay Technologies is rolling out its line DIBM marine displays and they’ve got a lot to offer, including a range of sizes up to 19 inches, the ability to accommodate variable...

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Maretron TSM1330

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2012

Your boat is a star—especially to your eye. Why not give it a shot at the big screen? Connect the boat’s NMEA 2000 backbone to Maretron’s TSM1330 display and you...

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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.

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Distributed Electrical Systems

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2012

Distributed electrical systems add value to your breaker board and make it easier to use.

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The best monitors for your boat in 2012

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Keeping Tabs on your ship’s systems has never been so simple.

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A Breakdown of Protocol: how boats’ systems converse.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Know how the components of your helm—and the rest of the boat—communicate.

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Whole-Boat Electronics

By PMY Staff | Posted February 2012

Think about each component of your boat’s electronics to create a powerful system that’s greater than the sum of its parts.

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Rose Point Navigation

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted January 2012

Engine Interface Add-On: Let’s say you’ve got an elderly boat and you love her....

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Simrad NSS 12

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2011

Simrad lets you tinker with 99 percent of the unit’s functionality without touching knobs or buttons...

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Touchscreen Technology

By Tim Bartlett | Posted August 2011

Simple fingertip control and user-friendly operating systems combine to make powerful, intuitive electronics a reality.

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Tested: Pulse Tech's desulfator

By Capt. Bill PikePhotos by Cy Cyr | Posted April 2011

Rejuvenation SensationDoes Pulse Tech's desulfator work?We test it on an aging battery to find out.These close-ups of lead-acid battery plates were supplied by Pulse Tech. In...

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What goes on inside your LCD screen.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Screen Test     New displays look great in both sun and shade. Here’s why.   We all spend hours looking at LCDs at home and at work as well as on our boats...

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Electronic Sentinel

By | Posted November 2009

Ever get the offshore heebie-jeebieies? I used to, back when I was running oceangoing tugs. The malady typically started with an imaginary change in engine pitch while we were...

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Lowrance HDS Series

By Ben Ellison | Posted February 2009

When Lowrance announced its all-new HDS Series in October, there seemed to be several valid rationales for the letters, which stand for “High Definition System.” All the plotter/...

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Maretron SIM & RIM

By Ben Ellison | Posted February 2009

Maretron’s new Switch and Run Indicator modules—the $375 SIM100 and the $299 RIM100—are at the expanding frontier of NMEA 2000. Each plain black box can convert a variety of...

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Yanmar Smart Check

By Ben Ellison | Posted October 2008

YanmarYanmar Smart CheckUnfortunately you'll need Yanmar electronic engines like the BY, LY3, and SY Series (so far) plus at least one Raymarine E-120 to even consider plunking...

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