The SI-TEX Vector compact GPS compass contains a pair of GPS receivers matched to a single clock for precise heading and boat position information.
Technology really stands out when stacked alongside a seasoned cruiser. Check out Arawak’s Simrad helm system.
Helm electronics must be trusted to be effective tools to help you navigate and keep your boat safe. But what happens if the data is bad to start with? Get a load of what happened when such a problem arose for the U.S. Navy in Iran’s territorial waters. Read the analysis here.
Radar technology has recently gone in a radical new direction thanks to solid-state technology; Jason Y. Wood explains what this means for you and your helm.
Simrad’s TripIntel navigational interface shares voyaging data in a real-time format that’s easier to use and understand for cruising boaters.
The first recreational marine radar dome that uses CHIRP pulse-compression to deliver radar imaging effectively at both long and short ranges.
The voodoo that GPS does is pretty simple, actually. Understanding why it fails means you’ll be ready when it happens. Have a closer look at this key navigation device here.
A former educator used careful planning to find a helm setup within his budget for a Transatlantic cruise to the Baltics and beyond on his Kadey-Krogen 42.
Get comfortable with your radar, and it will help make you more comfortable at the helm in all conditions.
The PS60 allows Garmin to add performance to its triple-threat Panoptix sounder system.
The Garmin GMR 2524 xHD2 seems to have a lot to offer in its capabilities, particularly something called Pulse Expansion.
With a 4-kilowatt transceiver inside, the DRS4DL Radar from Furuno doubles the available power of the previous model in the same 19-inch radome.
Do you really need more than a tablet and some apps to navigate?
Electronic charts are great, no doubt. But the second you start thinking they’re foolproof is the second you’re in trouble. Here’s how to avoid the pitfalls.
The Vestas Wind debacle raises points about maximizing your radar picture.
Your boat may be about to benefit from a worldwide competition to provide the best satellite navigation signals. Read all about it here.
If you are using a GPS, MFD, or cell phone that is less than a year or two old, there is a pretty good chance that you may be using Glonass as well as GPS without realizing it.
With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.
The best way to keep your hull from getting dinged—or worse—is to simply avoid obstructions. But that’s not always as easy as it sounds. To find out some ways electronics are making your path a bit clearer read this.
Sidescanning sonar is a tremendous tool to understand what's under your boat. Check out these videos that will help improve your comprehension of what the images are showing.
You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.
It used to be that if it was too foggy out, you simply didn’t use your boat. No longer. Developments in electronics have made it so boaters can navigate nimbly and safely through the thickest pea soup Mother Nature can whip up.
Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays.
These are heady times for marine-navigation systems. New technologies are making it possible to share information with fellow boaters faster and more easily than ever before, making charts incredibly accurate. Read here to find out how you can get involved.
Why GPS could be more dangerous than you think.
GPS is a fantastic tool, but it’s still only a tool. The person that operates it is ultimately responsible for using it correctly and getting safely to his destination. We investigated the pitfalls of being overly reliant on GPS.
Are paper charts a thing of the past?
NOAA recently made news by saying that it would no longer be printing its own paper charts. But does that mean that the time of the paper chart is gone, and that they’ve been fully usurped by electronic charts? Read here to see what we think.