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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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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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C-Map Plan2Nav Mobile App

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

The Plan2Nav app from C-Map provides chartplotting capability to GPS-enabled handheld mobile devices such as the iPhone, iPad, and iPod, as well as those with the Android...

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FLIR First Mate II MS-224b

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013

FLIR’s new handheld thermal-imaging scope uses Instalert to help you to find your target.

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Lowrance Elite-7 Chartplotter/Fishfinder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted January 2013

Charts and fishfinding functions share the screen seamlessly in the Lowrance Elite 7 HDI.

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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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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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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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Lowrance HDS-9 Gen2 Touch

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2012

You may not have looked at Lowrance lately. That’s because you’ve never seen anything like this before: The HDS-9 Gen2 Touch. It’s got a lot of functions you may...

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C-Map 4D

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted August 2012

Customize chart data for your kind of cruising with C-MAP’s 4D charts.

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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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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).

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Furuno NavNet TZtouch

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

The NavNet TZtouch multifunction diplay is the first ever to boast dual-touch screens with functionality like an iPad.

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Threats to GPS from Land-Based Signal Boosters

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

Defending the bandwidth for GPS.

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Simrad Argus Radar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted March 2012

Simrad adds the radar technology it developed for recreational boats to a system for ships and megayachts.

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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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Si-Tex Vector 3D

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Si-Tex has introduced a new, ultra-compact GPS compass that it says is the smallest on the market...

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Simrad Broadband 3G

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2011

Simrad engineers have increased the peak transmitter power of the Broadband 3G from 100 milliwatts to 165 milliwatts...

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Gyrocompasses

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2011

If a gyro starts spinning with its axle pointing toward a star that is rising over the eastern horizon, it will try to tilt upwards as the star rises.

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GPS Compasses

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2011

When Columbus set off across the Atlantic, he took along a magnetic compass, but he didn’t entirely trust it. His attitude was understandable: Most seafarers of his time...

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Navionics App for iPad & iPhone

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2011

Navionics App for iPad...

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The Reason for Different GPS Positiions for the Same Location

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted June 2011

You Gotta Be Kiddin’Can your chart (or Google Earth) give you one position and your GPS another?Some while ago I received a letter from William P. Carter, an observant...

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GPS Interference

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2011

Photos Courtesy of BoeingTechnicians at Boeing put the finishing touches on the LightSquared satellite, ready for its launch in November last year.Intentional InterferenceAs GPS...

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Standard Horizon CPN MFDs

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2011

Standard Horizon CPN MFDsCPN1010i AND 700i PLOTTERSBlurring the tenuous line between navigation instruments and computers even further, Standard Horizon’s CPN1010i and 700i...

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