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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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How to Keep Your Chart Data Up To Date

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2011

Top of the ChartsThere are numerous ways to keep your chart data up to date.Finding your way through shifting banks or a channel such as this one demands the very latest...

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Navico’s whispering sonar

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2010

Why shout when you can whisper?How Navico’s new breed of whispering sonar promises clearer pictures at greater depths.Three years ago, Navico introduced something that it...

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What’s a Navico?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted July 2010

What’s a Navico?Deconstructing and defining an emerging marine electronics giant.When I was first introduced to Simrad’s new NSE displays last fall, I just had to ask a company...

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A Sense of Direction

By Tim Bartlett | Posted June 2010

The strange and tortuous search for a way to improve GPS reliability.Last December CrossRate Technology introduced its first (and so far only) product: a combined GPS and Loran...

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Garmin 6000 and 7000 MFDs

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2010

There are new models at the top of the Garmin series, as well, in the form of two new ranges of large-format multifunction displays known as the GPSMAP 6000 and GPSMAP 7000 series...

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Garmin 700 series

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2010

A recent addition to Garmin’s range is a series of touchscreen plotters whose size and price slot them neatly into the significant gap between five-inch GPSMap 600 series, whose...

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Sea-Me Dual Band

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2010

Sea-Me, the popular RTE (Radar Target Enhancer) or “active radar reflector” has been dramatically improved. The new Sea-Me Dual Band does exactly what its name...

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