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FLIR First Mate HM 224 PRO

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012

The "HM" stands for "Handheld Marine", you can take it on your tender for those moonless treks back to the boat.

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Kannad Marine SafeLink R10 SRS

By Eric Colby | Posted July 2012

Designed to be attached to a PFD and activated by its wearer...

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SI-TEX SAS-300 AIS Transceiver

By Peter Swanson | Posted July 2012

The new SI-TEX Marine Electronics SAS-300 recreational AIS transceiver can track nearby shipping on a 6.5-inch screen to ensure a high degree of situational awareness for anyone...

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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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Vesper WatchMate Vision

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

WatchMate Vision is the first dedicated Class B AIS transponder with touchscreen control.

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Cell Phones vs. VHF Calling

By Peter Swanson | Posted June 2012

A DSC-equipped VHF can share your identity and lat/lon with rescuers at the touch of a button should an emergency occur. Here’s why nobody uses the system.

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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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OceanView SteadyView

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2012

OceanView has added an option called SteadyView, a form of stabilization that is designed to remove the effects of unwanted camera movement, to its Apollo range of dual-...

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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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Using technology to protect your boat.

By Tim Bartlett | Posted February 2012

Amongst the acronym-heavy selection of electronics there are a few systems that really could be lifesavers...

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ACR Electronics

By Alyssa Haak | Posted January 2012

ResQLink: A Personal Locator Beacon is a worst-case-scenario device. Having one makes good sense...

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Handheld Thermal Imagers

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

When it bought Raymarine, thermal-imaging specialist FLIR had just introduced a range of handheld thermal imagers...

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Have Electronic Devices Evolved Too Far?

By Tim Bartlett | Posted December 2011

As our relationship with electronics continues to change, we need to know what we want now more than ever...

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Digital Deep Sea CLA1000

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Digital Deep Sea CLA1000: Communicate information with commercial and recreational mariners...

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Understanding what DSC can do

By Tim Bartlett | Posted November 2011

Very few boaters have taken the two simple steps tto make the most of this life-saving technology...

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NMEA installer standards

By Tim Bartlett | Posted October 2011

The National Marine Electronics Association sets the standards for certifying electronics installers.

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Garmin GDL 40

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2011

For boaters who don’t go far from the coast, a Pay-As-You-Go Weather Receiver: Get a day’s worth of weather data on your plotter for $5...

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Getting The Weather

By Tim Bartlett | Posted September 2011

Passagemakers can find different sources for WX information as their voyage progresses and adjust their plans based on current data.

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Personal locator beacons

By Tim Bartlett | Posted May 2011

Cutting the FatPhoto Courtesy of KannadPersonal locator beacons get slim and trimThere seems to be something of an arms race going on between rival manufacturers to produce the...

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Furuno 21x7BB

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2011

The View from the BridgeNew Class B AIS Targets DisplayAIS clutter may (one day) be more of a problem on small screens than on big ones but that doesn’t mean that the big-ship...

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AIS Watchmate

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2011

Clearing the AIS Log JamOnce skeptics thought AIS wasn’t worth the bother. Now they worry the technology is working too well.For about the same price as a pair of midrange...

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Review of night imaging products

By Tim Bartlett | Posted January 2011

Night MovesThere's more than one way to see in the dark.RAYMARINE CAM100 is a low-light video camera with built-in infrared lighting. $700You wouldn’t think much of a piece of...

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Smoke Alarms for Your Boat

By Catherine Pearson | Posted May 2010

A 75-footer heading from Naples, Florida, to the Bahamas stopped for what promised to be a relaxing night in Miami. The seven guests onboard—five college-age passengers, the...

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A Sirius/XM Development

By Capt. Bill Pike | Posted May 2010

A Sirius/XM DevelopmentFinally—dependable, detailed, real-time weather info onboard.Sirius/XM services offer weather station and buoy reports (left), animated frontal boundaries (...

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Stay Safe WITH AIS

By Tim Bartlett | Posted April 2010

Why a collision-avoidance system is must-have technology.Vesper Marine’s AIS Watchmate RX displays data from its built-in receiver on a simple, radar-like display or as a...

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