Everyone understands the importance of a VHF radio. A fixed-mount unit provides a key communications link to other boaters, the Coast Guard, and local police. If you travel offshore, a VHF may be your only means of requesting assistance. On the other hand, if disaster strikes or your boat loses power, a portable handheld VHF could make the difference between inconvenience and calamity.
Photo by FurunoWant a razor-sharp image like this 17" Furuno’s? Then you’ll need a top-quality sounder module.Everyone’s familiar with fishfinders; they’ve been around for years. But if your boat operates in deep water and you need outstanding resolution for, say, serious offshore fishing, your
Necessity is the mother of all invention. Our columnist, world-renowned yacht designer Michael Peters, found out that that saying applies to boatbuilding in more ways than one. Click here to see what we mean. ▶