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by Jason Y. Wood

Power & Motoryacht Senior Editor:
Jason Y. Wood grew up sailing and fishing the lakes and waterways of New England. Family vacations to Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard instilled in him a love of the sea that continued through his studies at Bowdoin College in coastal Maine. His pursuit of fair winds and fish turned from passion to profession when he landed a job in 1997 as assistant editor at Offshore magazine, near Boston. Read more here...

Solid-State Radar Technology

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015 | Add a Comment

With the introduction of Simrad's open-array Halo radar, boaters get solid-state technology combined with a smart user interface.

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Absolute 60 Fly

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2015

Our Boat Test of the Absolute 60 Fly.  With sporty top-end speeds and a surprising amount of interior space, the Absolute 60 Fly is a versatile and stylish cruiser. Read more about her here.

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Monte Carlo MC4

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2015

Our Boat Test of the Monte Carlo MC4.  With a shippy profile, some eye-catching onboard details, and a sprawling flying bridge, the MC4 from Monte Carlo is a real showstopper. Make up your own mind after reading our test here.

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Side-Scanning Sonar in Action

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2015 | Add a Comment

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.

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How AIS Works

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2015 | Add a Comment

You know that AIS helps you avoid collisions, but you may be surprised at exactly how it works. Read this to find out more.

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How to Install Electronics on Your Boat

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2014 | Add a Comment

Sometimes the best way to do something is to get a professional to do it for you. That certainly applies to marine electronics. Read why that is here.

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Intellian GX60 Satellite-Broadband System

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2014 | Add a Comment

The Intellian GX60 is a satellite-broadband system that uses Inmarsat’s Ka-band Global Xpress service. Global Xpress is a new high-speed broadband service that will provide global coverage designed to offer consistent download speeds of 50 Mbps and 5 Mbps uplink speeds.

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Simrad Low Emission HD Digital Radar

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted October 2014 | Add a Comment

Simrad is introducing a new radar system compatible with all Simrad multifunction displays.

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How to Have the Most Accurate Nautical Charts

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

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.

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Hinckley Talaria 44 Refit

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted July 2014 | Add a Comment

Hinckley CEO Jim McManus was looking for a gently used, cruisable boat with a nice turn of speed. Lucky for him, he knew just where to start, and how to proceed. Here is the whole story.

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