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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...

Sportfishing Tip

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted April 2013 | Add a Comment

If you’re not fishing a tournament with bait and hook-type restrictions, then why not try to mix it up with a blue marlin?

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Simrad GS25

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

More satellites, more precise positioning. Simrad’s new GS25 is a GPS antenna and a GLONASS antenna, all in one tidy package.

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FLIR MD-324 Thermal-Imaging Camera

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

FLIR launched the MD-324 as one of the company’s MD-Series of fixed-mount thermal-imaging cameras. The cameras are simple to mount and easy to integrate into existing electronics, and come at an affordable price point.

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Garmin GPSMAP 8000 Series

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Garmin’s GPSMAP 8000 Series Combines Power and Simplicity The GPSMAP 8000 is being hailed as Garmin’s new flagship. This is a system that would seem right at home on a large yacht, but we saw it installed on a 32-foot Scout center console. Learn more about the system here.

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Raymarine Dragonfly

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Raymarine has just rolled out its Dragonfly combo unit and we’ve got to say, this is big functionality in a small package. Two kinds of CHIRP sounding and a chartplotter for under $700—in a bracket-mount standalone unit. Raymarine Dragonfly may be the buzz on the fishing docks this spring.

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First Impression: Bertram 54

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted March 2013 | Add a Comment

Power & Motoryacht's first impression of the Bertram 54

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Power Management: Lessons from Boeing

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

Anyone who owns a boat may have been thinking about batteries and charging systems quite a bit since Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner nightmare. The fact that diagnosis of the problem took as long as it did is a frightening prospect, but one cannot deny the benefits of new battery technologies—provided they’re managed properly...

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Sprague Theobald Interview

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

Power & Motoryacht interveiws independent filmmaker Sprague Theobald as he was setting the release schedule for the film The Other Side of the Ice.

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Digital Yacht Aqua 50 Marine PC

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

Linux Comes aboard with Digital Yacht Worried about putting a personal computer on your boat? Use one that’s made to be there: Digital Yacht’s Aqua 50 marine PC works with a range of DC input levels and has a 64-gigabyte hard drive designed to work without a cooling fan. Learn more here.

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C-Map Plan2Nav Mobile App

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted February 2013 | Add a Comment

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 operating system.

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