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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...

Upgrading Electronics to Suit Your Needs

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

You can go big, but don’t forget to keep it simple.

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Austin Parker 64 Fly S

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2015

Our Boat Test of the Austin Parker 64 Fly S.  The Austin Parker 64 Fly S may have roots extending back to the working lobster boats of Maine, but it’s hard to be sure considering she’s got so much European style. However, she definitely retains the seakeeping characteristics of those trustworthy vessels.

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How to Enhance the Comfort on Your Boat

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

Ask anyone who spends any amount of time on a boat, onboard comfort goes a long way. Find out how to make your boat even more appealing to passengers here.

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Where the Fish Are

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

Make the most of your summer on the boat—catch the fish of a lifetime.

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Make the Most of Your VHF Remote Microphone

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

Remote-mic VHF setups do more than ever. What will they do for you?

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VHF Safety in Reserve

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

In reporting a story on VHF capabilities and second-station and wireless-remote mics, the sources to whom I spoke mentioned the importance of carrying a handheld VHF for that battery-powered redundancy.

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Smart Steps to a New Helm

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

Good Electronics installers have seen it all. Let Them Help You See The Light.

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Improvements in Side-Scanning Sonar

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

Never before has the underwater picture around your boat been so useful, and it’s only getting better.

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Tiara 44 Coupe

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted May 2015

Our Boat Test of the Tiara 44 Coupe.  The Tiara 44 Coupe is a forward-thinking cruiser that shows how this good ol’ American boatbuilder remains at the forefront of nautical innovation. The secret: Building boats people want.

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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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