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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...

KVH Tracphone V3-IP

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

The Whole World (Wide Web) in a Tiny Package The KVH TracPhone V3-IP gives fast data download speeds and talk time at reasonable airtime rates. But it uses a dome that’s just a shade over 15 inches in diameter. Learn more about this robust satcom system here.

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Fishing Sailfish Alley

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

Learning from Capt. Jon Duffie, an expert angler and captain, Senior Editor Jason Wood tries his hand at fishing for sailfish in Florida’s famed Sailfish Alley off Palm Beach, Florida. Check out how he did, what he caught, and what he learned, here.

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Optimizing Your Electronics to Find Fish

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

Do your electronics help you catch more fish? Or are you spending more time turning the knobs on your helm than the crank on your reel? Learn how to use your electronics to optimize your time on the water this season—read all about it here.

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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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