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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...

Sea Tel 3011

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted December 2012 | Add a Comment

Big Satellite-TV Performance from Sea Tel The Sea Tel 3011 employs some of the same technology as the company’s larger dome systems, all in a 30-inch dish. Learn more about this three-axis, marine-stabilized antenna system here.

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MarineMax 464

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

Take a few bareboat charters and you get a feel for what works and what doesn’t. Well, MarineMax Vacations must be debriefing every charter guest, because the 464 power cat in its fleet shows a full understanding of the needs of bareboaters. Get the lowdown here.

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Onboard Computers

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

For boaters who know what they want, computers can bring a variety of options to the helm. An overview of onboard PCs

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Big Bay DIBM Displays

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

Big Bay Technologies is rolling out its line DIBM marine displays and they’ve got a lot to offer, including a range of sizes up to 19 inches, the ability to accommodate variable DC voltage, multitouch functionality, and more. See the big news here.

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Charles Industries Intelligent Marine Chargers

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

Get smart about charging batteries onboard—Intelligent Marine Chargers from Charles Industries bring the juice when it’s needed. Learn about the features and and attributes of the chargers here.

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Vesper XB-8000 AIS Transponder

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

If you need AIS functionality without another screen on your helm, Vesper Marine has a solution. A black-box transponder also has a built-in 50-channel GPS, plus a design that makes it easy to rig without crimping the cables you’re plugging in.

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Outside-the-Box Outboards

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

Just when you think the latest gas-powered outboards have wrung every drop of power from a gallon of fuel, along comes a new way to tackle the problem. See two new developments here.

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Launching and Retrieving Your Tender

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

Would you anchor out more if your tender was easier to launch? Here are two solutions that may make it easier to use your smallboat, and enjoy poking around those remote stops on your next cruise.

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The Latest in Outboards

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

The major manufacturers are not resting. Tender power options abound with lighter, more powerful, and, yes, better-looking outboards. Check out the latest developments from the major manufacturers—you may decide it’s time to retire your old outboard and get something new.

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Four Tenders to Watch

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted November 2012 | Add a Comment

Some tender manufacturers are using innovative design and smart use of materials, to combine light weight with onboard space, and high style. Here are five tenders to watch—and pay attention they’re on the move.

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