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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...

Maretron TSM1330

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

Your boat is a star—especially to your eye. Why not give it a shot at the big screen? Connect the boat’s NMEA 2000 backbone to Maretron’s TSM1330 display and you can get all your data on one 13.3-inch touchscreen display. See what it takes here.

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Lowrance HDS-9 Gen2 Touch

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

You may not have looked at Lowrance lately. That’s because you’ve never seen anything like this before: The HDS-9 Gen2 Touch. It’s got a lot of functions you may decide you can’t live without. And you don’t have to, anymore. Check it out here.

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Regulator 34 Center Console

By Jason Y. Wood | Posted September 2012

Center Of Attention Anglers are chomping at the bit to get the new Regulator 34 on the tournament circuit, and frankly we can’t blame them. Power & Motoryacht's boat test of the Regulator 34 Center Console.

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Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB

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

It never hurts to pay attention to safety gear and keep your boat’s kit up to date. That said, the Simrad EG70 GPS-EPIRB has some clever design features and components that make a lot of sense.

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Dreams and Deferrals

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

When it comes time to select a refit project for your boat, you can go in any number of directions. Make your short list: The projects that fit your boating style and budget will rise to the top. In the interest of simplifying the process, we offer some alternatives if it just isn’t the right time...

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Garmin 19x GPS Antenna

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

Garmin’s new 19x has a 10-hertz update rate, and works with the Russian GLONASS, the Japanese Quasi-Zenith, and Europe’s Galileo sysemt for more accurate positioning.

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Raymarine e165

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

New Electronics Update Raymarine introduced the e165, a multifunction display (MFD) with a 15.4-inch LCD screen boasting a 16:9 aspect ratio. The MFD networks with up to six displays and uses a dual-core main processor and a dedicated graphics processor to multi-task with charting, sounder, radar, thermal-imaging functions, and more. 

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What You Need to Know About Tenders

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

Smart boaters know the right tender can make cruising much more enjoyable. Here's everything you need to know about tenders.

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Lowrance Link-5 VHF

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

The Lowrance Link-5 is a 25-watt DSC-enabled VHF radio. Built on a robust chassis, the Link-5 is housed in a rubber-molded case rated to IPX7—that means it can be immersed in water for up to 30 minutes to a depth of 39 inches.

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Eartec COMSTAR Communication System

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

Effective communication reduces stress and improves the experience for everyone aboard, especially when conditions are less than ideal. The Eartec COMSTAR System connects up to eight remote units for simplified sharing of urgent information. Is it worth it? We share the information with you here.

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