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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...

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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Joystick System Add-On for Twin Diesels

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

Give yourself a break without getting a new boat. The Xenta system can add joystick power to many twin diesel boats, providing close-quarters maneuvering on par with pod-powered boats. Learn more about Xenta, including an idea of what it costs, here.

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C-Map 4D

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

Time is on your side with C-MAP’s 4D charts, which include high-resolution bathymetry and additional wreck and marina data to help you plan voyages and fishing trips. Updated cartography prevents headaches and saves you fuel, and, yes, time.

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Fishing for Redfish in the Texas Coastal Bend

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

Bring your yacht to the Texas Coastal Bend and find great sport targeting redfish in the bays and passes.

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GOST Xtreme Mini Dome Stainless Steel Camera

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

The Xtreme Mini Dome from Global Ocean Security Technologies is a tiny, domed camera in a polished stainless steel housing for use with an onboard security and surveillance system, such as GOST Watch.

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