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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...

Raymarine gS Series Glass-Bridge Helm System

By | Posted May 2013 | Add a Comment

Raymarine’s Lighthouse user interface is spreading to every level of its product line and the new gS Series is no exception. Check out how this glass-bridge helm system shares data with users here.

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Simrad HH 36 VHF

By | Posted May 2013 | Add a Comment

If that handy handheld VHF doesn’t hold a charge like it should anymore, or doesn’t seem to perform like it once did, it may be time for an upgrade. And VHF has come a long way. One example: The Simrad HH36, which brings huge function and really smart design. Check it out here.

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KVH Tracphone V3-IP

By | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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 | 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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