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Monday, November 6, 2017

As a freelance writer, I am offered the chance to see, and sometimes use, a variety of products over the course of a year. Those who offer the accessories hope that I will like what I see or use, and will share that with my readers. I also am exposed to items at sport and boat shows at which I lead seminars, often where such products

by: Dan Armitage

tags: Accessories, Batteries & Chargers, Canoes & Kayaks, Electronics, Fishing

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Xantrex has expanded its popular Freedom series with the launch of four new models. The new series, called Freedom X, marks the ongoing evolution of the Freedom inverter first launched in 1992. “The Freedom name is synonymous with quality and reliability in the marine industry. The Freedom Marine, Freedom HF/HFS, and Freedom SW

tags: Electronics

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Mercury Marine, the world leader in marine propulsion and technology, is pleased to announce the introduction of VesselView903, the company’s largest and most advanced multifunction display. VesselView903 features a bright 16x9 aspect ratio, high definition glass touchscreen with glare reducing coating and dimmable lighting.

tags: Electronics

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Simrad® GO9 display was recognized at the West Marine Very Important Vendor (VIV) Awards presented at this year’s 2017 VIV Conference. The chartplotter was selected as the “Best New Product of the Year”, and Navico – parent company to the Simrad brand of marine electronics – was selected for

tags: Awards, Electronics

Friday, October 20, 2017

I first saw the new FUSION StereoActive at the Miami International Boat Show in February and it was a display that instantly caught my eye. As I walked through the Electronics tent, there were radars, flashing lights, nifty gadgets, and stereos all over the place, so it was hard to really stand out in that space. But the FUSION booth

by: By: Jordan Balbresky

tags: Electronics

Thursday, October 19, 2017

How much would it cost to replace a laptop, or the NMEA 0183 instrument that has worked dutifully for years and is still humming along? If a boater connects these devices together without knowing the risks involved, this could be a cost that s/he ends up facing sooner than expected or desired. Here are some useful facts about the

tags: Electronics

Thursday, October 12, 2017

So, while the news says the current state of the economy is improving, you’re still in no position to buy a new rig? Many are in the same boat. Even if you’re doing okay, you might tend to be more cautious about your lifestyle, your spending habits, and yes, even your favorite passions… boating and fishing. While

by: John Tiger

tags: Do It Yourself (DIY), Electronics

Monday, September 18, 2017

BRP, a world leader in powersports, recently announced the launch of a revolutionary joystick system that instills 360 degrees of confidence when docking your boat — the Evinrude iDock joystick piloting system. Available on boats with twin Evinrude E-TEC G2 150 to 300 HP engines, the new intuitive, integrated, and attainable

tags: Electronics, Engines

Friday, August 4, 2017

In 2008, four sailors died after signaling for distress using a very popular marine device. They had been competing in a race onboard the Aegean, as written about in Practical Sailor, and ran into unknown trouble later that evening. The device they used could not ascertain their GPS position at the time of the activation, despite

tags: Electronics, Safety

Friday, June 30, 2017

Fort Lauderdale, Fla. – GOST® (Global Ocean Security Technologies), a world leader in marine security, tracking, monitoring and video surveillance systems, announced that its Phantom Security and Monitoring (SM) system prevented the sinking of a 65-foot Fairline. “I got a warning call from my GOST Phantom earlier

tags: Electronics, Safety, Software & Apps

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