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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Back in the 1930s, when the traditional twist-type shore power connection was invented, boats were still made of wood and sails of canvas. These out-of-date, hazardous electrical devices are relatively unchanged and a common source of vessel fires. SmartPlug Systems provides a safer, innovative solution for modern boat owners. The

tags: Electronics

Monday, January 9, 2017

To attain high-end outdoor audio, boat, motorcycle, UTV and golf cart owners don't have to sacrifice dash space, nor spend too much. Ideal for both upgrade and OEM, Prospec Electronics' Milennia PRV19 round receiver fits into a standard tachometer cutout. It provides the clear, quality sound of a premium automotive listening

tags: Accessories, Electronics

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Navico – a leading provider of marine electronics and parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and GoFree® brands – announced today that Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division and Altor Fund IV have partnered and signed an agreement to acquire Navico from the Altor 2003 Fund. Navico is an

tags: Electronics

Thursday, May 5, 2016

It’s an important piece of equipment, able to get boaters safely home, to their favored fishing hole or weekend raft up spot. But if you’ve ever wondered about all of the features and functions on your boat’s GPS or chartplotter, this is your chance to learn by taking the newest online course from the BoatUS

tags: Electronics

Thursday, April 28, 2016

A maritime VHF-FM radio is one of the most critical pieces of safety equipment a boater can own. It’s also probably the least expensive equipment you’ll ever purchase, with a waterproof, handheld unit retailing for less than the cost of a new smartphone. So, why do so many boat owners sail without one? Many figure they can

tags: Electronics, Safety

Monday, April 18, 2016

Leading marine power generation manufacturer Northern Lights has introduced the Tough Series Control Panel (TSC) to provide truly intuitive control to Northern Lights generator set functions. Featuring a back-lit LCD display screen and large, easy-to-read push buttons, TSC is versatile enough to permit remote monitoring and control

tags: Electronics

Thursday, April 2, 2015

There was a time not too long ago, when fishing meant you got on your boat with a rod, reel and a jar of worms, and used skill and local knowledge to try to trick the fish onto your stringer. The old joke went, “if it were easy they’d call it ‘catching’ not ‘fishing’”. One major advancement

by: Rushton Gregory

tags: Electronics, Fishing

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Electronics are a perfect opportunity to combine acoustics and style in a vessel. Prospec Electronics' new lineup of Infinity speakers provides owners with an attractive appearance and high-quality sound. The INF622MB, INF652 and INF6952 combine the best of both worlds. The INF622MB is a 6-1/2" coaxial marine speaker. With 225 watts

tags: Electronics

Friday, September 19, 2014

Confidently maneuvering a boat in challenging docking situations is simple with the Twin Disc Express Joystick System® (EJS™). Bringing intuitive, fingertip boat control to a new level, the EJS smoothly and simultaneously actuates and controls engines, transmissions and thrusters so users can effortlessly move the boat in

tags: Electronics

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

We all know technology has changed the way we boat. GPS Chartplotters let us know where we are on the water, fishfinders let us see fish and the contour of the lake or river bed, and radar lets us see what is happening around the boat. Today, technology has also made it easier to maintain and manage a boat. You know how important it

tags: Electronics

Rec'd Oct 2017