This new device from Weems & Plath connects a waterproof beacon to your smart phone or tablet to keep an eye on all those aboard.
Raymarine and DJI integration can help you scout a mooring field, spot fish, or take epic pictures of your boat.
Unregulated AIS fishing beacons are most likely illegal and pose a hazard to navigation
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The multiple layers of Garmin wireless communications going on above may seem crazy, but they all work well and have endless practical and/or fun applications around a boat.
If you have a Raymarine a, c, e, eS or gS Series MFD, you recently got an astonishing array of free new features thanks to the just announced and available LightHouse Release 17 software update.
I was already inclined to try Firefly Oasis AGMs, and the switch from two conventional 8D AGMs to a four Firefly bank naturally led me to rethink Gizmo's battery storage, cabling, charging, and monitoring systems.
The Rokk Mini system is exceptionally well made and can solidly mount phones, tablets, smallish marine displays and more.
In today's world of always-connected systems, I am surprised that there are not more vendors in the space of vessel monitoring. My adventures with remote monitoring systems started in the late 80's.
Panbo's contributing editor, Adam Hyde, brings you a slew of updates from the ever-expanding world of marine electronics.
The time has come. I'd already sensed that Gizmo's AGM batteries were on borrowed time; But the real issue is what to do next.
Here's some big news in the small world of marine electronics: Boeing company Jeppesen just sold its marine cartography division to a formerly unknown entity named Digital Marine Solutions.
Shipping the first week of April for US$400 is a new heads-up display called the Garmin Nautix. A 1.1 oz "hands-free in-view display," Nautix attaches to your sunglasses and shows NMEA 2000 data.
Being able to use your helm's bright waterproof color screen to run your stereo system has to be one of the most appreciated benefits of multifunction display evolution.
While we've barely begun 2016, the state of recreational marine radar is entirely different than it was in 2015. Thanks to a wide variety of fixed and moving targets, the Miami area is a pretty good place to test radars.
Furuno and Garmin are both announcing new solid state radars here at the Miami Boat Show and boy are they great products.... I mean, can I get a HOLY MACKEREL!?!
I still think that many boaters don't realize the added safety, tracking, and navigation capabilities possible when GPS is integrated with portable VHF, though the Standard Horizon HX870 has been earning great reviews for a while.