Ahead of the Curve: "Smart" Boat Tech Takes The Mound
How to make sense of ‘smart’ and connected boating products and monitors.
New Tech: First Ever VHF Radio to allow Send/Receive AIS
Navico Brands, Simrad and B&G, announced a new VHF radio earlier this week that has built in AIS for both transmission and reception.
Navico Information Display and Raymarine Ship Control
Hands on with next generation boat management interfaces
Mercury & Navico: New VesselView Link, VesselView 702/502 Displays And MFD Engine Interface (BLOG)
A clean single-brand helm electronics setup is now available under three different brands, and seems reasonably priced even for a relatively small boat.
Lowrance & Simrad StructureScan 3D, Hello Interferometry (BLOG)
When I wrote about the StructureScan 3D announcement last July, I recall feeling a bit skeptical. But I was wrong. On-water demos have taught me that SS3D is much more than a visual gimmick.
Icom M93D, Garmin Quatix 3 & GNX Wind, Imtra Largo LED, and Navico makes ForwardScan more accessible
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.
MARPA on small radars, is Navico 4G especially bad? (BLOG)
Does Navico 4G radar (branded as Simrad, Lowrance, or B&G) have a "ridiculously broken MARPA" function? I've heard similar words from three different 4G owners in the last few weeks...
Sonar Wars: Lowrance StructureScan 3D, Raymarine SonarChart Live & GoFree Hooked (BLOG)
The competition around sonar burns hot on many fronts and the more the merrier, I say.
Five Steps To Achieving Marine-Electronics Nirvana
First, decide if an electronics refit is the right path for you. If your electronics are still working and you have a comfort level with them, then standing pat could be the best play. But if you think you may be missing out or would like to explore what’s available, follow these five steps to electronic enlightenment.