Electronics

Updating Electronic Charts and Chartplotters
Do you really need to update your electronic charts, and the chartography in your chartplotter’s brain? A three year old unit, for example, may seem plenty “new.” Unfortunately, the Coast Guard has this pesky habit of moving nav aids. Worse ...
USCG AIS mandates, get’er done, please!
I've been wondering what happened to the Coast Guard's plan to require AIS on lots more commercial vessels plying U.S. waters, first discussed here in ...
Why You Need a New VHF Radio
Today I received a press release from Cobra Marine Electronics with a useful list of reasons for why you need a VHF radio. Written by Bill Boudreau, Cobra's director of product and new business development, you might say there is ...
All-in-One: VHF, GPS, Cell, and More
A recent story for Boating Magazine opened my eyes to a new category of gadget on the market that should prove of particular interest to offshore, or long-distance PWC touring enthusiasts, as well as just boaters in general. These gadgets ...
Garmin BlueChart g2 & g2 Vision 2010, lots new?
Today Garmin announced that updated 2010 g2 and g2 Vision BlueCharts are now available, apparently with some interesting changes.  If you recall, the company ...
My Bad: EnGenius EOC-2610 vs Wave WiFi Comet
"It's the firmware (and customer support), stupid!"  That's the lesson I learned when I bought an $75 EnGenius EOC-2610...
Monitoring & Control Apps:  InteliSea & Maretron
Ah, so there you are stretched out in a teak chaise on the skydeck of your mega, but are you bored and/or uncomfortably out of touch?  ...
Jotron AIS SART, & the L-3 Protec
I once heard a gentleman who probably knew what he was talking about complain fairly bitterly about the electronic radar reflectors called SARTs.  He said ...
NMEA 0183 over Ethernet, on Mar Azul
Bob Ebaugh got some GX2100 installation help over on the Panbo forum, and that gave me a chance to bug him for some more information ...
List of Simrad Electronics Eligible for Rebates
Simrad Yachting said customers purchasing certain new marine electronics products from authorized dealers are entitled to rebates up to $200. While the program runs til the end of June, customers who purchased eligible products beginning February 8, 2010 are also ...

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