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Here’s Why You Need an iPad on the Boat
by Christine Kling   (Editor’s Note — Chris Kling is a sailor with with more than 30 years of experience on the oceans of the world. She’s also an English professor at Broward College, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and the ...
MFD comparisons #2, mostly currents
I sort of knew that "shootout" was a poor word choice -- implying the certainty of corpses and so forth -- and I'm officially dropping it from the Panbo title vocabulary; it's too hard to be that certain!  A glaring ...
Convert LORAN TDs to GPS Coordinates, with the Furuno GP33
Do you need to convert LORAN TDs to GPS coordinates? Since LORAN is now dead for real, many anglers will need to make the conversion or lose their old fishing spots. You have the feds to thank for this; after ...
MFD shootout #1, tide predictions
I may regret that title eventually, though I've just been cruising with four premium MFDs for two weeks, often using them seriously for four or five hours a day.  But that doesn't mean I've learned every nuance of these complex ...
MFD shootout #1, tide predictions
I may regret that title eventually, though I've just been cruising with four premium MFDs for two weeks, often using them seriously for four or five hours a day.  But that doesn't mean I've learned every nuance of these complex ...
Furuno’s New WS200 Brings NMEA 2000 Ultrasonic Weather to Your Helm
Actually, it brings ultrasonic weather data to your helm. Are we straight with that now?  Okay. The basic ultrasonic instrument has been around for several years — the most recent version, still available, is the PB150, a NMEA 0183-compatible unit –  but ...
Final Judgment, the Best Boat Stereo, iPods, and the Fusion MS IP 500
After years of testing boat stereos, Fusion has finally convinced me that an iPod is the way to go, with their MS IP 500. Here’s the scoop: this Sunday we made a 60 mile run to deep drop for tilefish ...
Antenna watch, Furuno gets the big guys
I'm always checking out antenna farms and when I just reviewed shots from the last couple of weeks, it was hard not to notice how Furuno dominated on the big boat end.  Like the 108' Keewaydin above, sitting in Seal ...
Never buy another guide book? No way!
Jeffrey Siegel caused a minor ruckus when he titled an iphonesailing.net thread about ActiveCaptain "There's no reason to buy another guide book..."  I'm a huge fan of AC, and I've watched Jeff's bold predictions come true one after another, ...
SiMON2, for iPad & "smaller" yachts
The press release calls SiMON2 "the first alarm monitoring system for the new Apple iPad," which seems odd given what we've already seen from InteliSea.  I think what Palladium Technologies was trying to say is that SiMON2 is the first ...

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