Electronics

Wilson cell booster testing, on Sun Dancer
Panbo reader Pat Harmon is cruising Alaska aboard M/V Sun Dancer and he kindly agreed to write about some gear, seen above, that's helping him stay in touch: I recently installed a cell phone booster on my 43' North Pacific trawler, ...
Sirius Satellite Weather on the Chartplotter
After testing Sirius satellite weather on the chartplotter, I signed up for the service myself. Since I take my kids out on offshore adventures that may range 60 to 70 miles from the boat ramp, I wanted to be darn ...
Gizmo bridge 2010, a shout out to Garmin ID
While Panbo's logo is still a work in progress, check out the sharp name plate Gizmo is sporting, thanks to Garmin's industrial design department.  Gander too at how much electronic goodness I managed to squeeze onto the boat's latest flying ...
Gulf Oil Spill Map from NOAA Charts Fishing Closures
There’s a new interactive NOAA map online that charts the Gulf oil spill, fishing closures, spill trajectories, environmental impact, and more; it even has aerial and satellite images. Say what you will about the feds, NOAA has done one heck of ...
Genasun & Victron, power to spare?
That's a pair of Genasun LFP Lithium batteries that weigh a small fraction of what similar sized regular marine batteries would and offer a lot more usable power than even their 760 amp hour rating would indicate, because they can ...
DY AIS200N2K, even better than it looks!
The picture tells a lot: Digital Yacht's new AIS200N2K is the first AIS receiver I know of with NMEA 0183, NMEA 2000, and USB outputs. But get this: it can also multiplex 0183 input and gateway it to ...
Adding a High Accuracy Fuel Flow Meter on your Boat
Adding a high accuracy fuel flow meter onto your boat is a much easier installation then most people would assume, and it gives you some important advantages. Let’s face facts: just about anyone who’s run a boat for years on ...
Fugawi X-Traverse Now Compatible with iPad
Yeah, now you can use your Fugawi X-Traverse account to bring it all onboard your cool new iPad. Okay! Okay! I'll buy an iPad already. . .
Good gear: Gemini Marine, the strapless bimini & more
Did "strapless bimini" get your attention?  Well, it does involve some sexy hardware, and the finished strapless product, as seen on this local sloop, has a certain elegant attraction.  The trick is that those 1" strut tubes seen under the ...
The FLIR Raymarine Acquisition and New Marine Electronics for 2010 and 2011
The FLIR acquisition of Raymarine has left a lot of questions in people’s minds, and everyone’s wondering what new marine electronics for 2010, 2011, and beyond will develop from this marraige. Yesterday I met with company reps, who gave me ...

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