Category: Boat shows / New boats / Gear & equipment / Electrics & electronics Author: H.Andreae/N.Byart/A.McMullen/C.Richardson/M.Turley Description: London Boat Show
Boat Show Report: Pick of the new motorboats, Engines, Electronics, New gear
Category: Boat shows / New boats / Electrics & electronics / Gear & equipment Author: M. Turley/H. Andreae/A. McMullen/R. Sargood Description: London Boat Show
London Boat Show report: new motorboats and equipment
Category: Electronics / Gear & equipment Author: Alex Bell Description: Fishfinders on test
Can a device aimed at finding fish do as good as job for the yachtsman as a conventional depth sounder? Raymarine A50D, Lowrance Elite-5 & 5x, Garmin 400C & 556s, Standard Horizon CPF180i, Humminbird 597ci & 596c, Advansea C.56, Digital Yacht 500 Combo
Category: Electrics & electronics / Gear & equipment Author: David Pugh Description: PBO gear test - LED navigation lights
Are LED tricolour lights as bright and easily seen at sea as traditional filament bulbs? And which is best?
Category: Electrics & electronics / Electronics / Gear & equipment / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair / Seamanship & safety Author: Simon Fisher Description: Performance: 5 tips
We are quick to believe the readouts from our instruments but how can we be sure they're telling the truth? Calibrating your system is crucial. Professional navigator and electronics expert Simon Fisher offers tips for getting meaningful data.
Category: Electrics & electronics / Gear & equipment / Gear tests Author: Alex Bell Description: PBO Tested: 6 budget chart plotters on test
How good are budget-priced chart plotters for less than £500?: Lowrance GlobalMap 3600Ci, Eagle Intellimap 500C, Cobra Marine MC 600Ci EU, Garmin GPSMap 276C, Navman Tracker 5505, Standard Horizon CP180i.
Category: Electrics & electronics / Gear & equipment / Product tests Author: David Pugh Description: Gear test - VHF remote stations
Navicom RT-650 and wireless handset, Simrad RS82 and RemoteCommander, Raymarine Ray218E and Raymic, Raymarine Ray240E dual station, Icom IC-M505 and CommandMic, Standard Horizon GX1500E, Standard Horizon GX3000E, also feat the Standard Horizon VH-310 seco
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Category: Electronics / Gear & equipment / Gear tests Author: Mike Owen Description: Gear focus: Autopilots
How they work & the result of our ARC Gear Survey. B&G H2000/H3000, Raymarine ST4000 / ST6000 / 8000 Series, ST70, Furuno Nav Pilot 511/ 700/ 7200, Simrad TP22, AP 16/25/26, 20/21/22, 24/28 and NKE Gyro Pilot.
Category: Construction & design / Electrics & electronics / Superyachts Author: David Glenn Description: Yachts
This canting-keeled, high-performance cruiser looked somewhat out of place at the Superyacht Cup Palma, but could 'Singularity' be the way ahead for those looking for hot competition in super-sized cruisers? asks David Glenn
Category: Electrics & electronics / Electronics / Gear & equipment / Practical / Practical, maintenance & repair Author: Paul Newell Description: Practical projects: Tiller pilot repairs
After his boat executes an unexpected hard-over turn, Paul Newell diagnoses and repairs a problem with his tiller pilot. (Boat: 1981 Virgo Voyager Mary Lou, Tiller Pilot: Raymarine ST1000.)
Category: Electrics & electronics Author: Alastair Garrod Description: Electrics Made Simple - Part 6 - In the last of this series, Alastair looks at AC distribution.
Now we turn to the various onboard systems and the devices that help make them safe. Portable power. Fixed systems. And a full blown AC installation which includes sources of AC other than shore power.
Category: Electronics / Gear & equipment / Gear tests Author: Michael Topham Description: Group test: Action cameras
There was a time when cameras didn't get on with boats and salt water. No longer. Michael Topham tests six models able to capture stills and video: Sony AS30V, Rollei S-50, GoPro Hero3+Silver Edition, Liquid Image Ego, Garmin VIRB Elite, iON The Game.
Category: Technical / Electrics & electronics Author: Colin Jones/Don Alexander Description:
What is AIS and how does it work?; Is it useful for leisure boating?; Is it worth the investment? (keywords: Automatic Identification System)