Monthly Archive: January 2020

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Raymarine and CZone Collaborate to Offer Integrated Digital Switching Solutions

FLIR Systems, Inc. announced today its Raymarine Axiom multifunction display (MFD) line is compatible with CZone digital control and monitoring systems. The collaboration enables boat builders and system integrators to deliver custom CZone digital switching solutions with rich graphical interfaces controlled through Raymarine’s line Axiom MFDs…

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How to set up digital switching on a Garmin MFD

Garmin’s latest release of MFD software has added support for digital switching. With this update they’ve leapfrogged from the rear of the pack to class leading digital switching support. I was surprised to find the ease of configuring control on Garmin’s MFDs, so I’ve prepared a video that shows how to configure digital switching control.

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Actisense bring industry-first intelligent in-line NMEA terminator to market

Marine electronics specialist, Actisense, have unveiled a world and industry first: TER-U – a smart universal micro-terminator for the NMEA 2000 bus. What makes the TER-U unique is that it acts as an intelligent diagnostic terminator which provides instant feedback as to the state of the NMEA 2000 bus onboard. It is also a universal terminator…

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Sea Ray SLX-R 400e in Vegas & is the “helm of the future” Navico ID?

I think it’s neat that Brunswick showed off its latest marine technology at the huge Consumers Electronics Show (CES), though it’s a bit disconcerting to see the lowercase-“e”-for-electric model designation on a sport boat with three 450hp internal combustion engines hanging on its stern. But then again, the electric component of the Sea Ray SLX-R 400e really is a valuable concept that deserves more attention from all sorts of boaters…

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Panbo’s test fleet grows again with another fast outboard powered boat

I’m pleased to announce that, like Ben Ellison, I’ve added a smaller, faster, simpler boat to my test fleet. Last week I took delivery of a new-to-me 2016 22-foot Cobia 220CC center console powered by a Yamaha 150 engine. When Ben Ellison posted about his new boat last fall he teased that I was also in the market for a similar boat and though it took a while to get find the right one, I’ve done it and I’m thrilled.

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Announcing the New Simrad NSO evo3S

Egersund, Norway – Simrad Yachting – a leader in the design and manufacture of world-class marine navigation, autopilot, radar, communications and fishfinding systems – announced today the launch of the new Simrad NSO evo3S Glass Bridge display, providing an unprecedented user experience for large sportfishing and power boats…

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Torqeedo will announce new cooperations, continued focus on system integration and developments for the new mobility ecosystem

Torqeedo will announce the cooperative development of new products and new partnerships at the company’s boot Düsseldorf press conference on Saturday, January 18, stand 9C22. The company will also celebrate its 15th year of technology innovations and delivering its 100,000th electric drive…

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eToys: hydrofoil ebike versus efoil boards

Yes, there’s now a pedal-assisted hydrofoiling water bike. And it certainly deserves consideration as I contemplate new toys for the garage of my fantasy expedition megayacht. But while that research left me skeptical about how enjoyable the foiling ebike design really is, some related poking around the dynamic world of powered foiling boards — commonly called efoils — definitely perked up some deep winter hours…

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Digital Switching gets easier, cheaper, and more compelling

Until recently digital switching has only been seen on newly built, high-end boats. Now, Maretron and CZone both have digital switching products that can be retrofitted by a boat owner or pro installer and cost under $500. But, are these products easy to install and will the boat owner benefit from the installation? Read on to find out.