by Sail Staff, Posted March 10, 2010It is always frustrating on a raceboat when you can’t see the numbers on the instrument display. This shouldn’t be a problem, though, with the 21/2 -inch digits on the new NXR line of instruments from Nexus Marine. An inverted LCD display makes the numbers easy to read at night without ruining your night vision. Each display can also run either a green or red background, making it clear which
by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007Few things are as discouraging as coming on board your boat, only to find a dead battery. Microlog has created two new affordable battery-monitoring systems, the DMM-3-BR (for two batteries) and DMM-4-BR (for three batteries). The monitors protect your batteries against deep discharges, provide accurate measurements of two and three-battery banks, and measure system charge, discharge, and net
by Sail Staff, Posted April 5, 2011GHS 20 and GHS 20i full-function wireless remote handsets are compatible with Garmin’s VHF 200 and 300 series radios. They allow you to move about your boat and still have complete control of your radio. Each waterproof handset includes a backlit LCD display, soft keys, volume control, squelch and channel selection, a built-in speaker mike for use in loud environments, a DSC distress function,
by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014Imagine being able to use your smart phone or tablet almost as easily and efficiently in the middle of an ocean as you can at home. It’s now possible with Iridium GO, a rugged portable combination of
by Ben Ellison, Posted March 9, 2015These HX series handhelds are full-fledged DSC radios with all the direct/group calling and position polling features found on fixed radios.
by Sail Staff, Posted May 31, 2006Cautious sailors understandably worry that the trend toward networked multifunction electronics could lead them to simultaneous multifunction failures. But the solution may be improved system architecture—as seen in Northstar’s new 8000i, diagrammed at right—not in running separate machines. Notice that the Northstar system is “masterless”—sounder, radar, cameras, and even the various sensor