Electronics+Navigations

Tank Oracle

by Sail Staff, Posted November 18, 2010
On long passages it’s good to know how much fresh water, gray water, waste, oil, and fuel you have in your tanks. Offshore Systems’s digital MultiTank Level Display allows you to monitor any four of your boat’s tanks on one easy-to-read screen via an NMEA 2000 network. You can choose to have the information displayed as bar graphs, analog gauges, or raw numbers. Alarms can be set for low and high
Imtra’s Side-Power SEP series DC thrusters have a variable power control—as opposed to a simple on-off switch—to help you get your boat in and out of tight spots. 
The SoliCharger functions as a carrying case, charger and speaker system for iPhones, iPods, cell phones, MP3 players or even a Sony PlayStation.

Wireless AIS

by Adam Cort, Posted April 29, 2013
You can now access critical AIS information the conventional way—via a chartplotter and NMEA or USB connection—or wirelessly using a smartphone or tablet with Vesper Marine’s Class B AIS XB-8000 WiFi transponder.

Odeo Mk3 LED Flare

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 15, 2014
Sailors know that carrying pyrotechnics on board, while necessary, isn’t inherently safe. Enter the Odeo Mk3 LED Flare, the successor to the Odeo Mk2 model that won a SAIL Magazine Pittman Innovation Award in 2013...

Tacktick T104 Instruments

by Peter Nielsen, Posted December 21, 2009
I’d been thinking about installing new sailing instruments for a year before I finally took the plunge. The difficulty of choosing between several excellent makes was one problem. Another was the hassle factor; the significant amount of labor involved in running cables around the boat and installing the display heads. This accounts for much of the cost of upgrading instruments. The more I thought

Man Overboard

by Sail Staff, Posted April 10, 2007
These are the two words that no skipper wants to hear, but with the new MOBi-lert 720i system she will quickly know if someone unexpectedly exits stage left (or starboard). Each crewmember carries a small MOBi-ilert PTX unit, which sends a constant signal to the system’s monitoring unit. If one of the PTX units is submerged, the transmission is broken and an onboard alarm is automatically

Turn Night Into Day

by Sail Staff, Posted November 23, 2010
T300 and T400 series thermal navigation cameras employ FLIR thermal-imaging technology and can be used with Raymarine's E-Series Widescreen and G-Series navigation systems to pick out obstructions,, buoys and other boats in complete darkness. When integrated with the E-Series system, users can control the cameras via Raymarine's proprietary HybridTouch touchscreen feature. The cameras can be

Raymarine Chartplotters

by Adam Cort, Posted March 1, 2012
Raymarine is already expanding on its e7 chartplotter, which has won various awards, including a 2012 SAIL magazine Pittman Innovation Award. The company’s “e” series now includes two largers versions equipped with a 9- or 12.1-inch screen.
Don’t let the fact that the Sea Tow app is produced by Sea Tow Services or that you are not a Sea Tow member dissuade you from installing it. This is a great free app...
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