Electronics+Navigations

Truly we live in a Brave New World of electronic gizmos. The latest gadget du jour is this new AquaLens high-def underwater camera, which transmits live video to a dedicated wrist-mounted LCD screen. 
Some might say that seamanship has been sidelined by technology, with safety and security more dependent on button pushing than sail changing. There may be some truth to this. But at the same time, there’s no question that today’s technology does fill some very real needs. 

Quick and Flexible Mount

by Adam Cort, Posted March 25, 2013
The designers at Norway’s Navslide have done it again with their new Quick Mount system. Like the rest of the Navslide product line, the Quick Mount serves as an adjustable bracket for a multifunction display.

Standard Horizon GX2200 Matrix AIS/GPS Radio

by SAIL Editors, Posted May 2, 2014
Standard Horizon’s GX2200 MATRIX AIS/GPS radio features a built-in, 66-channel antenna on the front panel, so sailors don’t have to... 

FLIR, Hall Spars Win Awards

by David Schmidt, Posted November 19, 2009
Few honors have more prestige in the marine equipment field than the DAME Awards, which are decided at the METS trade show in Amsterdam in mid-November. The entries represent some of the most forward-thinking advances in marine aftermarket equipment. They are also a litmus test for the health of the industry: the more innovative products on show, the more effort is being put into R&D and product

Olympus Stylus 720 SW

by Sail Staff, Posted September 9, 2006
This is one tough tiny camera. I dunked it into Boston Harbor, even photographed the muck, rinsed it under the tap, and it’s still snapping photos. Olympus’s Stylus 720 SW is shockproof, has a 3X zoom lens, and takes digital photos as large as 7.1 megapixels. Moreover, it offers 28 shooting modes, ranging from standards like “portrait” to more-esoteric operations like shooting “through glass.”

Remote Monitor

by Sail Staff, Posted December 18, 2007
SeaCAS’s new Rendez-vous Tender Information System uses AIS and radio-communications technology to create a private wireless network that allows you to monitor the location and condition (bilge and fuel levels, battery voltage, and oil pressure) of your tender from up to 20 miles away (farther if the signal can be mirrored off other yachts/tenders on your network). The system also allows a tender

GPS with Simplified DSC

by Adam Cort, Posted March 15, 2013
An integral 12-channel GPS in Standard Horizon’s GX1700 simplifies the radio’s digital selective calling (DSC) functions. The GX1700 stores up to 100 waypoints and has a compass display that shows SOG and COG, as well as bearing and distance to waypoint.

Garmin's Quatix GPS Watch

by Adam Cort, Posted April 11, 2013
The Quatix GPS watch is waterproof to 50 meters and puts an incredible amount of information right on your wrist, including everything from course over ground (COG) and velocity made good (VMG) data to an anchor-dragging alarm.

Hulltimo Pro Hull-cleaning Robot

by SAIL Editors, Posted April 9, 2014
Maintaining a clean bottom has been the bane of a sailor’s existence since time out of mind: but no more...
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