Electronics+Navigations

Staying in Reach: DeLorme SE Satellite Messenger

by Ben Ellison, Posted August 15, 2014
“Two way” doesn’t just refer to the fact that a DeLorme inReach handheld satellite messenger/tracker lets you text back and forth with people pretty much like a cellphone. I also tested the system shoreside by loaning a sample inReachSE model to friends Doug and Dale Bruce when they went on a cruise to some remote islands south of New Zealand.

In Search of Budget LED Nav Lights

by Ben Ellison, Posted July 19, 2014
As much as I value LED lighting, I was hesitant to change Gizmo’s navigation light fixtures. Why spend the (significant) money and refit time to save power when a big alternator is always running at the same time as the running lights anyway? 

Torqeedo Torq Trac Smartphone App & Bluetooth Module

by Sail Staff, Posted July 8, 2014
Recent model Torqeedo electric outboards have included nifty little screens showing things like how much power you have left and how much farther you can go before the next recharge. With the help of the company’s new Torq Trac smartphone app

Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector

by SAIL Editors, Posted June 16, 2014
The Bad Elf GPS for Lightning Connector is a plug-in dongle licensed by Apple that quickly acquires a satellite lock anywhere in the world without cell tower assistance to instantly add location support for the iPhone 5, iPad Mini and iPod touch.

Si-Tex Marine Electronic's T-760 Radar

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014
For those sailors who’ve long assumed that radar is for “bigger boats” or out of their price range, there’s the new T-760 series radar from Si-Tex Marine Electronics. Measuring just 5.4in wide by 8.9in high and 3.5in deep, the...

Argonaut's A165 Marine Smart Monitor

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014
The A165 marine smart monitor is not just another 15-inch LED backlit display, but also a fully functional Android device, which can even go online in conjunction with land-based...

Icom's M506 Fix-Mount Radio

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014
Icom’s M506 line of fixed-mount radios includes five models that come equipped with a number of different functions, including a fully integrated AIS receiver, NMEA 2000

Iridium GO Satellite Phone and Wi-Fi Hotspot

by Sail Staff, Posted June 4, 2014
Imagine 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 

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... 

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...
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