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Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 Promotion

The Vesper WatchMate XB-8000 smartAIS transponder with WiFi and NMEA 2000 gateway has been voted the best black box a boater can buy. Unlike an ordinary AIS which only sends and receives data, smartAIS from Vesper Marine is an active AIS system with smart alarm logic that proactively alerts you when you have potential collision situations.

Father's Day Promotion

Your boat's electrical system can be overwhelming. If you are not sure where to start, or if you would like to learn more about your electrical systems, book an Electrical Audit with PYS

Where is the best place to install a solar panel on my boat?

We get this question a lot and it all depends on what type of boat you have and how much solar “real estate” you have available. The first consideration is shadows. If you own a sailboat, your biggest concern will be the shadows cast by the mast, boom and rigging. On a powerboat, you will have to consider the arch and antennas......

Looking for Visitor Moorage? There’s an App for that.

April is always a good time to start planning your summer boating and there is a new app that makes booking visitor moorage easier than ever. Swift Harbour, from Yachting’s Best Media, allows you to save your boat information in the app so as soon as you choose a marina, you receive the price based on your boat length and time of year............

Do Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO 4) Batteries Share Your Values?

Lithium Ion (LiFePO 4) battery technology is widely available and becoming a viable option for pleasure vessel owners. Do you value any of the following features offered by lithium battery technology?

Battery Charger Settings for Different Types of Batteries

At the Vancouver Boat Show this year we received a lot of questions about sizing a battery charger, the proper settings on a battery charger, and if you can use one charger to charge different battery chemistries, for example, flooded lead acid or AGM lead acid.

CZone Simplifies Electrical Installlations

Marine electrical wiring has not changed a great deal over the years. Recently, we have seen the introduction of multiplexing or digital switching as a way of simplifying wiring and providing far easier monitoring and control.

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