Tech Talk Column

Welcome to our Tech Talk Column!

Every month, Pacific Yacht Systems writes a Tech Talk column for Pacific Yachting magazine. These articles cover a variety of topics including DIY projects, boat maintenance, electronics and electrical systems. Pacific Yachting magazine is distributed by retailers in six of the ten provinces/territories in Canada and has thousands of readers across the country! You can read the articles online or view/download the PDF version.

EFOY Installation

One of the products that received a lot of attention at this year’s Vancouver Boat Show, was the EFOY COMFORT methanol fuel cell. We first wrote about this alternative charging source in our December 2014 Tech Talk, it was a new technology that boaters were considering but not committing to in large numbers. This year was a different story. Like solar, the ability to have a charging source that is quiet, vibration-free and emissions-free is really catching on in the marine community. This month we are going to talk a bit about the technology and then review a recent EFOY installation.

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Recently Published in Tech Talk

April Electronics Issue

Published in Pacific Yachting - March 2018

Last month we took a look at some of the year’s most popular electronics as well as a couple of products we thought you might find interesting. This month we are going to take look at some of the products that won an Innovation Award either at the Miami International Boat Show, IBEX or METSTRADE. The winning products had to have an innovative…

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March Electronics 2018

Published in Pacific Yachting - March 2018

One of the biggest advancements we saw this year were improved screen viewability, not only for large cruisers but also for recreational fishing boats and day cruisers. The other trend that we continue to see is electronics with enhanced capabilities at a reduced cost. Options that were only available on larger commercial vessels and high-end…

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DIY Electrical Audit

Published in Pacific Yachting - February 2018

There is nothing more rewarding than an enjoyable day on the boat, especially if that day is trouble-free. It doesn’t happen all the time but if you have a good understanding of your electrical system and spend the time to perform regular maintenance then the trouble days will be few and far between.

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