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

Holiday Gadget Gift List 2017

Published in Pacific Yachting - December 2017

Our top picks for gifts this season including a new inverter/charger, a state of charge monitor, a smart AIS transponder with WiFi and a slick new sound panel to give your boat that true theater experience.

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The Evolution of the Marine Inverter In Our Own Backyard

Published in Pacific Yachting - November 2017

The evolution of the marine inverter industry reads like a Pacific Northwest mini-series. As the story goes, it is the mid-70’s and a boater, Steve Johnston, meets an off-grid engineer, Heart Ackerman, on a beach in Costa Rica. At the time, they were both using Tripp-Lite inverters which they found unreliable and not terribly sophisticated.…

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Understand Your Battery Monitor While Charging

Published in Pacific Yachting - October 2017

If you don’t have a battery monitor on your boat, we highly recommend having one installed. It’s similar to a fuel gauge and speedometer for your house batteries and it really takes the guesswork out of managing your energy consumption. We have written a number of articles on how battery monitors work but we recently received a request from…

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