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.

Galvanic Isolators

Corrosion can destroy propellers, thru-hull fittings, and any other submerged metal on the outside or inside of a boat. Corroded metal is typically below the waterline where it can’t be seen, so problems can develop before boaters know anything is wrong. Regularly maintained corrosion protection devices can prevent these issues on your boat, and galvanic isolators are the best way to protect your boat from stray current corrosion.

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Recently Published in Tech Talk

Electronics Roundup 2017 - Part 1

Published in Pacific Yachting - February 2017

Every March we put together a list of products that have caught our eye however, this issue always falls on the cusp of the Miami Boat Show (February 16 – 20, 2017) where all the manufacturers unveil the latest and greatest they have to offer. This year we decided to put together a two-part electronics issue so we can highlight some tried…

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Why Are Lithium Iron-Phosphate Batteries So Great?

Published in Pacific Yachting - January 2017

There has been a lot of attention around electric cars lately and the majority of the high end manufacturers are using lithium iron-phosphate (LiFePO4 or LFP) batteries. Some boat manufacturers are choosing lithium but it is not mainstream. Today we are going to look at why it may be time to consider lithium.

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Staying Connected On Your Boat

Published in Pacific Yachting - January 2017

Most boaters agree that being on the water is about getting away from it all but for some of us the internet has become an integral part of boating. No longer just for work and updating family, having a good internet connection on your boat allows you to access real time weather conditions, update navigation software and communicate with…

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