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

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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Top 4 Electrical Recommendations For Your Boat

Published in Pacific Yachting - January 2018

At this time of year, boaters are busy thinking about getting the boat ready for the summer. Armed with a "to do" list and a bag of brochures from the boat show, it is time to get organized. It is also a good time to look a buying a new boat or a new-to-you boat, but where to start? And when it comes to the electrical, where should you…

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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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