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

How Much Battery Power Is Enough?

Published in Pacific Yachting - May 2018

Growing up in my house, it was quite common to hear, “Turn the lights off when you leave the room” or “Who left the lights on? Do you think we are made of money?” Now that I have my own house, I get it. But what about on the boat? Many marinas have replaced the flat cost per day or cost per month with metered power so it makes sense to…

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Tips For Installing AIS On Your Boat

Published in Pacific Yachting - May 2018

AIS stands for Automatic Identification System and that is exactly what it does. When asked about AIS, we often use the example of exchanging virtual boat “business cards" on the water. AIS information includes the vessel name, call sign, vessel size, and navigation data such as present location, course on ground, and speed on ground.

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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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