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.

Easy Electrical Upgrades

We had an amazing cruising season on the West Coast and we hope you have been spending some quality time on your boat. In fact, you may have even started your wish list for next cruising season. With that in mind, here are some upgrade we think you should consider.

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Recently Published in Tech Talk

Boat Electrical System Safety Tips

Published in Pacific Yachting - May 2017

It is quite common for us to receive a call or text from a boater who is experiencing troubles with his or her marine electrical in a remote anchorage. Everything from the windlass not working to a troublesome battery bank. We can have a technician trouble-shoot over the phone but, in many cases, the boater is missing spare fuses or the…

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Why Are Lithium Iron-Phosphate Batteries So Great?

Published in Pacific Yachting - May 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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Electronics Roundup 2017 - Part 2

Published in Pacific Yachting - April 2017

Each year at the Miami Boat Show, the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) and the Boating Writers International recognize new consumer products that demonstrate innovation, cost-effectiveness and benefit the marine industry. This year the committee evaluated 63 products in 23 categories including new boats, safety equipment, maintenance…

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