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Fuel Monitoring Systems

Fuel monitoring systems or fuel flow meters can increase a boat’s effective range by accurately recording total fuel consumed and pinpointing optimum speed. This will help you construct a fuel/speed curve for your particular vessel. You can use this chart to determine your boat’s sweet spot, rather than try to figure it out from the engine manufacturer’s published information.

The Social Boater

The ability to communicate on the water has expanded to include the use of social media, enabling us to connect with friends, family and the communal expertise of the global boating community. In this article, we will explore "crowdsourcing" and "user generated content" in the world of marine navigational software.

The ABCs of AIS

Automatic Identification Systems, or AIS, are mandatory on certain commercial vessels and becoming more popular as an optional safety accessory for recreational vessels. Using VHF signals, AIS systems communicate navigation information to nearby boats, letting you track them to avoid collisions. Here’s some tips on how to choose, install and get the most out of your AIS.

CHIRP Sounders

Do you ever wonder whether the equipment on your boat is the best it can be? Is there something better, faster, or more useful on the market? CHIRP sounding (Compressed High Intensity Radar Pulse) has been used for years in military sonar systems and is now available in recreational fish-finding units. Installing a CHIRP sonar system will provide professional quality sounding for anglers who are serious about fish-finding.

On Board Sound Systems: Reaching New Levels of Technology and Sophistication

For those who enjoy listening to your favourite tunes when out on the water, the standard car stereo system installed in many boats is a great option. However, modern technology now offers some exciting new options, including added safety features, which can bring your listening experience to a new level. Let’s take a look at the options for your sound system and portable music players.

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