What is NMEA 2000 and How Does it Work?

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It’s never been easier to build a custom marine electronics system. NMEA 2000 allows your boat’s electronic devices to ‘talk’ to each other and share data through a single cable. It’s ‘plug-and-play’, robust, handles up to fifty devices, and allows you to monitor all of your boat’s systems. It makes boats lighter, more reliable, and … Read more

Fish Snotty Weather With The Big Boats

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When conditions get snotty you want a boat that can handle rough seas. According to Intrepid Powerboats the bigger the boat the better it handles rough seas. Really rough seas require a boat that has a length of at least 30 feet. The larger the boat the less likely you will feel a jolt as … Read more

Track Storms and Other Boats at the Same Time: HALO20+


Image by Moloney from Pixabay It’s another busy weekend on the water. Suddenly, the rumble of thunder catches your attention. Time to head back to the marina. The problem is that all the other boats have come to the same conclusion. Now there’s a mad dash of dozens of boats all heading for port at … Read more

Mercury Next-Gen Tow Sport Drives

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Bravo Four S Tow Sport Drives Boatingindustry.com is reporting that Mercury Marine has announced a new line of forward-facing tow sport drives for MerCruiser engines. The Bravo Four S with Smart Tow controls is targeted at wakesurfing, wakeboarding, and other tow sports enthusiasts. Smart Tow controls digitally synchronize ballast, surf tabs, and propulsion settings through … Read more

Multifunction Display for Your Pocket

It’s like having an MFD, that controls everything on your boat, right in your pocket. Siren Marine 3 Pro Wins Innovation Award boatingindustry.com recently announced that Siren Marine has won the 2020 IoT Evolution Product of the Year Award for the Siren 3 Pro Connected Boat┬« Technology. Siren Marine was recognized … creating and applying … Read more

How to Protect Your Boat and Keep Your Crew Safe

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An unattended boat spinning out of control. It makes for a mesmerizing YouTube video but in reality, it is a scary and dangerous situation. Fortunately, situations like this can be prevented with the use of a kill cord switch. Kill Cord to the Rescue A kill cord switch is a device that attaches to your … Read more