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

Seakeeper 1: 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

Mercury Bravo Four S Tow Sport Drives

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Forward Facing Drive and Smart Controls Mercury Marine has announced a new line of forward-facing tow sport drives for MerCruiser engines, the Bravo Four S. According to Boatingindustry.com, forward-facing tow sport drives are highly efficient and provide superior handling. But the Bravo Four S takes tow sports to a new level. Mercury combined its new … 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 Choose Boat Underwater Lights

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What Underwater Lights are best for Your Boat? That depends. Boat underwater lights should be matched to your boat and the water you boat in. But they should also make your boat more fun to use. Let me explain. Boat underwater lights should do four things. Give even light coverage across your transom. Shine deep … Read more

The Secret To Awesome Boat Deck Lights

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Single color boat deck lights are nice. Multi-color Boat deck lights are awesome! Single color boat deck lights are OK. They look nice, come in a few colors, and do a good job of lighting your deck. But that’s about all they do. Turn them on, turn them off. Yawn, how boring. It’s a shame … Read more