• Theme: Equipment

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    Swedish systems manufacturer Alfa Laval is upgrading its latest product control systems. The company says the move will both modernize interfaces and make products easier to use. The latest new-look control boards, the Alfa Laval Touch Control (ATC), have been rolled out across the boiler product line, with plans to...

    At the Miami International Boat Show Raymarine presented an all-new family of multifunction displays called Axiom, game changers poised to shake up the marine electronics industry. The 7-, 9-, and 12-inch touchscreen displays feature the new LightHouse 3 operating software and RealVision 3D sonar for superior...

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    High technology is a major trend at the 2017 Miami International Boat Show, with manufacturers turning to smartphone-style control systems. Mercury is offering Joystick Piloting, a retrofit that lets you operate a boat as if playing a video game. It’s available for pod drives, sterndrives, inboard, and even outboard...

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    Navionics has already popularized navigation apps for smartphones. The Italian company continues to develop its charting software with the introduction of an Android version of Dock-to-Dock Autorouting at boot Düsseldorf 2017. The program already worked on iPhones, iPads and select chartplotters. Simply punch in your...

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    Here’s a tip to help reduce the environmental impact of routine boat maintenance. BLU, a two-component filler manufactured by the Italian firm Ilpa Adesivi, is an eco-friendly, styrene-free putty. Company literature indicates that volatile organics content respects European directive maximums. The product contains no...

    You’ve probably seen them: loops of Dyneema rope, so called “soft shackles,” or blocks in which certain elements are textile rather than metal. Even textile deck fittings are entering the market and becoming increasingly popular.   This quiet revolution—the movement from hard steel toward soft materials—has been going...

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    At Sea Work Asia, Cobham was exhibiting its Explorer 710. This portable BGAN terminal intends to deliver unprecedented streaming rates: Not only does it provide an average 650 kbps speed but, when connecting two Explorer 710s with an Ethernet cable, it can achieve streaming rates over 1 Mbps. An Explorer Connect app...

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    Sweden-based CIMCO announced during Sea Work Asia that its OXE diesel engine will be distributed in China—important news for an interesting piece of technology. The OXE was launched commercially in 2016. This high-performance diesel outboard differs from its competition by its design, as it relies on a marinized...

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    The new Garmin Nautix handset is a brilliant piece of technology that supports watch-keeping on board a vessel. This useful in-view display is a near-eye augmented-reality device,  similar to avionics head-mounted display used by fighter pilots.   Skippers and fishermen can see in their glasses online critical boat...

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    While a chart plotter can show where everything around is supposed to be, nothing beats a radar for navigational safety. The basic principle of radar operation is based on the fact that radio waves are reflected by objects. Because propagated electromagnetic waves are traveling through air at a constant speed, it is...