FLIR Systems recently announced the release of the latest update to its acclaimed LightHouse II operating system for Raymarine multifunction displays (MFDs), with advanced features designed specifically for sailboats...
In a world where frequent system updates for your phone, tablet and computer are the norm, it is great to see that the marine electronics field is keeping pace. When Furuno introduced the NavNet TZtouch system, they explained how they were using the very latest processors, which would allow the system to stay current for several years. Through software updates and new features, Furuno has done an excellent job keeping the system fresh. Now, they are taking it one step further by introducing more FREE Apps that connect TZtouch with Android devices!
The SailTimer Wind Instrument™ is a new high tech masthead anemometer that transmits directly to apps on tablets and smartphones. It is designed to work with third-party apps, and also has an accessory for plugging in to NMEA networks.
ASA Electronics is pleased to announce the arrival of the MS40BT—a Bluetooth®-enabled stereo that can control Bluetooth devices. The MS40BT completes a series of JENSEN® stereos featuring Bluetooth capabilities.
My Boat was specifically produced in response to customer demand for an iPad App that would appeal to every boater. Cleverly, it automatically syncs all the data from the company’s hugely popular App for iPhone - ‘What’s on my Boat’.
Software manufacturer Northport Systems Inc. has announced that its popular Fugawi X-Traverse online service now supports over twenty million square miles of coastal, river and lake coverage, making X-Traverse the largest online provider of navigational content in the world. X-Traverse offers more than 160 product options including 45 fishing charts, 105
Garmin International Inc.has introduced the GNX 20 and GNX 21, the newest offerings in the premier Garmin marine instrumentation lineup. Boasting fully customizable displays and low power consumption, the GNX 20 and GNX 21 provide the most pivotal marine information for both sail and power boating.
Cape Breton – My Personal Playground
By Elizabeth Ann Kerr
A year ago, it’s quite possible that if someone gave me an outline of Canada and asked me to point to Cape Breton Island, I would have failed, at least on my first attempt. Now, its shape, topography and waypoint remain indelibly emblazoned on my heart.
It is also quite possible that Celtic Colours – an annual gathering of more than 200 local and internationally renowned musicians, performing 49 concerts in 32communities– helped to kick start Cape Breton’s tourism industry 20 years ago.
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By Katherine Stone
You can’t possibly pack in more national history associated with a yacht club than what you can find on Deadman’s Island in Nova Scotia. This is what Halloween legends were made of, as it was not uncommon once upon a time, to have an arm appear out of the ground in winter with the remainder of the poor skeleton not being reunited with its appendage until the spring thaw.
Many years after the Micmacs discovered Melville Island, the spot they called “end of the water,” the site was used for storehouses and then was purchased by the British, where a prisoner-of-war camp was built to house captives in the Napoleonic Wars and then later during the War of 1812.
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By Andy Adams
Big, elegant, and capable
Families with young people who are seriously into waterskiing or wake boarding face a difficult choice: Buy a dedicated tow sports boat and make the kids happy or buy a more traditional family boat and make everyone comfortable.
In our opinion, the Vanquish 24 Runabout offers up a big, elegant, and capable solution that could make everybody happy. This is not a cheap solution, but it's an impressive one. Last August, we traveled to Gravenhurst, Ontario, and got our first look at the Vanquish 24 Runabout, tied up at Muskoka Wharf Marine. One glance told us this was a special boat.
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DIY & How to
Always a major exhibitor at the Halifax International Boat Show, Seamaster’s sales manager Dave Trott tells us they will have several news products on display including the new Stingray 206cc and the 186cc.
Seamaster Services of Dartmouth is a diversified company with roots in the marine safety business. Over the years they have expanded from liferafts to inflatable boats, as a Zodiac dealers, and now sell and service an extensive line of fibreglass and inflatable boats including Grady-White and Stingray.
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