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We test and review equipment and devices in real-world scenarios and only publish a review after having decent time to evaluate things. We do not work for a vendor, nor are paid for any of our reviews. We pride ourselves on having accurate, in-depth, and straightforward reviews for others to benefit from.

Easy security cameras for the sailboat via Arlo

Keeping your boat secure is always a challenge. Video security is hard to do because of bandwidth and cost. Arlo cameras have solved this for my sailboat, providing high quality video day or night, low bandwidth use, and easy to...

/ December 28, 2017

AMEC WideLink SOTDMA AIS Transponder

Seattle and Elliott Bay is a busy marine location, and I am always looking for a better AIS system so that others can see me clearly. AMEC has released the B600 AIS Class B transponder with more than double the...

/ December 13, 2017

Lighthouse 3.2 – Navionics auto routing and Fusion audio support

Raymarine continues to release updates to Lighthouse 3 on a fairly aggressive schedule. The latest is version 3.2 which includes support for three things I was very interested in – Navionics dock-to-dock autorouting, Fusion audio support, and upgrading other Raymarine...

/ November 16, 2017

Raymarine Lighthouse 3.1 – autopilot goodness

Raymarine released LightHouse 3.1 with a number of new improvements and fixes. I installed it a few days after it was released, and tested it out. I found a number of really nice things that were added, specifically around the auto...

/ September 13, 2017

FixClip – the last clips you will ever need

Attaching things to random places on the boat seems like a common occurrence, and sometimes hard to do. I stumbled across Fix Clips and I don’t need anything else.

/ August 30, 2017

Raymarine Axiom and Lighthouse 3 first impressions

Raymarine Axiom and Lighthouse 3 review and first impressions. A fantastic upgrade to Raymarine's software, with excellent hardware supporting it. Still some work to do with the software.

/ June 14, 2017

Raymarine LightHouse II v19.03

Updates to Lighthouse 2 show that Raymarine is still innovating even while working on Lighthouse 3

/ April 26, 2017

Surface Pro 4 is a great boat computer

I’m always on the look out for a compact, well performing, easy to use computer for the sailboat. Over the years, I’ve used some rugged tablets, laptops, and other creations, but none have been able to run the software I need...

/ April 19, 2017

Yacht Devices Voyage Recorder – a black box for your boat

The Yacht Devices Voyage Recorder is a great device to add to your NMEA 2000 network as a "black box" recorder. Almost anything from the network can be recorded and analyzed afterwards for trip records, performance analysis, or more.

/ March 3, 2017