I'm just beginning to unwind from the whirlwind that was the Miami Boat Show this year. As I sort through the many things I checked out this year one stood out with interest. IMTRA introduced an new SidePower thruster this year that has some unique features not available with other systems. They won one of the NMMA Innovation awards for it too. I got a chance to play with this system a bit during the show. The photo below is me trying to spray water all over the Miami Convention center:
Sorry I've been MIA for a few days but I'm at the Miami Boat Show this week and its been one press conference and meeting after another. One of the more intriguing little adventures this week was provided by our friends at Torqeedo. I got a chance to drive the boat shown below with my firend and colleague Ben Ellison from over at the Panbo website. (www.panbo.com)
In this final installment we are going to look at electronic noise and electromagnetic interference. These are invisible culprits that can send some of the equipment we use today into a real frenzy. In the case of electromagnetic interference, it basicall y will affect any device that is magnetically sensitive. Examples are electronic compasses and autopilot direction sensors. We need to remember that devices we use on board like inverters and battery chargers can be emitters of EMI and any ...
Today we are going to continue with the presentation I started here last week, The Top Four Things That Can Affect Your Electronics. Today, let's take a look at two more things, excessive heat and antenna, or in the case of a depth sounder or fish finder, transducer placement.
Well its winter and not much boating going on in my neck of the woods. In fact, as I look out my window all I can see is grey and white. That means ice and snow, lots of it! So, that means its time to offer up a little education for our readers, and offer up a shameless plug for one of my books, Advanced Marine Electrics and Electronics Troubleshooting. You can get your own copy by following the link on this page to Amazon.com
I'm happy to announce that today Pacer Group has joined my small but elite group of site sponsors. It'll take us a few weeks to get their ad up and live but we're thrilled to welcome them aboard!
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Folks who know me well also know I'm a boater that loves most all boats, power or sail. I've owned both and have enjoyed both types of boating and the differences between power and sail lifestyles. I've also been quoted at least one magazine that comes to mind as someone that prefers traditional, timeless boat styling.