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ELECTRONICS

The Latest in New Marine

ELECTRONICS
New developments in complex transducers, data processing
systems and next-generation technology have opened the door to
unprecedented developments in charts, sonar and autopilots offering
real-world benefits to Canadian boaters.

Story | Craig Ritchie

I

t's an over-used phrase, but the reality
is that technology does indeed breed
new technology, and nowhere is that
more apparent than in the world of marine
electronics.
The popularization of powerful, touchscreen, multi-function displays (MFDs)
over the past few years was more than a
technological triumph in itself, it proved a
crucial step in opening the door to all-new
developments in related high-tech. When
these innovative MFDs came to market
boaters were told they were just the foundation of entirely new ways of running the
boat. It sounded like pretty heady stuff at
the time, but now we're seeing that bold
claim was right on the mark, and could
even have been a bit of an understatement.
With their large screen size, unprecedented resolution and vast processing
power, those new MFDs really have
allowed electronics manufacturers to
bring all-new capabilities to market,
including exceptionally detailed charts
with satellite image overlays and depth
band shading, remarkable sonars that scan
360 degrees all around the boat, and even
autopilots that use a wireless remote to
offer point-and-click heading inputs, so
cruisers can make course changes without
ever leaving the sun pad.
In a year of virtual product launches
and digital trade shows, the evolution of
boating technology seems all the more relevant. Here's just a small sample of some
of the coolest stuff we've seen so far.

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ELECTRONIC CARTOGRAPHY

Garmin BlueChart g3 Vision
BlueChart g3 Vision coastal charts integrate Garmin and Navionics data for exceptional clarity and detail, with advanced features like Auto Guidance technology which
calculates suggested routes based on the user's desired depth and overhead clearance
preferences. High resolution Depth Range Shading displays high-resolution shading
for up to 10 depth ranges, combining colour and shadow to render an easy-to-interpret,
clearer new of bottom structure - something that could be useful while navigating in
US coastal waters, but note that coverage stops at the Canadian border. Detailed onefoot contours, high resolution satellite imagery, crystal clear aerial images, Garmin's
MarinerEye 3D view and FishEye View functionality provide total situational awareness.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting December 2020

AT THE HELM: A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER
BOOK REVIEW: GREEN GHOST, BLUE OCEAN
SPECIAL FEATURE: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
TRAVEL DESTINATION: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN PART II
SAIL REVIEW: JEANNEAU YACHTS 60
POWER REVIEW: CRUISERS YACHTS 42 GLS
THE PORT HOLE: DECEMBER 2020
ELECTRONICS: THE LATEST IN NEW MARINE ELECTRONICS
DESTINATION: TRENT-SEVERN: THE GREAT CANADIAN WATERWAY
CROSSING THE LINE: THE DOCKMASTER’S NOTEBOOK
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - 3
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - AT THE HELM: A YEAR LIKE NO OTHER
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - BOOK REVIEW: GREEN GHOST, BLUE OCEAN
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - SPECIAL FEATURE: HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - TRAVEL DESTINATION: BAHAMAS – THERE AND BACK AGAIN PART II
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - 21
Canadian Yachting December 2020 - SAIL REVIEW: JEANNEAU YACHTS 60
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - POWER REVIEW: CRUISERS YACHTS 42 GLS
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - THE PORT HOLE: DECEMBER 2020
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - ELECTRONICS: THE LATEST IN NEW MARINE ELECTRONICS
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - DESTINATION: TRENT-SEVERN: THE GREAT CANADIAN WATERWAY
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Canadian Yachting December 2020 - CROSSING THE LINE: THE DOCKMASTER’S NOTEBOOK
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