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    All-New Marine Electronics Tech - Smartlink2 Load Cell

    Cyclops Marine Smartlink Nano

     

    Cyclops Marine and Sailmon have recently announced a direct link (removing need for additional gateways) between the Max GPS race computer and the smartlink Nano load cell. Sailmon are one of the first mainstream electronics manufacturers to recognise the massive impact load data will bring to understanding performance sailing, by creating a seamless interface and a truly Plug & Play user experience. At the same time, Cyclops has also taken this opportunity to introduce a major technology update to create their smartlink2 Nano which will be rolled out across their full range over the coming months.

    Sailmon & Cyclops Combo – Improve Your Performance from the Start Line

    Moth Class featuring Sailmon Max & Cyclops Combo

     

    In previous articles we have spoken about the Sailmon Max and the Cyclops Marine smartlink Nano, but never the two together! Not only will we be introducing some cutting-edge technology, but we will also be talking you through why they work so well together.

     

    The nke Multidisplay – All of your boat data in one place

    nke multidisplay

     

    GPS, navigation data, wind data, boat speed, heel, rig loads etc. Onboard electronics are far more accurate and capable than ever before, and with the innovations in solar, hydro-generators and efficient batteries, sailors are able to charge and depend on more electronic systems, without worrying about battery life and excess CO2 emissions.


    All of these on board sensors are capable of coming together to generate a huge amount of useful and accurate data, but it all comes to nothing, unless it can be clearly read and analysed quickly by you and your crew. This is where the nke Multidisplay comes in.

    Sailing Autopilot Systems - Key Components

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    ©nke marine electronics

     

    For most cruising and offshore race sailboats, the autopilot is a critical piece of equipment. However, the difference between a “good” and a “not so good” sailing autopilot can be dramatic! Therefore, it is well worth understanding all the necessary components of a good system to create the autopilot package to suit your needs.

    smartlink – Live Rig Load Data at your Fingertips

    Cyclops marine smartlink on a trimaran mainsheetS

     

    In a previous article we looked at the benefits of having live forestay load data using the Cyclops Marine smarttune load sensor. In this blog we take a closer look at the sister product, often used in combination with the smarttune, called the smartlink. This is a flexible, multipurpose load sensor designed to be lashed into any system, to provide live loads.

    nke - Finding Their True Course

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    Image credit: Martin Kendler

     

    nke is a specialist marine electronics manufacturer which has built a reputation, over 35 years, for high quality, precision navigation instruments for sailing yachts. Profiling companies like this is part of Upffront.com’s raison d’être: successful but relatively small businesses which maintain a laser focus and keep raising their game, to stay ahead of the competition.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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