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    Simrad Tillerpilot - A Cost Effective Extra Pair Of Hands

    Simrad Tillerpilot

     

    For shorthanded sailors, a good autohelm is like having an extra pair of hands on deck. But the cost of a full-blown instrument system can be prohibitive for many smaller boats. A tiller pilot offers a cost-effective solution for tiller steer boats up to 37ft in length, including ocean rowing boats.

     

    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.

     

    Introducing the Sailmon MAX – The sailing GPS built to challenge you!

    Sailmon MAx cover

    Traditionally, dinghy sailing has been all about feel and experience, but with modern technology, sailors are able to improve their performance by seeing exactly what their strengths are and where they can make improvements, thanks to sailing GPS computers.

    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.

    Velocitek Prism

    Prism nacra17 800 x 800

     

    What is with all the hype surrounding the Prism?

     

    The Prism is more than just a geometrical shape, and it has class sailors going insane to get their hands on this compass. The eager anticipation has only been heightened by the 6-month delay in availability after an official product launch in January this year. However, by the time you read this blog post, the prism will finally be available to order online.

    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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