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Brand-new, highly desirable sonar and GPS features are announced at least once each product year by the makers of marine and outdoor electronics.

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December 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Battery chargers with a pulse

The chemical process that produces electrical power in a battery can also damage it without human intervention.

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November 18, 2013 at 9:00 am
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A better shallow-water anchor

My club tournament partner and I were running out of time. We had barely 15 minutes of fishing left before we had to leave to make weigh-in, and we had just located our first concentration of decent bass.

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October 17, 2013 at 9:00 am
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X marks the spot

The new MotorGuide Xi5 wireless trolling motor is obviously designed to take on Minn Kota’s successful Terrova, and MotorGuide took the time and trouble to do it right.

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September 19, 2013 at 9:00 am
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How to get the best cartography on your chart plotter’s screen

Back when the earliest digital maps for freshwater lakes began to appear on chart plotter screens, I was struck by how different they were.Read More...
August 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Can we talk?

The National Marine Electronics Association is the organization responsible for setting standards for marine electronics, including those for communication between units. The purpose for setting communication standards is to provide a common language and wiring procedure so units and sensors from all manufacturers can talk to each other.Read More...
July 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
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Keeping it clean

LCD screen brightness, contrast and resolution improve with every new generation of marine electronics. Higher pixel counts, new sonar technologies, more-vibrant colors and improved visibility under adverse light conditions let us see tiny sonar and chart details that would have been invisible a decade ago without zooming to enlarge the screen picture.Read More...
June 20, 2013 at 9:00 am
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You dropped WHAT overboard?

Shortly after handheld GPS units became small enough to fit in a pocket, I remember a fellow outdoor writer lamenting about losing his. He somehow dropped it as he stepped from a boat to a dock over water 30 feet deep.Read More...
May 22, 2013 at 9:00 am
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