Tech Briefs

Electronic charts approved

The U.S. Coast Guard published guidance February 5th that allows mariners to use electronic charts and publications instead of paper charts, maps and publications. The Navigation and Vessel Inspection Circular,…

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Dutch unveil new stabilizer

DMS Holland has introduced its new generation of stabilizers, the MagnusMaster. In 2012, DMS Holland started with two business operations: one as a distributor for RotorSwing Marine (RSM) to bring…

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FCI adds to dockside line

Utah-based FCI Watermakers has introduced a stand-alone version of its popular Dockside Treatment System (DTS). The DTS+Solo has a built-in pump, motor and membranes to purify up to 3,000 gallons…

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New pump flushes outboards

Ft. Lauderdale-based Reverso has introduced an automatic outboard flushing system that eliminates the need to manually flush outboards after a day on the water. The system is permanently mounted onboard…

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Manual life raft crane launched

The Dutch hydraulic equipment manufacturer Cramm Yachting Systems had introduced a newly designed deck-oriented life raft crane that is fully manual and gravity operated. Because it is not dependent on…

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New propulsion gets a sea trial

A New Zealand inventor has sea trialed a new counter-rotating propeller system that operates above the water line, bridging the technology gap between propellers and waterjets,according to a story in…

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Garmin sonar available thru-hull

Garmin’s Panoptix sonar technology is now available with a thru-hull transducer for larger fibreglass boats. Joining the transom mount (PS30) and electric motor mount (PS31) transducers, the PS60 transducer provides…

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New system helps manage documents

Melbourne-based maritime software company Ocean Time Marine has added a vessel content management system to its suite of safety management tools. Dashboard helps captains and crew store and monitor vessel…

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USCG seeks input on Seattle area waterways

The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for public comments from mariners familiar with the waterways around Bellingham, Wash., near Seattle, specifically issues with the visibility, placement or location of aids…

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ACR introduces new AISLINK CB1

Ft. Lauderdale-based ACR Electronics has broadened its range of maritime safety devices with the introduction of its new Class A and Class B Automatic Identification Systems (AIS) transceivers. The AISLink…

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