Electronics

Can I Eliminate Extra Wiring On My Boat?  
Take care when trying to tame extra wiring -- some electronics cables should not be shortened.
Engine Instrument Wiring Made Easy
Engine instrument gauges fall into three categories, and there are differences in the terminals and wiring.
Rise of the Machines: Wearable Computers Come to Boating
Ever get tired of having to constantly have your eyes on your instruments, not the horizon? A new generation of wearable computers aims to solve that problem.
2014 Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP: First Look Video
The new Lowrance Elite 7 CHIRP fishfinder adds inexpensive, scaled-down multi-frequency functions to a time-tested unit.
New Inexpensive Fishfinders for 2014: Garmin GCV10, Lowrance Elite CHIRP, and Humminbird 800
If you need a high quality but relatively inexpensive fishfinder-chartplotter that costs about $1,000 or less, 2014 brings a fresh new crop of choices from the likes of Garmin, Humminbird, and Lowrance.
Navigating by iPad with the Bad Elf GPS
The Bad Elf GPS accessory can enhance digital navigation with an iPad mini aboard.
What is the Fan Under My V-Berth?
Modern boats often carry fans in enclosed spaces to cool electronics or ventilate batteries when they're charging.
Lowrance SpotlightScan: Fishing for a Forward View
Anglers prowling the shorelines, weedbeds, and drop-offs will want to check out the SpotlightScan forward-looking sonar.
How to Use a Fishfinder: Advanced Tips and Techniques
Using a modern fishfinder is fairly easy. Using one to the fullest of its abilities, however, takes some fine-tuning.
How to Basics: Using Your Fishfinder
Learn the basics of using your fishfinder, including fine-tuning, adjustments, and what to look for on-screen.

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