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Touch Screen Tango

Let your fingers do the walking on new network multifunction systems. Let’s take a look at four moderately priced touch screen capable units with chartplotter and sounder functionality.

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Update for Excellence

Almost every piece of marine electronics you’ll find on your boat these days, whether it’s a VHF radio, fishfinder, chartplotter or autopilot has some sort of internal computer system or chip built-in that supplies the “brains.”

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Choosing the Right Cooler

In this FS Seminar, Reel Time Florida Sportsman host George Gozdz goes over a few things to consider when choosing the choosing the right cooler for you. Gozdz covers features such as size, functionality, insulation and more.

The Princeton Tec Vizz Headlamp features 165 lumens and a burn time of 150 hours.

New Lights for Outdoors

Tech improvements in LED lights and batteries open a new era in lighting gear. The new LED bulbs that manufacturers use in these lights run cooler, use less energy and throw light that heightens color better than conventional incandescent bulbs.

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Great Sun Protection Options

You want to stay cool but you also want to cover up to protect yourself from the sun. That’s always been a quandary for anglers in warm climates. Here are 7 great options and features to look for when purchasing sun protection clothing.

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Wreck-Resistant Smartphones

Handy devices for fishing and hunting, but they need special attention. Taking your iPhone, Blackberry or any other smartphone out on the boat or into the woods does have its advantages, even when you might be outside of a cellular or Wi-Fi coverage area.

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Lumitec Set to Launch Three New Products at IBEX

Lumitec, a leading designer and manufacturer of marine LED lighting solutions, is set to premier three new products at IBEX September 17-19 at booth 2155. Lumitec will also reveal technology updates for some of their most popular lights.

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Garmin GPS Map 741XS

This year at ICAST 2013 Garmin introduced their newly redesigned 700 series GPS/Chartplotter/Fishfinder units. Wes Owen, Media Relations Expert with Garmin International, gives an overview of the special features of the GPS MAP 741XS.

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SPOT Gen3

SPOT LLC. recently announced their new SPOT Gen3, the next generation of the SPOT Satellite GPS Messenger™. SPOT Gen3 offers enhanced functionality with more tracking features, improved battery performance and more power options including rechargeable and USB direct line power.

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PowerPole Micro Anchor

The all-new PowerPole Micro Anchor from JL Marine Systems shares much in common with its bigger counterpart, but has a much different look and comes in a compact (micro) size.

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ICAST 2013: Yeti Coolers “Tank”

Most Florida anglers know the advantages of having a super cooler such as a Yeti, the company who started the craze. As Yeti’s saying goes “Wildly Stronger, Keep Ice Longer,” their new cooler for 2013 is no exception, but serves a little bit differently in terms of function.

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In the Know: Lock ‘N’ Roll Articulating Trailer Hitch

The patented Lock ‘N’ Roll® latching system is designed in such a way that, once the latch plates are in place, Lock ‘N’ Roll® will never pop off like ball hitches do.

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Formex Work Float

Formex Manufacturing introduces the Formex Work Float, made for working on a variety of tasks on your boat, while in the water or on a lift.

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Accon Marine Pop-Up Navigational Lights

Navigational lights are essential to safe boating, but they don’t have to distract from the vessel’s appearance. Accon Marine’s stainless steel 205 series Pop-Up Port Lights, 206 Starboard and 207 Side Lights offer sleek style, while helping owners communicate their cruising direction.

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Rugged Shark Bimini Sandal

The Bimini is a thong-style sandal that incorporates Rugged Shark’s exclusive Shark Grip™ outsole. It’s the same non-marking, sure footed, slip resistant bottom used on Rugged Shark’s premium boat and fishing shoes.

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Hella Marine LED Floodlights and Decklamps

Whether fishing, cruising or docking at night, boat owners appreciate extra illumination on the task at hand. Powerful Hella marine Sea Hawk XL LED Floodlights and Deck Lamps use 30 LEDs to produce a spectacular 750 lumens of light, far more than 55W or 70W H3 halogen bulbs.