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Charting the past: vintage marine electronics
When I started covering marine electronics and other maritime and boating topics back in the late 1970s for National Fisherman magazine, the stuff I'd see at boat and trade shows were a very different dog than what you see today. There were flashing depth sounders and course plotters with mechanical arms that recorded the boat’s track on rolls of paper and. Bulky Loran A units were giving way to somewhat smaller and more consistently accurate Loran C and most electronics were stand-alone devices bolted to the boat’s dashboard.
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