7 Tips for Troubleshooting Boat Electronics

Are you having issues with your electrical systems and onboard monitors? Electronics are complex systems that sometimes have surprisingly simple fixes. This handy home marine electronics repair troubleshooting tips can help you identify the issue quickly. Here are seven tips, some of them you can do yourself and others you may want a professional like those at Imagine Marine do …

9 Best Deals for Marine Electronics in 2018

With summer drawing to a close, now is the time to find wholesale marine electronics. The season for summer boating is ending, which means great deals for you. With some warm days still ahead, why not upgrade your electronics systems to get the most out of this year, and be ready for the next one? Check out our list of …

Four Electronic Systems You Need on Your Boat

Owning a boat can be a life-changing experience. When you first bought your boat, you probably envisioned a life of freedom and adventure, one where you were free to go where you wanted and finally live the life of your dreams. One thing you probably didn’t envision though, was spending hours upon hours deciding which electronic devices you would need …

What to Look for in Boat Lighting Installations

Some people might think boat lighting is an indulgence, but for anyone who spends the summer evenings on the water, it’s a necessity. Anglers know how beneficial lights can be at night, but lighting is just as useful for the leisure boater. Whether adding lights for greater visibility or purely for aesthetics, there are some important things to keep in …

Speaker Spotlight: 4 Best Sound Systems for Your Boat

When you look at the calendar, you may be thinking that boating season is quickly coming to an end, but rest assured there is plenty of great boating to be had. And, before you start thinking about winterizing, maybe you should really be considering some quick and easy upgrades to your boat so that you can make the most of …

Custom or DIY: The Best Sound System for Your Boat

Owning a boat is one of the most pleasant things anyone can do. Living life on the water and enjoying the peace and quiet of an evening sunset is both refreshing and revitalizing. Adding a stereo system to play your favorite music can only enhance this experience. While some mariners choose to install their own sound system, using a marine …

Best Locations for Speakers on Your Boat

Installing speakers on your boat can be quite easy but getting it right is a little more difficult. When installing your sound system, it’s important to position each speaker carefully, as your music can be easily drowned out by the sound of the boat’s engine. Most marine speakers come in pairs, and most small boats have space for about 6 …

Safe Boating: The Dos and Don’ts When Your Boat is Dockside

Recreational boating can be a great time with friends and family that provide life-long memories. One mistake due to lack of knowledge or poor judgment can change all of that. For this reason, it is very important to know the safety rules involved in boating. Become Educated The best way to ensure boater safety is to become educated by taking …

How Water Affects Sound Waves

Purchasing a marine sound system is not the same as choosing a new home or car audio system. Water and the space it creates affects the way sound travels and can even change the sound we hear. Read on to find out how water affects sound and what to consider when buying your marine stereo receiver and speakers. Space and …

DOCKSIDE AND BOAT LIGHTING REQUIREMENTS

Requirements for dockside lighting will vary by State and local jurisdiction and, whichever is the most stringent, is the regulation you must follow. Boat lighting requirements are under the control of the U.S. Coast Guard. Recent changes to the Inland Navigation Rules make U.S. regulations nearly identical to the International Rules. Dockside Lighting The intent of all jurisdictions is for …