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Wheelhouse electronics have evolved with increasing speed in the 70 years since World War II, when technologies like radar, sonar and radio communications began to make fishing more efficient and safer. As disruptive technologies enter the wheelhouse, that evolution is going places few fishermen ever imagined. Wheelhouse electronics are leaving the wheelhouse. On most boats, crew members still get woken up to stand wheel watches when steaming to and from the fishing grounds. They watch the…

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Paul Molyneaux is the Boats & Gear editor for National Fisherman.

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