• Marine Electronics

    Getting a transducer to read at speed so your sonar doesn’t lose the bottom can be tricky – here are some tips to make it happen.

    Mounting transducers with a need for speed

    Avoiding transducer installation pitfalls
    August 24, 2017 at 9:00am
    Units can use overlays to combine features and save screen space. The top right window of this split-screen image capture shows the submerged remains of a bridge piling in DownScan detail. The window below it shows the DownScan detail overlaid on a conventional 2D view with Lowrance’s DownScan Overlay feature so you can see the image displayed with both types of sonar.

    The big screen advantage

    New multifunction displays need more room to do the best possible job
    July 24, 2017 at 9:00am
    Combining Humminbird’s 360 Imaging with Minn Kota’s Ultrex motor lets you cast to fish, cover and structure within 150 feet around your boat and concentrate on your presentation while the motor holds you in place.

    Seat of your pants sonar

    This sonar can find fish-holding structure and show you how far to cast
    June 22, 2017 at 9:00am
    Lowrance’s latest software update includes a surface clarity filter upgrade that allows the fish arches in the top third of this screen to be seen at the low filter setting. The previous filter technology would have required a high enough level of filtering to eliminate them.

    What’s in a software update?

    It’s important to keep up with upgrades for your electronics
    May 24, 2017 at 9:00am
    A portable power dolly can park your boat or camping trailer in spots where there is no room to maneuver a tow vehicle without waiting for your neighbor to move his car or waiting for the absent owners of boats and vehicles blocking you in at a campground.

    Personal trailer parking

    Park your boat, camper or other trailer where your tow vehicle can’t
    April 24, 2017 at 9:00am
    Elite Ti units can use this TotalScan Skimmer transducer to provide CHIRP sonar and picture-like sonar views from StructureScan HD’s SideScan and DownScan sonar. It plugs right into the displays; no extra black box is required.

    Serious electronics can be affordable

    Lowrance Elite Ti series sonar/chart plotters
    February 20, 2017 at 9:00am
    This Quatix 3 is in “Clark Kent” trim with its default watch face and black leather band.

    Marine electronics for your wrist

    An overview of what the Garmin Quatix 3 has to offer anglers
    January 23, 2017 at 9:00am
    These jump starters include a set of “Smarty Clamps” with a new pinch-point jaw design engineered to get a better grip on all sizes of battery terminals.

    Portable emergency power for your boat

    December 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    The skipper of this boat probably can’t use his soaked cell phone or his marine radio — hopefully he had an EPIRB or similar device.

    Emergency electronics get faster

    November 21, 2016 at 9:00am
    When looking for wiring problems, you might find trouble on the inside where you see trouble on the outside. Note the broken clamp and wire ties that used to secure this covered wire bundle to the bulkhead.

    Getting wired - Proper wiring for your boat

    Wires are dirt simple, right?
    October 20, 2016 at 9:00am
    Cable steering has always been the first choice where quick and positive maneuvering is required and the new Ultrex has power cable steering.

    The next step in trolling motor evolution

    Trolling motors aren’t what they used to be and that’s a good thing
    September 19, 2016 at 9:00am
    This Helix Motor Drive pod is designed as a drop-in electric propulsion unit for Wilderness System’s Flex Pod OS-compatible kayaks. It fits in a specially designed scupper built into the boat.

    Electric propulsion update

    We can’t just call them trolling motors anymore
    August 25, 2016 at 9:00am
    This screen shot shows Furuno’s Target Analyzer engaged and indicating two red targets approaching. The Echo Trail feature shows the shadowy paths of the moving objects to help avoid the vessels.

    Furuno’s new small-boat radar

    Solid state and state of the art
    July 21, 2016 at 9:00am
    This is a daylight shot of a work barge moored about 200 yards from the Binox unit.

    Digital binoculars for night or day

    ATN’s new ’nocs are smart and affordable
    June 23, 2016 at 9:00am
    CHIRP technology lets a unit show baitfish clouds in an unmistakable manner and easily separate fish from submerged trees.

    Marine-grade software updates on your electronics

    Add features and capabilities, fix problems and increase efficiency for free
    May 23, 2016 at 9:00am