Looking Ahead

By | Posted November 2009

The Interphase IScan V90 is vertical-scanning look-ahead sonar, made in the USA. ($2,388) and wherever we go offshore, it's a fair bet that the...

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Apollo II HD and Standard Horizon’s Plotter/Fishfinders

By | Posted August 2009

Apollo II HDOceanView Technologies has added a new dual-sensor camera to its line-up of night-vision systems.As the name suggests, the Apollo II HD is a high-definition version of...

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Raymarine A-Series

By | Posted October 2008

Raymarine has radically redesigned its A-Series of small plotters and plotter/fishfinders, adding AIS tracking, internal “high-sensitivity” GPS receivers, Sirius Satellite Weather...

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Lowrance Broadband Sounder

By | Posted August 2008

Lowrance Broadband Sounderowrance has not lost its innovative scrappiness under Navico ownership. In fact it was the latter's CEO, Jens-Thomas Pietralla, who dubbed the new...

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How's Your "Q"?

By | Posted August 2008

Airmar product manager Mark Reedenaur is showing off the company's floating test lab."Come on, Mark, can't you just tell me which is the best fishfinder?!?" I couldn't help making...

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Raymarine DSM 400

By | Posted August 2008

Raymarine DSM 400Raymarine's powerhouse DSM 400 black-box fishfinder weighs 27 pounds, contains four independent digital sonar transceivers, and can pump up to 3 kW of ping power...

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Raymarine E Series V4

By | Posted June 2008

Raymarine E Series V4 Multifunction Navigation Display SoftwareIt was pure luck that my April column on maintenance ("Servicing the Circuitry") illustrated how easy it is to...

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Raymarine A60

By | Posted September 2007

Raymarine A60The 5.7-inch, dual-function A60 is only a minor model shift from 2006's 6.5-inch A65, but electronics designs can age well, particularly when software and value...

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Lowrance iWay 600c

By | Posted July 2007

The iWay 600c is a navigate-anywhere portable plotter featuring a bright five-inch touchscreen and a 30-gigabyte hard drive nearly filled with cartography. That includes Lowrance'...

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Humminbird 997c Combo NVB

By | Posted November 2006

The new top of Humminbird's fast-growing electronics line seems capable, as deconstructing its model name suggests. SI means that the 957c, besides doing "normal" dual-frequency...

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Furuno FCV-620 Fishfinder

By | Posted October 2006

Furuno’s claims about the benefits of Digital Signal Processing (DSP) in its new 5.6-inch FCV-620—its ability to suppress noise and maximize automatic fishfinding in varying...

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Behind the Screens

By | Posted November 2005

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Gone Fishin’

By | Posted August 2003

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