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Lowrance Elite-7 Chartplotter/Fishfinder

$869; www.lowrance.com

The Lowrance Elite-7 Chartplotter/Fishfinder has a 7-inch widescreen color LED-backlit display. The unit has multiwindow capability with a three-panel split screen. Users access all functionality through an intuitive menu system.

Lowrance Elite-7 - click to enlarge A 50/200-kilohertz HDI Skimmer transduceR offers built-in broadband sounder performance combined with proprietary Downscan Imaging, which provides photograph-like imagery of bottom structure. The Elite-7 can overlay Downscan images on the sounder screen to clarify underwater targets and structure further.

Equipped with a built-in GPS antenna, the combination unit is available bundled with Navionics Gold cartography. The Elite-7 is compatible with the Insight Genesis online cartography service, which lets users upload sonar logs to create their own bathymetric contour charts.

Features such as TrackBack allow anglers to look at sonar history, while Advanced Signal Processing automatically tweaks settings for a clear image.

This article originally appeared in the February 2013 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.

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