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 26, 2017 at 9:00am
Units can use overlays to combine features and save screen space.

The big screen advantage

New multifunction displays need more room to do the best possible job
July 26, 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.

Humminbird's 360-degree sonar gives bird's-eye view

This sonar can find fish-holding structure and show you how far to cast
June 23, 2017 at 4:27pm
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.

What’s in a software update?

It’s important to keep up with upgrades for your electronics
May 25, 2017 at 7:05pm
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 26, 2017 at 5:58am
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 21, 2017 at 2:00pm
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 26, 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

Weego's jump starter provides peace of mind at affordable cost
December 21, 2016 at 4:00am
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 18, 2016 at 6:00am
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 21, 2016 at 11:00am
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 23, 2016 at 2:58pm
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 motors gaining popularity

Kayakers can now give paddles a rest
August 26, 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 26, 2016 at 9:00am