First stop was a sea trial with Raymarine, to try out the new E7 Hybrid Touch, which is fitted out with built-in WiFi, so among other features; you can view whatever is on the screen on a mobile device, iPad or iPhone. As well it integrates, via Plotter Synch, with Navionics charts between the MFD and the mobile device. But what really caught our attention was the first showing of Ray’s CHIRP fish finder, so new they won’t even release a final name for it yet. CHIRP modulates each sonar ping, producing an unparalleled level of detail and resolution. The picture above, taken form the onboard E7, shows the midrange transducer modulating from 85 to 130 kHz transducer on the left and the high range, chirping from 130 to 210 kHz, on the right. Note the detail in the return near the “20” mark on both screens. It’s an intriguing addition to a surge of innovation Raymarine is rolling out.