New Electronics - April 2007

New Electronics - April 2007

New Electronics - April 2007

Hard-Drive Hookups
A hybrid of C-Map MAX and P-Sea navigation technology, the P-Sea WindPlot MAX software ($894) is designed for serious offshore anglers looking to take their game to the next level. The MAX features aerial photos of inlets and landmarks, as well as a current-prediction feature that overlays arrows on the charts showing the direction and strength of tidal currents. Bathymetric bottom-contour applications will have you working the right ledge for wahoo, while switching on the night-color screen palette will help preserve your vision when drifting for swords after dark. P-Sea; (805) 772-4396; www.p-sea.com
New Electronics - April 2007

New Electronics - April 2007

Low Beams
It's tough to find the fish without a reliable echosounder, but it's even tougher when your trailer shears off the protruding transducer. If you tow your boat, Airmar has the solution. The 1kW SS164 Tilted Element transducer ($850) mounts nearly flush-the housing protrudes less than a quarter of an inch from the hull. Thanks to rugged steel construction, the Element can sit on trailer rollers without being damaged. The tilted design allows the unit to be mounted on angled hull surfaces and still direct the beam straight down. Airmar; (603) 673-9570; www.airmar.com
New Electronics - April 2007

New Electronics - April 2007

ResQ Me
Dicey weather forecasts got you worried? Throw a ResQFix ($750) in your bag and relax a bit. This 406 MHz GPS Personal Locator Beacon from ACR is the smallest PLB on the market and, at only ten ounces, its light enough to wear around your neck. With one-button activation, the ResQFix transmits lat/lon coordinates should you splash down, while sending out a signal on a SAR frequency so nearby rescuers can home in on your exact location quickly. ACR; (954) 981-3333; www.acrelectronics.com