New Electronics - May 2007

New Electronics - May 2007

New Electronics - May 2007

Tune-A-Fish
You can't beat the up-to-the-minute weather and sea-surface temps provided by XM WX satellite service, but now you can use those eyes in the sky to find the fish, too. The Fish Forecast upgrade feature from WxWorx that's now included with the Master Mariner XM WX package ($50 per month) provides you with the most favorable fishing locations for a wide variety of species based on the analysis of 14 parameters. Between temperature, salinity, current patterns and chlorophyll readings (just to name a few), Fish Forecast spares you the calculations and guesswork and lets you quickly dial in the tuna-or wahoo. It's your choice. WxWorx; (321) 751-9202; www.wxworx.com
New Electronics - May 2007

New Electronics - May 2007

Talk the Talk
If you ever get tired of shouting at your buddies over the roar of the outboards and wind, save your vocal chords. Piratecom intercom systems (starting at $845) can accommodate headsets for up to five people, but you can do much more than just talk about your fishing spots. MP3 players, the VHF and cell phones are just a few extras that can be connected to the unit while maintaining crisp, clear sound no matter how much you juice the throttle. While already gaining popularity among tournament anglers with larger high-speed boats, Piratecom intercoms can enhance communications on vessels of any size. Piratecom; (484) 220-0477; www.piratecom.com
New Electronics - May 2007

New Electronics - May 2007

Talk the Talk
If you ever get tired of shouting at your buddies over the roar of the outboards and wind, save your vocal chords. Piratecom intercom systems (starting at $845) can accommodate headsets for up to five people, but you can do much more than just talk about your fishing spots. MP3 players, the VHF and cell phones are just a few extras that can be connected to the unit while maintaining crisp, clear sound no matter how much you juice the throttle. While already gaining popularity among tournament anglers with larger high-speed boats, Piratecom intercoms can enhance communications on vessels of any size. Piratecom; (484) 220-0477; www.piratecom.com
New Electronics - May 2007

New Electronics - May 2007

Jam Zone
Sometimes fishing is about peace and quiet, but then again, it's hard to top a reggae track on the trolling grounds when the dolphin are chewing. Providing high-quality audio from bow to stern, the MRD-70 Multi-Zone Audio System ($450) from Poly-Planar integrates AM/FM, CD players and XM Satellite Radio. The system offers independent volume settings and infrared remote control in up to four zones onboard. Auxiliary inputs on the waterproof receiver allow you to connect an iPod, a VCR or a television to the system as well-just in case the clips aren't popping. Poly-Planar; (410) 716-400; www.polyplanar.com