New Electronics - October 2006

New Electronics - October 2006

New Electronics - October 2006

If the chance of losing one of your fishing buddies overboard has you worried, let LifeTag ($685) calm your fears. Manufactured by Raymarine, LifeTag is a wireless system that provides a locator beacon to each crew member. Should one of your passengers take the plunge, the beacon's signal begins to weaken as it goes out of range or is immersed in salt water, setting off an audible alarm on the onboard receiver. You can also connect LifeTag to your Raymarine navigation system, and the man-overboard function on the GPS will automatically trip once the alarm goes off.
Raymarine; (800) 539-5539; www.raymarine.com
New Electronics - October 2006

New Electronics - October 2006

Tugs. Tankers. Trawlers. We're sure you can name a few more obstacles that could stand between you and the fishing grounds. With Garmin's GMR 404 (shown; $3,600) or GMR 406 ($4,400), you can be sure that your boat and any of these hazards don't get too close for comfort. These open-array radar antennas are 4 kW digital scanners with automatic tuning for clarity, as well as manual tuning for custom settings. Both have excellent target separation, and with a maximum range of 72 nautical miles, anything that stands between you and the fish can be overlaid on the chart plotter.
Garmin; (800) 800-1020; www.garmin.com
New Electronics - October 2006

New Electronics - October 2006

There's nothing worse than getting psyched for a fishing trip only to show up at the dock and find that your boat is not ready to go for one infuriating reason or another. Maybe the battery is shot; perhaps someone broke into the cabin and stole your gear; or worse yet, the bilge pump died and the boat is underwater. With the Krill Soft Display ($4,500) you can stay ahead of the game with the capability of monitoring all your boat's systems at the helm or from home, via the Internet. Easy-to-read, color-coded icons give a quick visual of all onboard systems, while numerical values indicate more refined changes. The system can tell you if a hatch has been opened, read fuel and water levels, check batteries and count bilge-pump cycles.
Krill Systems; (206) 780-2901; www.krillsystems.com
New Electronics - October 2006

New Electronics - October 2006

There's nothing worse than getting psyched for a fishing trip only to show up at the dock and find that your boat is not ready to go for one infuriating reason or another. Maybe the battery is shot; perhaps someone broke into the cabin and stole your gear; or worse yet, the bilge pump died and the boat is underwater. With the Krill Soft Display ($4,500) you can stay ahead of the game with the capability of monitoring all your boat's systems at the helm or from home, via the Internet. Easy-to-read, color-coded icons give a quick visual of all onboard systems, while numerical values indicate more refined changes. The system can tell you if a hatch has been opened, read fuel and water levels, check batteries and count bilge-pump cycles.
Krill Systems; (206) 780-2901; www.krillsystems.com