Without a doubt (Which transducer?) would be a question i get asked at least a dozen times a week.
what depth do you fish?
what is your target species?
where do you see your electronics package down the track?
I work on the 75% rule, if you fish 3/4 of your trips under 80m why spend $2k on a 2kw transducer when a $400 600w will do it with ease.
Another common misconseption is a 1kw transducer will read better at speed than a 600w, gaps in the bottom layer of picture is air, clutter on screen is noise either introduced by electrical or mechanical interference.
Where to mount it for best reading? Unfortunately what works on one boat may not work on the next. I recently was involved in a fitup to a brand new hull that had seen the transom mount transducer screwed on 4 diffrent positions by the dealer, all positions worked on same hull in different length variations.
Working with our local boat building industry and many passionate boat owners i get to see more working setups than ones that don’t, the ones that don’t is where QME leads the way in custom inhull and transom mount transducer fairings.
If you chasing advice on getting performance at speed drop us a line or give us a call about visiting our showroom and Marine Electronics Installation centre at Brendale.
I will try to cover Marine Electronics set ups, Transducer Installation & keep you all up to date with the latest Industry news.
Ever wondered what that lonely looking “MARK” button does on your fish finder? This easy to install magic little box completes your fish finder installation and brings your lonely, mysterious “MARK” button to life.
With a Markfish installed, the “MARK” button willmake a waypoint or “Mark” on any compatible brand of GPS or marine multi-function display…..
Yes, you can make a few (usually 20) waypoints on your fish finder, but what can you do with them? Not much…
When you press the Mark button on your fish finder, the Markfish gives the waypoint a unique name, and it is then displayed on your GPS.The waypoint location is indicated by the movable cross-hairs on your fish finder, which, if you are moving, will be different from your current location. That way, you can increase the accuracy of your waypoints to ensure you can return to the exact spot at a later time.
If you have an auto-pilot, you can set it steer to the waypoints saved on your GPS.
External Waypoint button input:The Markfish has another feature! It has a Waypoint trigger input which gives you the ability to place a Waypoint button anywhere on your boat! That way you don’t need to run to your fish finder to press the mark button when you see a school of fish, or an item of interest. So, even if your fish finder can already talk to your GPS, this feature alone makes it worth getting a Markfish.
It doesn’t matter where you live
We ship globally, and email you a tracking number (so you can get the jump on your missus by getting to the postman first and not get busted spending her shoe money!!).
Simple, effective and easy to install. What’s that you say? Did you say “shut up and take my money?”
QME is now a proud distributor of MarkFish!
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