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  1. Garmin 1223 and 1243 Explained

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors

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  2. 2021 Spring Backorders

    A word on backorders from our CEO

    If you have been shopping for electronics, trolling motors, and just about everything else you'll notice just about everything is backordered. It is a real problem. We have altered our way of processing orders to take a two pronged approach to getting our customers the equipment they want in the fastest time possible.  We'll go into detail below. Before that, I want to take a moment to explain the online landscape so you'll know what goes on behind the scenes when you place an online order.

    "We have fully turned our attention to handling backorders in a manner to get products to customers as soon as possible.  A backorder in our system is no longer sitting unnoticed in the background. We have staffed up to ensure we use every available channel to fill backorders as soon as possible.  - Emily Powers, VP of Ecommerce"


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  3. Motorguide Tour Pro Sonar Adapter Cables

    |Here is a list of adapters that the Tour Pro can use to connect the internal transducer to your gps/sonar display.  The Tour Pro must be Sonar equipped. 

    Transducer adapter cables available from BOE Marine  |  Part Number
    Lowrance® 9‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004174
    Lowrance® 7‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004175
    Humminbird® 11‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004176
    Humminbird® 7‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004177
    Garmin® 8‑Pin HD+ Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004178
    Raymarine® HD+ Element Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004179
    Raymarine® HD+ Axiom Sonar Adapter Cable   |  8M4004180
    MotorGuide 15' HD+ "Universal Sonar Extension Cable   |  8M4004245

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  4. Garmin 8612xsv vs Simrad NSS12 Evo3s

    While the decision ultimately comes down to personal preference and personal needs, we offer unbiased opinions using only facts to get you the information you need to make a tough decision. 


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  5. Selecting Cartography for your MFD

    Read more about selecting the correct Cartography for your boating needs.
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  6. What is a Garmin Marine GPS

    Question: What is a Garmin Marine GPS? -  Nick G.

    Answer: A Garmin Marine GPS is a device used for navigation on a boat. "Garmin" is often used as a generic term to refer to a marine GPS because Garmin is one of the most popular brands. These GPS systems generally have a moving map showing obstructions, land, depths, and navigational aids. 

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  7. What is a Fishfinder GPS

    Question: What is a Fishfinder GPS? Dave M.

    Answer:  A Fishfinder GPS is what is commonly referred to as a Combo unit for a boat.   It contains a Marine GPS to show navigation and boat position, as well as a built-in sonar system for depoth and fishfinding. Both wil show up on the screen at the same time in split screen mode, or they can be viewed one at a time in full screen mode. 

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  8. What is Livescope

    Question: What is Livescope?  Jake S.

    Answer:  Livescope is a technology from Garmin that shows live sonar under and around the boat. Instead of showing a historical view of what was under the boat, it shows a real time view of what is under the boat. It is offered with either a thru-hull transducer option, or transom mount.   This technology only worls on Garmin units equipped to handle Livescope. 

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  9. What is a fish finder

    Question: What is a Fish Finder? Walker E.

    Answer: A fishfinder is a device used on a boat to scan the water below the boat for objects and fish. It uses a sonar ping to send a signal downward, then listens back for the signal. This creates am image on the fishfinder screen to show depth, obstructions, and fish. Fishfnders are very commonly used by fishermen to locate fish. They are rated by their transmitting power and screen size. The common sizes are 600W for smaller boats in shallower water. 1kW for larger boats in deep water. All the way up to 3kW for commercial boats. Screen sizes vary from tiny 4" screens up to huge 16" screens. Fishfinders start around $200 and can go into the thousands.

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  10. What is the best trolling motor

    Question:  What is the best trolling motor? - Mike M.  

    Answer:  There are two types of trolling motors for boats.  Stern mount, and bow mount. Stern mount motors are generally just used for propelling the boat through th ewater slowly and quietly.  Bow mount are used for positioning the boat, holding station, or moving around in any direction. Bow mount are the most common.  They are offered in a variety of configurations to suit any boat.  The questions you need to ask yourself are:

    • How much voltage do I need for my trolling motor? - The higher the voltage the more power or thrust they can create.  But you need a suitable battery bank with an onboard charger to create the right amount of volts.  Options include 12V, 24V and 36V.  Make sure you get a powerful enough motor to move your boat based on th
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