Buyers Guides

  1. Simrad NSS evo3S Buyers Guide

    We take a brief look at the all new Simrad Evo 3S Series in 9", 12", and 16" Versions

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  2. Garmin ECHOMAP Series Buyers Guides

    The Garmin Echomap Buyers Guide is here. Take a look at this awesome product family with us.

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  3. The Ultimate Airmar Mix & Match Compatibility Guide

    Find your compatible Mix and Match cable!
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  4. Simrad Cruise Buyers Guide 5, 7, 9

    In 2019 Simrad has introduced their new Cruise Series.  These units are offered in 5, 7 and 9 inch versions.  If you are in need of a full featured chartplotter and a capable sonar then the Cruise should be all you need.  And with the low price point, you may be able to get a larger screen size than you could with other units.  The Cruise Series is ideal for boats with simple navigational needs.  Wakeboard boats, small fishing boats, express cruisers and sail boats. 

    Simrad Cruise - What you need to know:

    • They share a similar menu and interface to Simrad top of the line series. 
    • There is an internal GPS antenna
    • The built-in Sonar is CHIRP, it uses the Lowrance Hook2 style plug. There is an adapter available to allow older Simrad/Lowrance 7 Pin Blue transducers to work on it.  The unit will only handle 83/200 frequencies. 
    • A transom mounted 83/200 trans
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  5. Garmin Panoptix LiveScope System

    Garmin recently introduced the Panoptix LiveScope transducer featuring live, real time scanning sonar. Pick your targets and skip waisting casts. The transducer can be mounted on a trolling motor for forward and down views, or on the transom for downward-looking views.

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  6. Simrad Launches New RS40 Fixed Mount VHF

    Introducing Simrad's new mid-level VHF radio, the RS40, newest replacement to the RS35. Simrad decided to take it to the next level with the new affordable VHF which features Track Buddy, Navigation Mode, Built in AIS and the option to add up to two wireless handsets. Purchase your new Simrad RS40 at BOE Marine with expert advice, free shipping, and the best shopping experience.

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  7. Active Imaging by Simrad and Lowrance

    The new Active imaging 3-in-1 transom mount transducer was released this Fall. You can now have extremely detailed, high resolution imaging without losing range. Active imaging bundles CHIRP sonar with the new Active imaging down scan and side scan views giving you total coverage below your boat.

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  8. Garmin 8600 Series Buyers Guide, GPSMAP 8610xsv, 8612xsv, 8616xsv

    Garmin has recently discontinued their proven 7600 Series and upgraded their 10", 12: and 16" units up to their "best in class" 8600 Series standards. Let's dive into these new units and see what they are all about.  This article will only be discussing the 10", 12" and 16" and will not include the larger displays.

    What you need to know:

    • Garmin 8600 Series units are available in 10", 12", and 16" displays, and are offered as a networkable chartplotter or as a chartplotter/sounder combo. The chartplotter/sounder combo models are followed by "XSV", such as 8612XSV.  The screens are sunlight viewable and have very wide viewing angles.   The high resolution
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  9. Lowrance Elite Ti2 Buyers Guide, Reviews, Elite-12, Elite-9, Elite-7

    Lowrance has released what is arguably the best bang for the buck for chartplotter/fishfinder combos.

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  10. Lowrance HDS LIVE Series - HDS-7, HDS-9, HDS-12, HDS-16 - Buyers Guide & Reviews

    The new HDS LIVE Series Explained. Get to know the new units including specs, dimensions, images and more.

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