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General Discussion => Electronic Set-up and Installation => Topic started by: Black dog on February 15, 2021, 03:17:00 pm

Title: New boat....anything I need?
Post by: Black dog on February 15, 2021, 03:17:00 pm
Hi there.  Just joined and I’m pretty happy about finding this spot!   Buying a new four winns HD2 OB.    While day sailing around the Meaford area,  I’m old and arthritic enough to move to power.   

My new beast has a few things in the console ...
“Instrumentation, helm: multifunction digital gauges w/hour meter & GPS speed”

I don’t fish but my boat guy suggested a Hummingbird depth finder to keep off the rocky bits.

I carry a vhf all the time on the water.   Anything else?

Just looking for some insight from folks who’ve done it all before. 

Cheers
Title: Re: New boat....anything I need?
Post by: mauro on June 01, 2021, 05:00:23 pm
Yes a good sonar/ fish finder with gps would be very helpful


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Title: Re: New boat....anything I need?
Post by: Canuck on June 02, 2021, 12:48:00 pm
Hi there.  Just joined and I’m pretty happy about finding this spot!   Buying a new four winns HD2 OB.    While day sailing around the Meaford area,  I’m old and arthritic enough to move to power.   

My new beast has a few things in the console ...
“Instrumentation, helm: multifunction digital gauges w/hour meter & GPS speed”

I don’t fish but my boat guy suggested a Hummingbird depth finder to keep off the rocky bits.

I carry a vhf all the time on the water.   Anything else?

Get a Ram Mount for a cell phone and download the Navionics Boating app so you can run that as a chartplotter while using your boat.  That will help keep you off the rocky bits and the shallow shoals that are around that area.
Just looking for some insight from folks who’ve done it all before. 

Cheers