30 May 2013

Eager to keep up with advancing electronic technology, Boating World recently took part in another Lowrance training session – this time with Cape Dealer Liaison, Ricky Moss.

Derrick Levy and new sales consultant for Boating World Cape, Victor Skinner, together with Danie from the Super Yacht Nautilus, spent time getting to know more about Lowrance’s  HDS Touch units and the Elite-7 HDI model.

Ricky met them at Boating World’s offices at Nautica House in Granger Bay where he set up his mobile demo stand to give them the latest information and hands-on training.’

He gave a thorough explanation of the advantages of the popular new HDS Touch units on featuring Broadband and built-in Structure Scan. They were amazed to see how the “water is removed from the sea” giving vividly clear pictures of the all the structure on the bottom.

Of particular interest was the video input port- ideal for any camera with a PAL feed – such as

the new infra-red, mini-camera (for HDS-12 Touch and HDS-9 Touch units) great for inspecting big boat engine compartments and monitoring the engines even in poor light.

Ricky went on to show how the Elite-7 HDI series is the perfect hybrid between the HDS and Elite models. Easy-to-use, view and install - with a host of advanced new features which makes it easier to know exactly where to start fishing - anglers can choose either the combo model or standalone fishfinder or chartplotter.

He explained how Broadband Sounder technology marks fish arches and tracking lure action, while Downscan Imaging provides easy to understand, picture-like views of structure and bottom detail. 

Ricky demonstrated how the handy TrackBack™ feature scrolls back through recorded sonar history and those favourite spots which can be pinpointed with a waypoint. He also showed how up to three panels can be viewed at once in split-screen mode to view chart, sonar and DownScan Imaging - all on one screen.

All three enjoyed trying out the simulated units and learning exactly how to operate them effectively