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Old 15-09-2015, 07:13   #1
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B&G forward scan

Anybody have one? I desire to replace my existing depth finder and have a Zeuss 2 plotter and bumped into it's existence.
Now I doubt seriously any consumer fwd looking Sonar could help much when sailing, but this thing might be nice when crawling through shallows or when anchoring? Assuming of course very slow speed and vigilance?
Does it work?
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Re: B&G forward scan

I had an interphase and found it marginally useful for the purpose you intend. I never had complete confidence that it would show everything or that everything it showed was to be avoided. I suspect the B&G version is a substantial improvement and as such, it may be very useful. In that regard, I now have a Furuno CH-250 searchlight sonar, that I adjust to sweep from directly beneath the boat to straight forward, thereby showing me everything between my position and where I am going. Much of the Furuno's complexity (and therefore cost) is the result of its extreme adjustability -- the basic sonar technology is nothing real special. If so, I would think that B&G could set all of the parameters for the use you describe and end up with a very functional (for that use), and easy to use, unit at a reasonable price.
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