I am debating what I should use one of my thruhull for, as I am going to upgrade my outdated electronic aboard my sailboat.
New fancy stuff are available. Besides the essential (depth, speed), what good use could I have for an available thruhull?
ForwardScan from Navico
allows you to see in front of your boat. Ok that is great, but limited to 8x (max) the depth
below it, so very low response time in case water
gets too shallow, like when you are navigating in an uncertain pass. Traditionnal way is to have a crew member
check visually at the bow while you are at the helm
, but in murky waters or with the sun reflecting, their eyes dont help much.
Now you have CHIRP and all sort of cool transducers that allows you to see what is going on directly under. We are diving
more than fishing
. I think this could also be a nice feature to check what is down there before anchoring
What option would you choose? (the answer can be "you don't need those stupid things, I won't be offended
Thank you very much for your inputs.