Now here's a question I bet no one can answer, but just in case . . .
I am thinking about acquiring a Lowrance Elite-5 DSI to use on my dinghy
. Despite its pompous name, this is a dirt cheap
device which does depth
finding, so relatively high res picture of the bottom) as well as plotting.
I tend to go far and wide on my dink, which is a rib
with a 25 horse remote
, so is a proper little motorboat. I often find myself going up rivers, and in waters with big tides, you really need to know what the depth
is doing. I have run aground so many times in my dinghy
I can't count them, with the result that my prop is chewed up.
I have done some open water
motoring in my dink, as well -- in fact I crossed the Solent four times in winter year before last.
Here's the catch: I also need a plotter for my snowmobile, and I don't want to buy separate devices. Can these things be used in cold weather
? I ride my snowmobile sometimes in temperatures down to -30C.