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Magic Ďresetí button a time-saver

A friend called the other day and asked if I would help him change the sonar transducer clamped to the bottom of his trolling motor. He thought he could handle the job but wasnít sure, and since I live a short distance away, he asked for help.Read More...
July 16, 2007 at 11:33 am

Cell phone booster really works

Leaving stress and aggravation at home is standard practice for many of us when we head outdoors, and the last thing we want to hear is a ringing telephone.

On the other side of that coin, cell phones sometimes enable us to get outdoors when we have to stay in touch with home or work, and they are a top method for getting help in an emergency.Read More...
June 26, 2007 at 1:50 pm

GPS makes traveling so much easier

Why would the driver of a car spend hundreds of dollars for a GPS navigation device just to do something that nearly anybody can do with a $10 road atlas? After using a Lowrance iWAY 500c for a couple of years, I think I know.Read More...
May 21, 2007 at 3:04 pm

Avoid spring cleaning for electronics

The whole idea of spring cleaning is impractical in a climate where we can boat all year so it behooves us to knock down those electrical gremlins each time they stick their heads up.Read More...
April 24, 2007 at 9:58 am

Be sure to use right battery for job

Marine batteries come in three types, and they are not interchangeable. Each is designed to do a particular job, and while some can be used in cross-over applications, doing so can result in a reduction of battery performance and life.Read More...
March 12, 2007 at 2:37 pm

Many problems originate with fuses

A discussion on the Internet reminded me of a problem that has been around for about as long as marine electronics. A fisherman asked for help with his sonar unitís erratic behavior, and a predictable series of responses appeared.Read More...
February 22, 2007 at 9:24 am

What do those arches really mean?

Iíve heard everyone from fishing guides to marine electronics salesmen talk about what sonar can and canít see in the underwater world, and the ratio of good information to bad has been about 50-50.Read More...
January 25, 2007 at 2:00 pm

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