VIBS 2013 - Our Favourite Electronics

Look out for our favourite electronics at the upcoming Vancouver International Boat Show taking place Family Day weekend February 7-11. Lookout for your favourite manufacturers to demo their latest products. And don't forget, come check us out and see what we can do for you.


Bad Elf GPS Pro

PROs:

  • Functions as standalone GPS
  • User friendly control interface
  • Free Bad Elf GPS utility app

CONs:

  • Android support may be limited
  • Small display

Navionics SonarCharts

PROs:

  • Records your sonar log using your GPS chartplotter
  • Revised charts are updated daily and available for users to download
  • Available on iPhone and iPad

CONs:

  • Requires Navionics Platinum+ Charts
  • Information accuracy needs

Garmin GPSMAP 741

PROs:

  • 60% more processing power than previous generation models
  • 10 Hz Garmin GPS leads to very fluid vessel movement on plotter
  • Three mounting options: ball, flush and flat

CONs:

  • No networking (e.g. radar, sounder etc...) on the 741sx model

Maretron DSM150 3.5” Multi-Function Colour Display

PROs:

  • Shallow, flush mount installation
  • Bright 800 NIT display with small bezel
  • User configurable screens

CONs:

  • Does not display AIS data
  • Average display resolution

Delorme inReach

PROs:

  • Two way communication via satellite
  • Pairing with iOS and Android devices
  • Allows preloaded text messaging

CONs:

  • Monthly subscription charges for tracking
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination
  • Cancellation charges for early subscription termination

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