Radioworld is hosting our Garmin Day seminar on Saturday March 29th 2014 at 10am. Tim Rockburn from Garmin will be here to present a seminar on their latest technologies including SideVu, DownVu, and LakeVu HD Charting.
This seminar will focus on Garmin’s Marine Inland products like the new echoMap series they released this year. If you have purchased a unit this spring and want to learn more about it this seminar is for you. For those in the market for a new sonar, GPS, or chartplotter this seminar is one to check out.
This seminar is being presented FREE of charge and any one is welcome to attend. We just ask that you register with us by calling 416-667-1000, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, or dropping by the store.
I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to get a day on the water with our Humminbird rep John Noel this past week to learn about their 360 Imaging sonar. My initial impression of the 360 (before I got on the water with one) was it is pricey and too large for most people to even consider. A $2000+ transducer that is almost the size of a 6’ Talon was just too much for me to get over. My opinion completely changed after seeing it in use and how practical a tool it truly is and it WILL help you catch more fish.
Humminbird and Minn Kota have done an awesome job at designing their new Talon/360 brackets. John’s boat had a dual 8’ Talon setup and on the starboard side the 360 adapter bracket was mounted there. With all this mounted to the transom there is no question it is busy looking. However, with all the benefits of this technology that outweighs the downside in my mind.
John had the Lakemaster Chart loaded in his 998c SI unit and we navigated to our first fishing spot a mile or so offshore. Once we arrived we deployed the 360 through the menu in the 998 and began to see exactly how the rock piles on the shoal laid out. The boat was equipped with a Minn Kota Terrova with iPilot Link which makes navigating while fishing extremely easy. Through the remote control we had full access to the list of waypoints in the 1198c SI mounted on the bow. At a low trolling speed we used the iPilot Link to take us from waypoint to waypoint (which were rock piles on the shoal).
I caught a couple of small fish dragging a tube behind the boat and one that I marked on the sonar. John was fishing for bigger bites with a jigging spoon but didn’t have any luck. My eyes were opened to the effectiveness of the 360 when I noticed something off to the side of the boat as we were slowly moving to our next waypoint. I picked up a drop shot with a Jackall Cross Tail tied on and cast in the direction of a rock pile we didn’t have a waypoint on. After my weight hit the bottom I felt rocks and after dragging it a few feet I got a solid hit. The fish ended up being a 3 1/2 pounder that I never would have caught without the 360 revealing that structure in perfect detail to me. I was able to repeat that a few more times throughout the day.
On the 360 there are range rings that show you the distance away from the center (the boats location) so it’s easy to gauge how far you need to cast to reach a target. When you purchase the 360, Humminbird includes a GPS antenna that has a built in compass heading sensor. This is what lines up your 360 imaging with the direction of your boat. When something shows up on the screen to your left it’s actually to the left of the boat so you know right where to cast.
One other thing I noticed about the 360 is that when the boat was stationary the image was much more defined. This is because the transducer rotates which creates the movement you need for high detail images. Just like with side imaging your boat needs movement for the best detail.
If you ever get a chance to see a 360 in action it won’t take long before you too are convinced of the value of having this on your boat. All it took for me was one fish.
On Saturday May 4th 2013 we will have manufacturer’s representatives on hand from Humminbird, Minn Kota, Lowrance, and Simrad to demo their Sonar, GPS, and Imaging Sonar products.
We will have the much anticipated new Humminbird 360 on display and ready to demo.
If you have purchased a unit already the reps and Pro-Staff will be here to answer all of your questions on how to use the units to get the most out of them. These guys are the experts and will show you everything you could imagine.
They will also be here to talk to anyone interested in making a purchase to help explain the differences between models.
The reps will be here from 9:30am until 1pm and we will have small group stations set up for the workshops. There is no charge for these workshops and anyone is welcome to attend. Just bring your questions!
We also have the Hydrowave Freshwater models on for $410 taxes in! The FishHawk X-4 is at $599 taxes in and the FishHawk X-4D is $750 taxes in!
Now if that isn’t enough we are going to have select models from manufacturers on sale like the Lowrance Elite7 HDI Gold for $750, the Humminbird 598 ci HD SI for $840 plus a $100 mail in rebate. All Navionics charts will be $25 off when purchased with a Humminbird, Lowrance, or Simrad chartplotter.
Much of our remaining Ice Fishing stock from Humminbird and Vexilar is on sale and all MarCum products are so low we can’t even advertise the prices!! Email, call, or visit the store for MarCum pricing. Aqua-Vu Micro AV Plus camera’s are on for $355! The full size Aqua-vu underwater cameras are also part of this sale.
If you are looking for a Garmin Handheld GPS or a Nuvi for the car, we have many selected models on sale right now!
There are many more sales available in store and online. Sales will end on March 24th 2013 and some restrictions may apply.
Also, don’t forget about our current clearout promotions on Lowrance HDS Base units and Humminbird 998c SI which we are getting close to sold out on!
We are excited to announce Garmin’s new echo 150 Portable Bundle and Portable echo Kit. This portable solution is perfect for anglers who go from boat to boat, or those who fish from small vessels, kayaks, canoes, docks or even through the ice.
The soft-sided carrying case with rigid support arm fits any model of Garmin echo fishfinder, and includes both a sealed rechargeable AGM battery with smart charger and a suction cup transducer mount with float.
The bundle includes an echo 150 with dual beam (200/77 kHz) transducer. The echo 150 features an 8-level FSTN grayscale display, Garmin HD-ID technology, 200 watts of transmit power and wide viewing cone angles (60°/120°) to help see more fish.
The portable echo kit offers existing echo users an exciting portable solution – just add their echo fishfinder, charge the portable battery and they are ready to fish. The entire kit fits conveniently into a 5-gallon bucket so they can easily take it all with them!
We should have these in stock sometime in November.
We are now taking pre-orders for Humminbird’s newest product the 360° Imaging which will begin shipping in mid September.
The Humminbird 360 looks similar to a radar display as it scans 360° around your boat in high detail imaging sonar. You’ll see a 300′ diameter up around your boat with a single sweep of the transducer. That’s a total of 70,685 square feet of coverage!
This add on transducer works along with your existing side imaging transducer and is compatible with the 798, 898, 998, and 1198 units.
Want to see bottom structure in high detail? Want a large 5″ sunlight viewable screen? Want a portable unit that can go on all your fishing adventures? We have what you are looking for – The Lowrance Mark 5x DSI Portable!
The unit comes with a suction cup mount transducer, portable carrying case, and a 8 D-cell battery holder (batteries not included). This unit is perfect for fly in trips or rental boats. You can also use an optional 12 volt rechargeable gel cell battery.
Regular price is $280, but we’ve marked this unit down to $150 for this sale. This special price applies to in stock units only and quantities are limited. Come in today for a demo of this unit.
The month of January in Toronto marks an exciting time for boaters and on the water enthusiasts as the week long Toronto International Boat Show takes place between January 14th and 22nd 2012. This year Radioworld will be leaving a big footprint on the show as we will be there with our biggest booth yet full of electronics and boating accessories!
You’ll find some of the best deals we have ever been able to offer on marine electronics. We will have our expert staff on hand to answer all your questions and help you select the right electronics for your boat.
Be sure to check out some of the seminars on NMEA2000 presented by Ken Harrison of Maretron and Robin Martel of Actisense to learn more about this awesome technology that makes boating even more enjoyable.
For those of you looking for a portable sonar unit that can be used on the ice and in the boat the ICE 345 and ICE 385 are both models worth checking out. They are in stock and on display at Radioworld. Come on by for a demo!
These promo’s apply to units bought between September 1st 2011 and December 31st 2011.
At Radioworld, we continue to offer our customers the best selection of products at competitive price and the very best available service possible!