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Garmin Day Seminar at Radioworld March 29th 2014

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.

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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 garmin@radioworld.ca, or dropping by the store.

-Lawren

 

Humminbird 360 Imaging LOWER PRICE

Humminbird just recently dropped the price on their 360 Imaging transducers significantly!  These are some of the greatest tools out there for the serious angler. I believe Humminbird’s 360 technology to be the biggest advantage an angler can have over the competition because it shows you everything about the spot you are fishing.

You can add the 360 transducer to just about any boat that is running a Humminbird unit with an Ethernet port. They are available in a transom mount version

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a bow mount version that will work with cable steer trolling motors like the Fortrex 

Here is a video I took while using the 360 last year on Lake Erie

 

Humminbird 360 First Hand Experience

radioworld shirtI 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.

S00004John 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.

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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.

-Lawren

Fishing Electronics Workshop at Radioworld May 4th 2013

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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!

-Lawren

Two New Product Annoucements

Radioworld is always looking out for new and innovative products to make us your one stop shop and we have two more great products to announce today.

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doctor-sonar-lowrance-hds-dvd_lWe are constantly receiving requests for DVDs that feature detailed instructions on how to use your sonar, GPS, and side imaging products. Radioworld now has in stock the “Doctor Sonar” line of DVDs produced by walleye pro Doc Samson. These DVDs are the best “How-to” videos on Lowrance HDS, StructureScan, and Elite/Mark units. One of the best DVDs ever made on sonar interpretation is in stock as well. “Understanding Sonar and Interpreting the Display” is a 2 DVD set that every angler who owns a sonar unit should view. This video can be applied to whatever brand you own. These videos are in stock now – Doctor Sonar DVDs.

bass-boat-server-1-gallon_mBass Boat Saver boat cleaning products which have quite the reputation in the industry! We’ll be stocking the 24oz spray bottles, 1 gallon jugs, and even the 5 gallon jugs. We should have these in stock within the next couple of weeks just in time to shine up your boat coming out of storage. If you haven’t heard of Bass Boat Saver here is a little info on the product or you can visit our website – Bass Boat Saver

“Bass Boat Saver cleans, preserves, and UV protects your boat, in addition to leaving a nice, waxed look. Fast-acting ingredients deliver a long-lasting and durable finish. After coming off of the water, apply Bass Boat Saver to a damp cloth and wipe the boat, motor, and trailer, as well as the seats, console, and trailer tires. We have all watched boaters at the ramp use glass cleaner or some other harsh chemical to clean their boat after a day on the water. These products break down the gel coat and clear coat. UV rays from the sun will damage these finishes also. With continued use of Bass Boat Saver, your boat, motor, trailer, and all accessories will retain a deep, rich color and will be protected from the elements. Bass Boat Saver is completely biodegradable and is no danger to our fisheries.”

These are just a couple of new products we’ll have in stock at Radioworld.

-Lawren

 

FLIR Thermal Imaging Now at Radioworld

NOW IN STOCK!!!

The much anticipated line of handheld thermal imaging products from FLIR is now in stock at Radioworld.  We have the MS-224 and HM-224 on display for you to take a look at and see how amazing these products are.  The most basic model we sell can detect a man at approximately 1500′ away and can see a small vessel at approximately 4200′!

As you move up through the product line that increases to 4800′ for man detect and 2.4 miles for a small vessel.  The mid range to high end units also allow for photo captures and video captures on SD cards.  They can also connect to your chartplotter or other monitor and provide a live video feed.

Each unit has can use black as hot or white as hot and marine red display depending on your preference.  All units are IP67 and have a 2 year warranty on them.

Come in and check them out today!

-Lawren

Transducer Shield and Saver Installation

Radioworld Pro Staff Danny Dunn had his Lowrance Structure Scan transducer mounted on the side of his jack plate with the standard mount supplied by Lowrance.  After about a month of fishing his rusted bolt and twisted bracket needed a face lift to ensure his side imaging sonar was performing properly.

Danny’s boat has a 8″ Slidemaster jack plate which makes a perfect mounting surface for the Transducer Shield and Saver mount.  The best part of all is that you don’t have to do any drilling into your boat.  These mounts will use the factory holes on most jackplates.  Let’s take a look at how he mounted his Lowrance LSS-2 10″ transducer with Transducer Shield and Saver.  Notice the before and after pictures…what a difference!

Transducer Shield and Saver has mounting solutions for transom mount and trolling motor mount transducer.  These mounts not only secure your transducer, but they also prevent it from being damaged in case of an unexpected impact.

-Lawren

Humminbird 360° Imaging

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.

-Lawren