New W S is the fastest way
to make strong, lasting, waterproof repairs with epoxy. The dual-chambered, self-metering cartridge fits into any standard caulking gun.
The static mixer delivers fully mixed, thickened W S epoxy
in the amount you need for the job at hand. No waste. No mess.
Six10 is uniquely formulated as a superior gap filling marine
adhesive with the ability to wet out fiberglass, carbon fiber and
other reinforcing materials. You can also use it to fill minor
imperfections or apply it as a protective coating.
Six10® Thickened Epoxy Adhesive
Ready to use
and easily stored
with your gear, Six10
comes in a 190 ml
cartridge, available for
around $22 from your local
W S dealer.
To learn more about Six10
or find a dealer near you,
Don’t let minor repairs limit
your time on the water
Perfect epoxy for
an imperfect world
depths while maintaining excellent detail. In
this case, stated high-def detail range is 3,500
feet. The SonarHub costs only $599 for HDS-compatible systems, but you’ll have to spend
up to $1,600 on transducers to use the system to its fullest abilities. www.lowrance.com
Garmin is seeing things differently this
year – literally. With SideVü and DownVü,
they’re introducing their own take on high-res down- and side-scanners. SideVü and
DownVü will be available on stand-alone
fishfinders (a new echo dv series) as well as
compatible echoMAP units and via the new
GCV 10 CHIRP-equipped sonar black-box
(compatible with echoMAP 70, GPSMAP
700, 800, and 1000 series). GPSMAP 500
and 700 series units will be compatible with
a software update. Garmin just released this
news so we haven’t tested these units in
action yet; stay tuned for deeper info after we
get our hands on one soon.
Of course, transducers have a huge impact
on just how your sonar performs. And Airmar
has a new line of Wide Beam “pucks” that
will change your view at the helm. These
are CHIRP-capable, and all will have a 150-
kHz to 250-kHz spread; some models will
add low-frequency ability, as well. The key
feature, however, is beam angle. While most
high-frequency CHIRP transducers have an
eight-degree beam angle that can change
with frequency, this new line widens the view
out to a 25-degree beam angle throughout
the frequency range. Transom, pocket, thru-
hull, in-hull, and tank mounting options
will be available. Accordingly, price will vary.
Also meriting some attention, even if they
aren’t easily categorized, are some other elec-
tronic devices new to the market this year.
KEP has a keyboard, the Time Zero, designed
for use with Furuno’s Time Zero black-box
software. It allows for easy integration with
accessory systems like radar or sounders, is
completely water- and weatherproof, and can
be mounted horizontally or vertically. $740.
Music lovers will be interested in the
SonicHub UNI-dock, for Lowrance and
Simrad systems. This plug-and-play SonicHub
add-on accepts Apple 30-pin, Apple
Lightning, and micro USB connections, so
you can plug your favorite device into the
system and jam out – as you charge your
phone or music player at the same time.
Lenny Rudow is also an editor for Boats.com
A Spotlight Scan trolling-motor-mounted transducer
will produce an image of
what’s in front of your boat.