Re: Forward looking Sonar - Amel 54 - Furuno NavNet Plotter Network
Hi Ken. The FLS was on the boat when we bought it. We thought it was pretty cool and we could use it in areas where we were uncertain and therefore give us more confidence in exploring or anchoring areas with changing depth contours. We had never had one before. To a certain extent, although minimally, this was true. We relied on it maybe two or three times. And we did notice the occasional false reading which gave our hearts a jump every so often.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Our EchoPilot unit was 20 years old. The display died and to replace it would have meant switching out everything including transducer, wiring and control head. We talked with all the major guys at the Fort Lauderdale show in 2018. The issues they had, even with their own technology, were twofold. First, rated forward distance capability is not that far (it varies by manufacturer but not by much) and whether you could actually react in time. Second, consistent accuracy.
As with everything, one must weigh the cost vs. benefit. For us, we have been happy to put our money into other things, including new electronics.
Ian & Margaret
Loca Lola II
On Sep 29, 2020, at 2:14 PM, Ken Powers SV Aquarius <ken@...> wrote: