Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Lowrance Elite-5 Gold
Since I bought my boat at the end of 2008, I have found my stock fishfinder located at the console to be a little sub-standard and lacking in quality. It is a monochrome Lowrance X67c model. I recently purchased a new Lowrance Elite-5 Gold color fishfinder/chartplotter form Radioworld at the Fishing Show and I can't wait to install it and try it out this summer.
The new color Elite-5 Gold fishfinder/chartplotter brings high performance and high color to on-the-water enjoyment in every way, and without a high price. You enjoy incredible precision and functionality, in addition to a spectacular new view.
This bundle includes a custom 2GB Navionics Gold micro SD card with Gold coastal/offshore coverage of US and Canadian waters along with coverage of the Great Lakes, Alaska, Hawaii, the Bahamas and over 125 major Canadian lakes.
The brilliant 5 in./12.7 cm, 480x480 pixel SolarMAX™ 256-color TFT display has unmatched screen brightness, contrast, resolution and viewing detail at wider angles and in bright sunlight. Adjustable screen and keypad backlight improves usability and visibility day or night.
The 500W RMS sounder reaches depth of 1,000'/305 m with its dual-frequency 83/200 kHz Skimmer® transom-mount transducer with internal temp sensor and up to 120˚ of wider sonar coverage. Unique TrackBack™ feature offers immediate scroll-back to review multiple pages of fishfinder history.
The internal 16-channel GPS antenna provides great WAAS+EGNOS+MSAS precision for navigation. And an external antenna option is also available for customized applications. A waterproof microSD memory card slot is fully compatible with Fishing Hot Spots® Pro USA, LakeMaster®, and Navionics® mapcards in the micro SD format for U.S. anglers. Built-in memory allows for up to 3,000 waypoints, 100 routes/100 waypoints per route and 100 retraceable plot trails/up to 10,000 points per trail.
All of this, packaged with easy-to-use menus with Advanced Mode to expand features selection. An all-new case/mounting design provides for easy one-hand tilt/swivel view adjustment, removal and re-install - even fits same cut-out for previous 5 in./7 cm models for in-dash installations. And a new uniplug 1/4-turn connectors are compatible with earlier Lowrance uniplug installations to simplify upgrades to any new Elite model.