Held in Orlando each July, the International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trade Show – better known as ICAST – is the largest fishing tackle trade show in the world. It’s also a great place to see the latest in boat accessories, and particularly in the case of new electronics.
A move to align international standards for lifejackets and immersion suits is being applauded by boaters and seen as a positive step toward improving marine safety while potentially lowering the cost of personal flotation devices (PFDs).
Yamaha has introduced a new Talon SDS propeller designed specifically for pontoon boats with midrange power.
Built from polished stainless steel, the new Talon SDS Pontoon prop utilizes the company’s exclusive Shift Dampener System (SDS) for smoother operation by eliminating the familiar ‘clunk’ that’s often felt when shifting outboards into gear. It also includes the SDS hub system to reduce vibration for quieter operation.
Humminbird has released a new downloadable software update which brings new, enhanced capabilities to its ONIX products.
The version 2.700 software, a free download through the Humminbird Select Program, allows existing ONIX units and transducers to use CHIRP 2D sonar technology. With no additional hardware purchase or change in installation, ONIX units with the upgrade provide better target separation and greater image clarity.