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Wireless Wassp Mini hydro Elite fish finder Full throttle La-z -boat MERCURY’S NEW-LOOK HELM SUITE is complete, with the release of the new Digital Throttle and Shift (DTS) single and double handle control boxes to suit four-stroke Verado outboards as well as selected MerCruiser and Mercury Diesel engines. The new throttle systems allow the control of multiple engines individually or all at once, with a neutral light to show when the prop shaft is engaged. They are installed with a docking mode, which reduces throttle sensitivity by 50% to make fine adjustments even easier. Controlling multiple engines is made simpler with the shadow and single-lever mode, which connects all engines to two or one throttle, and the engine sync function automatically syncs the revs of all engines when within 1000 revs of each other. Mercury Marine www.mercurymarine.com HONDA’S NEW BF80 and BF100 deliver new levels of performance in their sectors by utilising Honda’s world renowned technologies. With a lightweight and compact design these new engines will provide optimum levels of performance while ensuring best fuel economy. They boast BLAST (Boosted Low Speed Torque), Lean Burn Control technology, VTEC (Variable Valve Timing and Lift Electronic Control). They also offer Honda’s trolling control, allowing precise slow speed with automatic adjustments in 50rpm increments – ideal for certain types of fishing and slow speed manoeuvres. Honda Marine www.hondamarine.co.nz WASSP-WIRELESS IS DESIGNED to address one of the biggest concerns held by large vessel captains: underwater obstacle avoidance. When navigating unknown waters or where marine charts lack sufficient detail, WASSP-Wireless eliminates risk. Installed in the tender or support vessel of a superyacht, the WASSP-Wireless system uses a WiFi radio link to send a sea floor map back to the superyacht’s bridge system – all in real-time. Using a wide angle, multi-beam transducer, WASSP-Wireless quickly and accurately covers the seafloor. With one pass at a depth of 20m, WASSP-Wireless will map a swath over 60m wide using 112 sonar beams and renders an information-rich 2D or 3D real-time image on the bridge. Electronic Navigation Ltd 09 373 5595 www.enl.co.nz CHANDLERY ULTRAFLEX’S GOTECH STEERING SYSTEMS bring all the advantages of hydraulic steering to powerboats with outboards up to 115hp. These are a brilliant option for owners looking to upgrade their smaller or mid-sized powerboats from an old cable steering system to a new hydraulic one, with fingertip control. The new models are reliable and affordable with just three components, and simple to install. Every Ultraflex GOTECH steering system comes as a complete kit with the helm, cylinder, oil and a 6m hose kit. To make installation even easier, the hoses have one end already swaged, so owners can cut the hose to the required length and terminate with the ends supplied. Lusty and Blundell 09 415 8303 www.lusty-blundell.co.nz LOWRANCES’ NEWEST ADDITIONS are the Elite-4 and Mark-4 Hybrid Dual Imaging (HDI) series. The new HDI units feature a built-in GPS antenna, high-definition mapping options, and the Lowrance-exclusive Hybrid Dual Imaging technology that combines broadband sounder and downscan imaging for the best possible view beneath your boat. Replacing previous Lowrance Elite-4 and Mark-4 models, the displays have 70% more pixels and 36% more useable screen area. Exclusive TrackBack functionality allows anglers to scroll back in recorded sonar history to review structure, transitions and fish targets, and pinpoint locations with a waypoint (on chartplotter models). Available in fishfinder-only, chartplotter- only (HD) and fishfinder/chartplotter combo models. Electronic Navigation Ltd. 09 373 5595 www.enl.co.nz newgear IF YOU’RE SPENDING LARGE amounts of time at the helm of your boat, you might as well do so in comfort. The Vetus Master seat boasts excellent cushioning and ergonomic armrests and is mounted on a robust, stainless steel frame. It is available in a stylish modern cream colour, as well as in the traditional blue and white. Owners can also customise their seating options by matching any of the V-quipment seats, all of which are upholstered in top quality, all-weather marine grade materials, with their choice of V-quipment pedestals. These include adjustable gas spring pedestals complete with slide and swivel; manually adjustable pedestals; fixed height pedestals and pedestals with seat slides and footrests. Lusty and Blundell 09 415 8303 www.lusty-blundell.co.nz Next generation Hondas 26 Boating New Zealand February 2014 Gear_ Feb14.indd 26 20/01/2014 5:38:11 p.m.
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