Garmin probe to see deep underwatwer in front of the boat.
Here is a very interesting probe for those who want to see what is underwater in front of the boat, so as to avoid a rapid rise of the bottom or a rock, it is called GARMIN Panoptix ™ PS51-TH.
Usually the depth sounders give us a reading of the depth under the rear hull of the boat so as to protect the propellers and rudders, but we do not see the depth in front of the boat with a lateral reading.
GARMIN offers us its Panoptix probe for an MSRP price of $ 1999 CAD approx.
Here is a video presentation of this new probe.
Here are its characteristics:
The Panoptix multibeam thru-hull transducer with premium FrontVü forward-looking sonar helps you avoid running aground¹ by displaying the bottom ahead of your boat in real time on your chartplotter. It also includes LiveVü Forward sonar to give you the unique ability to see fish — even divers — swimming in real time under and ahead of your boat with a 100-foot forward range.
Panoptix FrontVü sonar displays bottom up to 300 feet ahead of the boat (at 8 to 10 times the current depth) and delivers nearly instant feedback to give you more time to react. You can be more confident when navigating unfamiliar water because Panoptix FrontVü has a narrow beam forward-looking sonar (20 degrees).
This allows you to focus on the bottom in front of your boat and not be confused with what is off to each side. It also includes an AHRS sensor for motion stabilization that allows you to see what is in front of your boat even in rough water conditions. And all the FrontVü forward-looking sonar image data can be easily shared with other chartplotters across the Garmin Marine Network.
Panoptix PS51-TH features a standard 50.88 mm (2-inch) stainless steel thru-hull mount. Displays depth and temperature data and is compatible with all Panoptix capable Garmin chartplotters. Withstands speeds up to 45 knots, with operation up to 8 knots¹.
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