> ECHOPILOT FORWARD LOOKING SONAR
ECHOPILOT FORWARD LOOKING SONAR
An Echo Pilot forward looking sonar is unlike conventional depth finders, fish finders and sounders in that it acts like an underwater radar system enabling you to see submerged obstructions in front of your boat before you hit them. EchoPilot's patented technology creates a real-time image of the seabed and potential hazards lying below the surface ahead of your boat. Other technologies such as phased array forward looking sonar and conventional depth finders produce images of underwater objects that are many seconds old, meaning you may have already driven over or hit them by the time they are displayed. While an EchoPilot sonar does not show fish like a fishfinder, it will show bottom features and submerged objects where fish commonly reside. By pivoting your boat in a circle, your EchoPilot can quickly scan an area greater than the size of a football field in all directions around your location; enabling you to find submerged features attractive to fish. Scanning an area this large with a conventional fish finder would take a lot of time and be very difficult to do, so in this way an EchoPilot can help find fish you may otherwise miss. All display units include flush mounting kit and cables; and all Transducers ordered as an option with a Forward Looking Sonar unit will include through hull skin fittings.