Moose Marine will again be attending this year National 4X4 outdoor and fishing boating expo, From the 16th to 18th of August at the Melbourne Show Grounds.
Joining us on our stand will be Jeanneau boats with their newly released Merry Fisher Marlin 605, as well as the very awesome Raymarine Flir Demo truck.
Moose Marine will be showcasing products from Alderwood custom speakers, Boat Catch, Swinger outriggers, Hella Lights, Simarine and Sarify products.
So come down and say hi to the team and have a look at some of the best marine products available!
Cannon® Modernizes Downrigger Technology with Connected Optimum Downrigger
RACINE, Wis., July 8, 2019 – Cannon®, long the gold standard in trolling dependability and performance, is bringing modern connected technology to the category with its new Optimum Downrigger, which will debut at the American Sportfishing Association’s International Convention of Allied Sportfishing Trades (ICAST). The product brings the One-Boat Network™ to life in trolling applications and fully integrates with Humminbird® fish finders, Fish Hawk electronics, a new mobile app and other Optimum downriggers wirelessly.
The Optimum Downrigger boasts a full-color 3.5-inch display. Whether on wirelessly connected Humminbird units, on the downrigger itself or through the Cannon mobile app anglers can raise, lower and set trolling depths for the downrigger weights through the easy-to-use menu. In addition, the user will be able to read surface temperature, as well as the true depth, temperature and speed at the Fish Hawk probe. This information is critical for an angler to precisely present baits.
The potential of the One-Boat Network is fully realized in this new system, where all downrigger data can be read and downriggers can be controlled from any connected Humminbird unit in the boat. The fact that these connections are all wireless makes installation easy.
“Making reliable downriggers has always been our goal but today’s angler is looking for more connected solutions to make boat management and bait presentation more precise and efficient,” said Brad Henry, Cannon brand manager. “As we explore more ways to bring our One-Boat Network to life, connecting the downriggers to Humminbird electronics and Fish Hawk products through a wireless connection means anglers can spend less time worrying about getting their baits to run exactly as they want them to and more time catching fish.”
The new Optimum Downrigger includes the ability to network up to four other Optimum Downriggers wirelessly, simplifying the rigging process. This wireless network provides the ability to share sonar data across all units and display it on the ultra-bright screen, so you always have access to the critical trolling data you need.
The new downriggers boast 250 feet-per-minute retrieval speed, as well as the waterline zero feature which keeps the weight a set distance below the surface of the water. Sudden stops at ascent and descent points are virtually eliminated by the Soft Stop feature.
When anglers need to cycle the depth of the bait within the water column, the new Optimum allows for presetting depth and time intervals with Depth Cycling to give bait a more natural swimming motion. The additional Bottom Tracking feature adjusts the depth of the weight to automatically keep lines and lures a set distance from the bottom, so anglers have accuracy in bait presentation.
The new Optimum Downrigger is compatible with Humminbird SOLIX® and second generation HELIX® models and will be available in the fall of 2019. Anglers can download the Cannon mobile app online or visit www.CannonDownriggers.com/Optimum for more information.
The Optimum TS Downrigger is built with stainless steel components for saltwater applications.
JOHNSON OUTDOORS FISHING is comprised of the Cannon®, Minn Kota® and Humminbird® brands. Cannon is the leader in controlled-depth fishing and includes a full line of downrigger products and accessories. Minn Kota is the world’s leading manufacturer of electric trolling motors, as well as a complete line of shallow water anchors, battery chargers and marine accessories. Humminbird is a leading global innovator and manufacturer of marine electronics products including fish finders, multifunction displays, autopilots, ice flashers, and premium cartography products.
Visit Cannon at www.CannonDownriggers.com
JOHNSON OUTDOORS is a leading global outdoor recreation company that inspires more people to experience the awe of the great outdoors with innovative, top-quality products. The company designs, manufactures and markets a portfolio of winning, consumer-preferred brands across four categories: Watercraft, Fishing, Diving and Camping.
Visit Johnson Outdoors at www.johnsonoutdoors.com
Airmar, Makers of all things groovy transducer wise has dropped its new165HW transom mount transducer. Filling the space between the TM150M and TM185HW for transom mounters
The 165HW brings the high CHIRP spectrum goodness with 30o average beam angle to the 600w market.
the press release is below. But looks to be available shortly!. Contact Moose Marine today for more info 🙂
Maximize the coverage under your boat and see what you’ve been missing. The new TM165HW features a high-frequency range of 150-250 kHz and a super wide 30° average beamwidth, providing maximum coverage across the frequency band. In addition to improving the performance of Chirp-capable fishfinders, anglers using this new wide beam transducer will achieve three times the coverage under the boat compared to our current high-frequency Chirp-ready transducers such as B75H.
Wide beamwidth, together with the high-frequency range, provides vast bottom coverage and precise fish detection in the upper water column that can sometimes go unseen with a narrow beam transducer. Airmar’s new wide beam format also creates crisper and larger return images on the display.
Press release below.
GME has released its new GR350 AM/FM radio, which…. if you’re in the market for a simple happy go lucky am/FM radio for your boat, is good news!. GME has been progressively evolving its line of marine radios from the rounder early 2000s designs to newer contemporary shapes and features “Such as Bluetooth” over the past few years.
The new GR350 follows that evolution step again, Though this time going away from the traditional landscape shaped “DIN” style to a squarer “dare i say POLK/Rockford Fosgate/JL shape” including a 2.5″ color display.
Other than that, it’s all smooth sailing with your usual standard features “AM/FM, BLUETOOTH, AUX IN” 4x 40w channels. would have liked to have seen DAB+ thrown in.
One thing to mention is that it only managed an IP rating of 57. which I assume is taking into effect the open ports/plugs on the back like all stereos however I would be interested to know how waterproof the unit is from the front. “for wash downs and pool parties and such”
For those that want more features, there are plenty of choices. for those who want a simple decent, easy to install yet stylish looking marine AM/FM radio, this will be a great choice.
Available from August in black and white for RRP $249
Click below for press release