“It’s really hard to hide as a fish around Raymarine equipment,” Says Dean, who runs the Raymarine CP570 Professional CHIRP Sonar Module, bringing best-in-class target separation and high-resolution sonar imagery to his Axiom MFDs.
“CHIRP equipment is a game changer, especially for that inshore shallow water... you’re marking individual fish; the stuff’s that good,” he says. “You can count how many fish are swimming around a reef. I’m running four screens up there now, so I’ve got it pretty well covered. I’ll run low-frequency (50 kHz) CHIRP, then I’ll run my chartplotter on my big screen next to my 200 kHz (high-frequency CHIRP). At the touch of the screen I can move them anywhere I want. There’s nothing that can swim under, around, beside, behind this boat we won’t know it’s there. When a fish rolls past the sounder, I just touch the screen and it pops up on my GPS where that fish is. Even if I miss that fish, I can scroll back through the data and through the screen on the sounder... I could have run over a fish five minutes ago and I can touch his position and it will tell me where he was.”
Captain Tim is also an enthusiastic user of Raymarine RealVision 3D technology. “The RealVision 3D is something I never thought I’d see,” he says. “I had heard about this sort of technology, and we’ve been running it pretty solid on the inshore reefs and it just self-maps each time you run over it. It’s building more data into the system and once you get your head around how it’s working, it’s the ultimate game changer.”
“People often ask, what’s the one thing you need to catch the biggest fish that swims?” says Dean. “The answer should be confidence. With Raymarine, I’m confident every time I leave the dock.”