Fishing is a great leisure time that many people participate in. Some go as far as to fish competitively which can be an impressive sport considering the variables outside of the fishermen’s control. There are tools that can assist fishermen with their competition like viewfinders that will show the fishermen (and women) what is beneath the surface of the lake. A Chartplotter/Fishfinder (the name of the device itself) can see where fish are and where they were even hours before. If used in combination with each other these tools can assist any fishermen with their technique. A fishfinder is basically a GPS device used to find fish under water. It uses sonar technology in order to see where fish are under the surface. It also uses GPS technology to show the fishermen where they are and where they’ve been. Fish appear as round marks or clouds under the surface of the water. Larger fish can show as a solid color on the radar screen. There is a cone that is in the water that sends out signals in order to determine what is under the water and communicate with the fishfinder in order to show the fisherman if it’s worth stopping or moving on.
This article focuses on the Raymarine A78. This is a popular fishfinder and chartplotter combo from Raymarine. We looked at consumer reviews in order to determine what consumers liked and disliked about this product. We also looked at the technology offered versus the price of the unit, as well as the effectiveness and usefulness of the technology. We also looked at the materials used for the product, as well as the products construction in order to determine the products reliability, durability and quality. This is our in-depth review of the Raymarine A78. We hope that this article serves you in your next fishfinder/chartplotter purchase.
- This product is both easy to use and easy to install
- This product is quite durable
- This product has lots of great features
- This product is reliable
- This product's system instructions are hard to understand
- This product's customer service team isn't very helpful