Boat Outfitting

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Equipping your boat with boat gear is almost as exciting as deciding on the boat itself. Indeed the first boat outfitting you need is the safety equipment. Besides the actual safety devices like life jackets, the first electronic safety item you should get is a VHF marine radio.

Fixed mount VHF marine radios have access to all U.S. and international marine VHF channels. Channel number 16 should be always monitored whenever the radio is not used for communications. Some boaters add a portable VHF radio for backup. They're great in the event of accidental sinking because most are water resistant and can be operated with one hand . Your primary VHF radio should be considered essential boat gear.

You probably know how hand GPS systems are for your car, and they are just as useful on the water. You may well come to think of your marine GPS system as essential boat gear. Many systems record waypoints to help you back to where you started as easily as possible. several GPS devices are sold with built in fish finders, making them doubly useful on-board. A particularly nifty item you might want, or that you might buy as a gift for a fishing enthusiast is a combination wristwatch / fish finder. They cost less than $100 and automatically shut down the sonar sensor when you're not on the water. And yes, they are water resistant!

To make fishing all the more efficient, rod holders and outriggers are great ideas for boat outfitting, whether clamp-on or flush mounted. For trolling, downriggers are available either by themselves or combined with fish finders. They come in a wide price range with many different capabilities built in. This is the kind of equipment that makes boating even more pleasurable.

And of course, if you intend to be trolling, trolling motor is required, and choosing the right one is very important. It will depend on whether you are fishing in saltwater, or fresh water, or both. Even if you intend to fish in saltwater for sevral hours, you need a saltwater-friendly trolling motor. The type of boat you have will also help in determining the best trolling motor, whether it's a pontoon boat, canoe, or Jon Boat, as will your typical fishing conditions, for example: fishing in windy conditions or trolling against a current.

There are also many entertainment devices that may not be essential boat gear, but can make boating even more enjoyable. There are various marine MP3 [hookupsgadgets] so you can take your favorite tunes with you, and there are also satellite receivers for watching television, and combined video/audio systems.

And while electrical equipment may not be as importantas a marine player, it is exactly the kind of boat gear that makes your boating experience much more fun. Circuit breakers, electrical connectors, electrical panels and other gadgets designed for the marine environment are essential part of equipping procedure, keeping the boating less dangerous and enjoyable.

Boat outfitting is a lot of fun, but it is the second most expensive proposition after buying the boat itself. When figuring out the kind of boat gear you need, start with the items that are essential to safety, and then see what extras your budget allows.

 

For more information about all types of Boat Electronics and Boat Outfitting visit eFishbox.com or give us a call at 1-888-470-3864.

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