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  1. i will surely do - thanks
  2. Agree that this is useless in known water, but the topic here was about unknown water. We spent 2 weeks on the boat, in Georgian bay, outside of the known perimeter. Staying in the channel, with marker, well documented in charts and GPS is totally fine, but not when to start to explore and go anchoring in some bays Georgian bay has really dark water and not question about good sharp eyes or not, you see nothing.
  3. Thank you for your comment but not sure how it is helping anything here.... No one is saying that good preparation, going slow in unknown water or circumstance(are you really going 35 plus at night? just another technology to help navigating from my perspective, like by depth sounder, compass or else...
  4. Thank you Richard and others for the links and feedback. This is exactly what I was looking for. Our need of a front sonar is mainly when we go out of the main channel, where nothing is specify on the charts, or GPS. We always prepare the navigation before firing the engine, but some nice bays in Georgian are tricky, and not well marked. We avoided them this year but saw some boats there. Some of the couple we met recommended the front sonar And of course, exploration means low speed Looks like this will be my winter project and one of the item on my boat show list!
  5. Thanks Phillbo, will share here if I found something
  6. Hi all, Enjoying some really good time in Georgian Bay. First time and wonder why we waited such time before doing this. When staying in channels, all is fine. But when you want to explore, or access some special bays, you can see rocks and smell the danger. Someone recommended us a bow sonar, to have a clear view of what is underneath when leaving the channel. Does anyone have some, did any research or have any recommendation? We have a garmin GPSMap 721 - anything I can plug in or separate? Thank you!
  7. Hi all, Anyone saw them at a boat show - missed them in Toronto. Any feedback on this system Thank you all!
  8. LOL 5 sea doos wow! we checked with the dealer when buying this toy and they are going to put a valve to avoid water into cylinders while towing. Just need a trick to remember to switch it back when having fun with it
  9. Hello all! Back from the Toronto boat show... with a seadoo :):) planning to have fun around the marina but would like to tow it too on the lake and trent severn river. I saw a nice system Towdster ( but this is only US and didn't find any here in Ontario. Does anyone have some experience? Ultimate project for the summer is to use the pic to flyboard :):) - Thank you !!!
  10. LMAO!!!! yes we are on Simcoe lake and use to trip on the Severn trent river, south or north. unfortunately wife doesn't like to have a RIB permanent on the stern of the boat, plus no more access to the swim platform for kids. for a couple of trips a year, hard sale. I looked at the seaweed davit, which allows to have the dinghi kept horizontal, and offset of the swim platform, but quite expensive
  11. Will be using the RIB once or twice a seasons during big trip. I looked at various davit system (prefer the seaweed actually) but not sure I want to have this on my boat permanent for my only usage
  12. We are boating in Canada, greater lakes and river, so if we have to abandon ship, will just swim to shore But I think I get your point, which was actually one of my concern too
  13. Dear all, Here is the winter challenge After looking at various options, we do not think we will put a davit and RIB on our swim platform. Our key needs is to be able to get out to explore when we are on boat trip, without moving the big boat. So we are thinking about a seadoo for the marina (more fun) and an inflatable for the boat, we could deflate and store in our engine compartment. is doing some, and looks like it would fit there Appreciate anyone feedback or comments, or other ideas! Thank you
  14. LMAO!!! didn't know chaparral was doing this kind of boat!! can also put my 2 seadoos lol
  15. Thank you that helps for the thinking my wife doesn't like when it is vertical or laying on the stern - so the horizontal system