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Tuesday Tech Tip: Sounder Basics

Today’s Tuesday Tech Tip: Sounder Basics This is a long one, where we go into detail about interpreting the sonar screen, using functions such as gain, choosing a frequency, and the benefits of down-scanning &; side-scanning sonar....

April 7, 2022

Tuesday Tech Tip: Proper Transducer Placement

Tuesday’s Tech Tip: Transom Transducer Placement. Wherein we look at some examples of both good and bad transducer installs, and what to look out for to get the most out of your transducer....

April 6, 2022

Tuesday Tech Tip: Grounding your unit

Tech Tip Tuesday: If you have a Furuno FCV fishfinder and are fishing in reasonably deep water, make sure you earth out the sounder correctly – it can have a marked difference to the sounder performance! On the FCV62* and FCV58* units, there is a machine screw which is the earthing point on the back of the unit, just below the power connector.https://www.facebook.com/watch......

April 5, 2022

Auckland on Water Boat Show 2016

We recently went and visited some of our suppliers at the Auckland On Water Boat Show, to find out about what’s new and what’s up and coming in the world of marine electronics. Watch the video below to see the highlights from Garmin, Furuno, Fusion and Lowrance....

April 2, 2022

QuickDraw Contours: Setting Install Depth and Tide Offsets (Using Panoptix)

We recently had the chance to get out on the water and do some decent testing with the QuickDraw software and a Garmin Panoptix transducer. This video also covers some aspects of set up that you’ll need to do before creating your own charts, such as setting install depth and tide offsets.Needless to say we are blown away with how well these two technologies work together and look forward having more of a play....

April 1, 2022

Easter hours

Happy Easter everyone! We will be closed for the whole weekend but will be back and rearing to go on Tuesday!...

March 31, 2022

Quickdraw Contours – Update Now Available!

Great news for Garmin users! The much anticipated Quickdraw Contours update from Garmin is finally here. We had the chance to test the update before release, and we have to say, this new feature is amazing. Quickdraw Contours is a free update which allows you create your own charts of the sea or lake floor using your Garmin sounder and transducer, which updates live while you fish. This is especially useful for lake fishers as it allows you to map out your own favourite fishing spots where other...

March 30, 2022

Customer Screenshots

Here are some screenshots that have been submitted by customers as part of our screenshot cashback promotion. It’s always good to see satisfied customers getting the most out of their gear and we’re constantly stoked to see you guys out there putting it to the test! (Remember, if you purchased a fish finder from us between 1/11/12 – 15/12/15 and you send us a screenshot of your unit in action, we will give you a $15 cashback)...

March 29, 2022

Our Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

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March 28, 2022

Get Some Money Back This Festive Season

Great news! If you purchased a Fishfinder from us between 1/11/12 and 15/12/15, send us a screenshot of the unit while it’s in use on the water and we will pay you $15. Simply email the screenshot or photo (along with proof of purchase) to sales@baymarineelectronics.co.nz  to claim the cashback reward. Super simple! *Terms & Conditions: Offer valid for all GPS & fish-finder products purchased from Bay Marine Electronics between 1st November 2012 and 15th December 2015. Proof of purch...

March 27, 2022

Furuno Gets Bathy Charts

Furuno’s GP1870F and GP1670F plotter/sounder combos are now shipping with the C-Map 4-D Bathymetric chart. These charts are not based on the older bathy information which other bathy charts are based on, but instead are based on a much more recent Navy survey. The improvement in detail and accuracy is noticable. To celebrate, until 8th Jan 2016 special pricing applies to these models including a Transom Transducer and NZ Chart with Bathy Data.GP1870F-DT-NZ $1099GP1670F-DT-NT $ 849 Madness. Jus...

March 26, 2022

Labour Day

We will be closed for Labour day weekend this year, so if you need it done, do it this week!...

March 25, 2022

Fathers Day

Fathers Day is nearly here and to celebrate, Garmin are offering a FREE GPS WATCH worth a staggering $649 with every GPSMAP7400 series purchased before 13 September, or until the Quatix watches run out!...

March 20, 2022

Yay for skiving off work!

I mean testing, yes testing…....

March 19, 2022

VHF Frequencies Changing

Recently Radio Spectrum Management announced the Marine VHF channels will be changing at the end of 2016 . So what does it mean for you and your existing VHF? So far we don’t have all the information, but here is an overview of how we expect your radio to perform after the change: Existing Channels 1-18 , 27-77: NO CHANGE – You will be able to use your radio as you have been for any of these channels Existing Channels 20-23: You will still be able to recieve Now Casting weather by tuning to ...

March 17, 2022

Prices keep falling

The managers at Furuno, Garmin and Lowrance mustn’t be checking the exchange rate cause they keep on dropping the prices! Its a great time to take advantage of the fantastic prices before they figure out they’re shafting themselves....

March 16, 2022

GPSMAP7400 series with GT51

Finally had a chance to get some video shot of the new 7400 series from Garmin. Very impressive!...

January 11, 2022

See us at the Hutchwilco Boat Show

Well the Hutchwilco Boat Show is just around the corner and this year we have been invited aboard 2 stands! We will be at the Furuno stand on the Thursday and Friday – and at the Garmin stand for the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Its a perfect oportunity to come down and check out the latest gear! More importantly we will have full access to Boat Show specials from both brands at our store in Tauranga! The Furuno TZT 2 will be on show at the Furuno stand – its a great step up from t...

January 10, 2022

echomap 75sv

Well we’ve been “busy” going for joyrides around the harbour “testing’ the new echomap range. It works great!...

January 9, 2022

GARMIN 2015 new releases – CHIRP, CHIRP, CHIRP

This time of year is always exciting – the weather’s good, game fish abound and the tech companies are releasing new product lines. WE LOVE IT !We have just had a sneak preview of Garmin’s new plotter/sounder combo’s, and as usual we’re keen to get out and test them. The buzz-words at the moment are CHIRP and SIDESCAN.Back in 2012, we predicted a CHIRP revolution, and that is being proven the case, with all the major companies getting into it. Now Garmin has also built SIDEVU (sidescan...

January 7, 2022

Boat Expo 2014

Its that time again! Tauranga Boat Expo Time! Come and see us for a fantastic range of awesome specials!...

December 27, 2021

Awesome Prize!

How would you like to win an AWESOME Garmin GPSMAP 1020xs? There’s one up for grabs at the upcoming Top Catch Heavy Metal Jigging Tournament, November 15-`16, at the Tauranga Sport Fishing Club (Inc.). Its gonna be great!...

December 23, 2021

Lowrance releases colour fishfinder for under $200

Lowrance today announced the elite 3x, which is a 3.5 inch colour 180W sounder. Fairly standard so far, in fact it is exactly the same as the lowrance elite 4x, the noticable difference? the price – these units have a recommended retail price of less than $200. Crazy pricing!...

December 20, 2021

NMEA2000. Simple.

NMEA2000 is a common language which is used by a number of manufacturers to communicate various bits of data between units. You can do some amazing things with NMEA2000, and the best part is that putting together a system is as easy as playing with lego. What is NMEA2000?NMEA2000 is the marine version of CANBUS, the same system which is used in your car to control things like air-conditioning or the GPS. In marine format, it usually has standardised connectors, and generally uses standard senten...

December 2, 2021

Garmin CHIRP Performance

We’ve just had an update from Ben Pokaia – Nomad Sportsfishing NZ – who has recently had a GPSMAP8015 and GSD26 Chirp unit installed on his boat. According to Ben “1k chirp is the best sounder I have used and seen” , A big call from arguably the best king fisherman in the country, but as you can see from the pictures below that’s no exageration!...

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