The newly designed John Oliverio Signature Series features an all-new lightweight design, with a faster deployment than ever. The in-line circle pattern creates the most dramatic, lightest design yet and the new SS Pump delivers a faster deployment speed regardless the size of the pole. The Signature Series is also the introduction of Power-Pole’s first 4-foot anchor for extremely shallow boats in addition to the standard 6 and 8-foot models. It’s also their first introduction of color to the Power-Pole family, with choices of black, red, blue and white.Nowadays, Power-Pole shallow water anchors need no introduction, as most serious sportsman are aware of the value of this system, but the new SIG series just cranked things up a notch. If you want to make a statement about your commitment to the sport, pick up a SIG series in a color that compliments your rig and turn some heads. Visit the Power-Pole website and read up on the SIG and Pro series. They’re even offering a special where you’ll receive a FREE remote with the purchase of a SIG or Pro series Power-Pole. http://www.power-pole.com/
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The GPSMAP 441s is a compact chartplotter featuring an ultra-bright 4-inch QVGA color display, along with an improved high-speed digital design for increased map drawing and panning speeds. It’s ready to go with an easy-to-use interface and a built-in, satellite-enhanced basemap preloaded with all U.S. coastal areas, including Alaska and Hawaii, as well as detailed charts for the Bahamas. It also accepts BlueChart g2 Vision cards for added features and functionality such as high-resolution satellite imagery, 3-D views and Auto Guidance technology.
Explore the Seas
For areas outside the U.S., the GPSMAP 441s has a worldwide basemap with satellite images in place of more traditional maps. It also comes standard with a high-sensitivity GPS receiver for superior satellite tracking and quicker acquisition times. In addition, it can receive U.S. graphical weather data via an optional GXM 51 satellite receiver/antenna. And with an SD card slot, it’s easy to add additional maps.
The GPSMAP 441s comes with a powerful dual-frequency transducer that clearly illustrates depth contours, fish and structure whether you’re fishing in freshwater or off the coast. It’s also NMEA 2000 certified for easy connectivity with sensors, instruments and future marine offerings.
GPSMAP-441s List price: $599.99 – (Including transom-mount transducer)
Bethel Marine's LOW Price for mentioning you learned about it in GAFF: $479.99
by Capt. Chuck Simpson
Once in a while, a new product is introduced into the marketplace that demonstrates advances in technology, which can actually change the way anglers fish and increase their success. The Rhodan HD GPS Anchor + Precision GPS Guided Trolling Motor displays this type of technological advancement.
Having recently replaced the trolling motor on my flats skiff with the new Rhodan, I’ve had the opportunity to put it through its paces on numerous occasions and in less than ideal fishing conditions—I can't imagine ever wanting to use a hand-controlled trolling motor again. Now I can concentrate on the business at hand when on the water: fishing, photographing, and tending to the needs of others on my skiff. The small key-fob sized remote which controls the wireless system is easy to use and allows me to set my track, program and store routes, activate the anchor mode, or adjust my course and thrust with only the touch of a button from anywhere on the boat. Long gone are the days of fighting with a tiller handle or having to mess with an anchor.
On a recent GAFF photo shoot for this issue (Editor's note: July/August 2010), we fished in a stiff 15-knot south wind on an unprotected west-to-east course in the track mode. We were able to focus on fishing and not fighting the motor. The 24-volt, 80-pound thrust Rhodan held us in position for extended periods of time in anchor mode—when needed—to stop for photo-ops or land fish, and held a true course when under way. I directly attribute this particular day’s success to the motor. Comparably, it made life much easier than my options—a tiller handle trolling motor or the push pole.
I highly recommend the Rhodan HD GPS Anchor and Trolling Motor.
See the video review here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8XhF7ddi-1w