System provides forward and below alarms that allow users to select section of the screen 2, 4, 6, or 8 meters below the transducer right up to 200m ahead.
FLS Gold III series systems are economical, fully equipped forward looking sonar systems that feature EchoPilot's unique transflective, cold cathode lit LCD screens that provide exceptional daytime clarity. These innovative Sonar systems were built around EchoPilot's patented Real Time forward looking sonar that does not gradually build up the picture like a phased array sonar. Instead, the FLS scans the whole forward view and updates the screen several times a second. An obstruction ahead of the boat will show on the screen, if the boat turns to another heading with no target ahead then the FLS screen will immediately show clear water ahead.
Unlike the Silver III, the Gold III gives you the option of multiple system integrations with GPS and other onboard computers via the 0183 NMEA Input and Outputs. Also the Gold III display features the repeater option to provide you with longer last visual of the seafloor.
This system is available with Professional or Standard transducers. Choosing the best suited transducer for your boat depends on the hull thickness and degree of dead rise your boat has. The larger professional transducer comes with a bronze 2in BSP thru hull fitting and with 3in of usable threads is excellent for larger boats with thick hulls. The standard transducer fits through a glass fiber Polypropylene thru-hull with 1in of usable thread. Most flat bottomed GRP hulls can take the standard transducer. If you have a thick hull, or a significant degree of dead rise requiring wedges or chocks to keep the transducer vertical, then the professional transducer will better suit your application.
Either system can be outfitted with the optional speed kit which consists of a paddle wheel transducer and thru-hull fitting that provides a complete log with miles, trip and speed in the top right hand corner of the screen.