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Exploring with ForwardScan

Avoid running aground with ForwardScan sonar on your B&G chartplotter. We take ForwardScan for a sail on a winter's day...

ForwardScan components

To use ForwardScan you'll need a compatible chartplotter. On Zeus3 or Vulcan, the forwardscan trandsucer plugs straight into the sonar port. On a Zeus²,  Zeus² Glass Helm and Zeus3 Glass Helm, or where the cable run is longer than 12 metres, you'll also need a SonarHub module. A long-sleeve transducer is also available for thicker or steeper hulls.

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