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ForwardScan Long Stem Transducer kit

SKU: 000-13284-001

Know what lies ahead with ForwardScan. This compact transducer provides a forward-looking view of up to eight times your current depth, allowing you to navigate shallow or poorly-charted waters with confidence. Includes a ForwardScan Long Stem transducer ideal for thick or steeply-inclined hulls, plus stainless steel sleeve and blanking plug.
$999.00

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Know What Lies Ahead
ForwardScan uses forward-looking sonar to give you a clear view of the bottom ahead of your boat. This award-winning technology is a powerful defence against running aground in shallow, unfamiliar, or poorly-charted waters. ForwardScan generally offers a forward view of 4-5 times your current depth; for example in 3 metres (10 feet) of water, see the bottom 12-15 metres (40-50 feet) ahead. Under ideal conditions ForwardScan can see even further, looking ahead up to 8 times your current depth. The 180 kHz ForwardScan transducer is designed to minimise interference from common 200 kHz transducers, enabling it to be used alongside existing fish-finding or depth-tracking sonar.

Simple 2D View and Chart Overlay
See a simple, immediately understandable view of the bottom ahead. Bottom Colour Tracking shows the bottom as a solid terrain in an uncluttered, side-on picture. For more detail, you can choose to display sonar returns from throughout the water column; these can illustrate other potential hazards such as dock posts. Perfect for cruising, you can also overlay ForwardScan depth data on charts: Heading Line View uses colour-coded segments to represent deep, medium, and shallow water ahead. Depths are customisable to suit your boat’s draught, and a shallow depth alarm helps to ensure you’re never caught unaware.

Easy Installation and Maintenance
The ForwardScan Long Stem Transducer features an extended stainless steel through-hull sleeve and specially designed fairing block to accommodate hulls up to 47.6 mm (1 7/8 inches) in thickness and up to 28 degrees deadrise. A built-in self-closing valve means the ForwardScan transducer can be inserted and removed from the sleeve while on the water, allowing quick and easy transducer maintenance.

Minimum product requirements

ForwardScan requires the StructureScan® HD port on the back of your Simrad GO series, NSS evo3, or NSS evo2 display.

Key features

  • Simple 2D view of the bottom ahead
  • Navigate safely with ForwardScan data overlaid on charts
  • Look ahead up to 8 times your current depth (generally 4-5 times)
  • Designed to minimize interference from existing 200 kHz transducers
  • Built-in water temperature sensor offers extra value
  • Easy installation and maintenance with an on-water removable transducer
  • Connects to the StructureScan® HD port on compatible displays or sounder modules
  • Long-stem design to accommodate thick or steeply-inclined hulls

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What's in the box?

  • ForwardScan Long Stem Fairing Block