The main purpose of the depth sounder is to constantly notify us how deep the water is under our hull and also allows us, to a good approximation, and to locate the best area of the bottom where to drop anchor. Increasingly popular are fishfinders, models designed for fishing that reproduce the seafloor on the screen. By now, modern chartplotters look like navigation instruments complemented by fish finder sounder functions.
Depth sounder: how it works and how best to use it
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