Wesmar's Scanning Sonar Has Long Range For Greater Efficiency

The WESMAR SS170 longrange scanning sonar is said to provide the ultimate answer—efficiency— to the steadily rising fuel costs that now comprise 50 to 60 percent of commercial fishing overhead. By scanning around the vessel and eliminating costly guesswork, the SS170 can help fishermen find fish every trip, choose the greatest concentrations, and set their nets for the maximum catch. The unit's 4,800- foot range lets the o p e r a t or search a huge area around the vessel, spotting fish that would not be seen on a conventional echosounder.

Targets are displayed on the easy-to-read, 10-inch (254-mm) c a t h o d e ray tube. Modulated sweep display enhances target identification dramatically. Automatic sector scan will automatically and continuously scan any selected partial sector or surrounding water, essential when setting the net or scanning ahead during dragging operations. The precise tilt angle control lets the fisherman set the exact sonar beam angle successful in previous trips or a d j u s t t h e t i l t quickly.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 34,  Feb 15, 1981

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