Boaters and recreational fishermen eagerly await summer every year. The weather’s warm, the sun is bright and the fish are biting. There’s no better time to head down to the lake, river or the open sea and enjoy the balmy weather.
So it’s no wonder that so many boating enthusiasts head to any of a number of boat shows across the country every summer. These aren’t just celebrations of people’s favorite way to spend time on the water: they also showcase some of the most impressive new sailboats, yachts and other recreational vessels on the market.
High Tech on the High Seas
These boats are invariably outfitted with a wide range of high-tech gadgets. These machines seemed like outlandish expenses — or even science fiction — just twenty years ago, but now they’re commonplace.
For instance, many modern boats are outfitted with GPS technology. This has made boating a much simpler and less dangerous endeavor: you no longer have to worry about how to read a map or a compass, and you’re far less likely to get lost or stranded.
Your serious fishermen have a device called a fishfinder. It uses sonar to create real-time images of the objects beneath the boat. While sonar technology like this used to only have military applications, it’s become increasingly mainstream, and now boaters use it to find fish. High-end fish finders may have additional GPS features to help boaters find areas that are rich in fish. They may also be able to network with other devices on your ship, or even play satellite radio!
Sun in Your Eyes
Just because the weather is nice, it doesn’t mean it’s great for using technology. All of these devices have an LCD screen for displaying information.
In sunlight, these screens catch the light and reflect it back into your eyes, making it hard to see. With the light reflected from water, this effect gets even worse. Turning up the device’s backlight only does so much, and can suck the life out of any battery-powered device. Sunglasses may reduce glare, but they’ll also cut down on the light you receive from your screen, further impairing visibility.
NuShield DayVue GPS Screen Protector
Luckily, there’s an easy solution. NuShield’s DayVue screen protector is a sturdy, yet lightweight film that fits over your device’s screen. It allows you to read the display while eliminating glare and it also works well if you wear polarized sunglasses. NuShield cuts all its screen protectors to match your screen size. The film is thin and it easy to install.
NuShield already has sizes that fit most of the major manufacturer’s devices such as Garmin, Furuno, Humminbird, Lowrance, Magellan, Raymarine and Simrad just to name a few. If you don’t see a screen protector that matches your screen’s size, contact NuShield by filling out the form on their site. They’ll cut a film to fit your device, whether that’s your GPS, your fishfinder or the LCD TVs in the state rooms, so you can view your screen inside without glare.
The devices on your boat are extremely useful — but you can’t use them when you have trouble reading the screen. With a DayVue GPS screen protector, you’ll protect your devices, cut down on glare, and be able to boat and fish in comfort.