Eskimo also introduced the Quickfish 2, 3 and 6, all of which are lightweight, easy-to-transport, quick to set up, and incredibly roomy. They use a unique hub system you pull and pop into place, letting you set up in minutes. The 2 is a two-person that measures 60x60 inches with a 70 inch height; the 3 is a three- person that’s 70x70 inches with an 80-inch height; and the 6 is a gigantic six-person that’s 140x70 inches with an 80-inch height. All come with carrying bags, ice anchors and tie-off ropes for high wind conditions. Eskimo also gave the Quickfish a new C style door which makes it much to easier to enter and exit, and have also gone to a more durable coil-type zipper. Suggested retails $159.99, $179.99 and $349.99.
Otter has also taken the Cabin and Lodge from its regular lineup and made them available as a special limited edition. Those models sport two new high-back padded seats that swivel and fold down, plus an Ice Camo 900 Denier poly cover. Both have redesigned frame tubes that are larger and have thicker sidewalls for increased strength. Available options for the Wild and Ice Camo shelters include hyfax wear runners and a heavy-duty hitch. Ice Camo setup sizes are 66x84x70 1/2 inches and 74x98x77 inches, respectively.
Marcum Technologies (maker of the VS460 and VS560 under water viewing systems) has added three new units to their lineup with two LCD displays including one that does it in living color. First up is the VS380 which has a seven inch high resolution black and white CRT monitor with front controls and collapsible viewing shroud. It utilizes the new Manta camera that has “Darkwater Technology” which provides for much improved viewing under lowlight conditions. It comes with 60 feet of cable, soft pack, video out, battery, and two-stage charger. Suggested retail $249.
The VS820 has an eight inch black and white LCD flat panel screen with a resolution of 800 by 600 and has a swivel ratchet and gimble mount. It comes with the Manta camera, 75’ of cable, video out, soft pack, battery, and a two stage charger. Suggested retail $499.
The VS825C comes with the Manta camera, 75’ of cable, video out, soft pack, battery, the charger, but has an eight inch flat panel color LCD screen with a resolution of 800 by 600. The camera is matched with super high intensity bright white LED’s with a dimmer control that are designed to enhance the screen’s color capabilities. Suggested retail $599.
Also available from Marcum is the new Camera Compass which is designed to work in conjunction with an underwater camera. It’s a molded plastic cover with a slit for the cable and a cleat to secure it. You can turn the cover with the finger grips to position it and will hold the camera in that direction. The cover also helps to keep an ice hole from freezing up. Suggested retail $12.99.
The Aqua-Vu Dt-7 with Explorer Lighting has a 7” black and white widescreen LCD that is daylight viewable and has greatly improved nighttime capabilities. It also includes an on-screen digital temp, camera direction, and camera depth. The Dt-7 comes with 100 feet of cable, battery and charger. Suggested retail $899.99