Earth 2 Ocean are a Markfish dealer for Bunbury and the South West
Ever wondered what that lonely looking “MARK” button does on your fish finder?
This easy to install magic little box completes your fish finder installation and brings your lonely, mysterious “MARK” button to life.
With a Markfish installed, the “MARK” button will make a waypoint or “Mark” on any compatible brand of GPS or marine multi-function display.
Yes, you can make a few (usually 20) waypoints on your fish finder, but what can you do with them? Not much…
When you press the Mark button on your fish finder, the Markfish gives the waypoint a unique name, and it is then displayed on your GPS.
The waypoint location is indicated by the movable cross-hairs on your fish finder, which, if you are moving, will be different from your current location. That way, you can increase the accuracy of your waypoints to ensure you can return to the exact spot at a later time.
If you have an auto-pilot, you can set it steer to the waypoints saved on your GPS.
External Waypoint button input:
The Markfish has another feature! It has a Waypoint trigger input which gives you the ability to place a Waypoint button anywhere on your boat! That way you don’t need to run to your fish finder to press the mark button when you see a school of fish, or an item of interest. So, even if your fish finder can already talk to your GPS, this feature alone makes it worth getting a Markfish.
Check out how the Markfish fared when tested with a Furuno FCV 588 sounder and Garmin GPS Map 5012 below.