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.
Being out on the water in a boat is one of the most exhilarating and enjoyable activities that you can enjoy. Whether it’s fishing, water skiing, tubing, cruising, on fresh or salt water, nothing beats the fresh air, water spray and the sun.
It’s time to go fishing, so get out the rods, the reels, the boat and the fish finder, pack them all up, and get out on the water. And with all of those things in the boat, the last thing on your mind should be eliminating the glare on your fish finder. Most displays wash out in bright sunlight, making it hard to read the screen and see where the fish are located.
What’s the Answer?
The best was to solve this problem is to install a special screen protector film over the display that will make the display visible again and also protect the screen from damage by the constant sunlight. The reduction of the sun’s glare will allow you to point the boat in any direction, and you’ll still be able to read the screen. How many times did you try to cover the display with one hand while steering with the other? Continue reading Saving your GPS or Fish Finder from Sun Damage with a NuShield Screen Protector
Prior to the late 1990s, or perhaps even the early part of the 21st century, for instance, most ship pursers were still keeping the majority of their financial records on actual paper.
A cruise line’s marketing manager spent a good portion of their day working the (land line) phones in those days, long before Facebook or Twitter have even been conceived. A housekeeping administrative assistant carried her marching orders around on a clipboard, not a tablet computer. A shore excursion manager was forced to find a payphone if something went wrong, and a call back to the ship was deemed necessary. Today, they wouldn’t dream of walking onto land without a fully charged smartphone.
Whether for business or pleasure, it’s vitally important to know where you are when you’re out at sea. Modern navigation systems have made this much easier: You now have GPS data to pinpoint your location, making sure you never get lost while out on the water.
Unfortunately, being out on the water exposes you—and your expensive equipment—to the harsh and unforgiving natural elements. Sun, wind, and salty spray from the sea can take a serious toll on your electronics, corroding the LCD screens.
Sun glare can make LCD screens nearly impossible to see, putting you in an incredibly dangerous situation. While polarizing sunglasses can help protect your eyes from the damaging UV rays and reflections, they further impede your ability to see your navigational device’s LCD screen.
But what can be done?
As the days grow warmer, more people will spend time outside enjoying the sun, sand and water. Boating enthusiasts flock to the nearest body of water as part of their warm weather rituals. Fishing, swimming and other water sports abound.
Electronic Marine Navigation
Before jumping into your boat, it might be time to check your marine navigation equipment along with other electronic devices and protect them from the effects of sunglare. On the water sunlight reflects from multiple angles, making the ability to read LCD displays very difficult. The GPS equipment can also be damaged by salt water and sea spray, and prolonged exposure to sunlight.
The NuShield® DayVue™ antireflective screen protector film has been designed to provide a solution to boaters. It eliminates reflections and glare off LCD surfaces such as fish finders, GPS and other equipment and allows boaters to read the displays even when wearing polarized sunglasses. The DayVue film also makes cleaning the screen easy – simply wipe the screen with a soft cloth and you are ready to go.
The DayVue film has a very low tack adhesive rubber backing which holds it on the screen. This allows for easy installation on flat LCD surfaces and easy adjustment if necessary. It usually takes less than 5 minutes to install the film and push out the larger bubbles. Smaller bubbles usually dissipate within 24 hours.
NuShield offers the DayVue film in sizes to fit any LCD display up to 40 inch diagonal and the company currently has sizes for over 500 different GPS displays. This includes manufacturers such as Eagle, Garmin, Humminbird, Lowrance, Navman, Raymarine, and Simrad fishfinders, chartplotters and other GPS devices.
NuShield also makes the Triple A film which helps to eliminate glare on televisions placed inside larger cabins.
Several boaters have found tremendous benefits from using NuShield’s DayVue antireflective screen protection technology:
- “Once again, I’d like to say a MAJOR thanks for your OUTSTANDING (and quite unexpected, surprising and refreshing I might add LOL) customer service. I’m talking your company up to all my boating friends in particular, as the shield is a Godsend for GPS/Sonar/Fish Finder out on the water!” – Mary Gentile, Matlacha, FL
- “NuShield is a great product. Those of us that use computers and monitors for navigation on the waterways cannot do without NuShield! It works great inside the car when polarized glasses are used.” – MH, Gray, TN
- “…Thought I would tell you that the ones I got for my boat are working great. Less glare and no water spots.” — Kevin Hinkemeyer, St Augusta, MN
- “Great product to use on marine electronics. I have tried several other brands and none even come close to being as effective or ease to install. Keep up the good work.” — Alton Sing, Elizabethtown, NC
- “I installed on my MFD83d I liked so much I am putting it on my fishfinder also.” – MB, Peabody, MA
- “To all the team at NuShield, I can’t believe the difference the DayVue screen has made to my Lowrance display in my boat and have been recommending it to all the fishermen I know in Darwin.” – Steve Jones, Darwin, Australia
Enjoy your water sports, fishing, and fun on the water this summer – but first make sure your electronic screens are well protected using NuShield DayVue.