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Genetron Chat 7-19-00

*ebijack -  Please Welcome our host tonight RICHARD KNUTSON!!!!!!

*ebijack -  clap clap clap

*Driftr -  Welcome richard !!!!

*ebijack -  richard, how about starting us off with a bit of your backround

*GENETRON -  THE APPLAUSE IS DEAFENING

*GENETRON -   I have been involved in sportfishing all my life

*ebijack -  richard, how did you get started with genetron

*GENETRON -   i am a charterboat captain

*GENETRON -  14 years ago

*ebijack -  where do you charter richard

*GENETRON -  L.O.W.

*ebijack -  richard, how long have you been using genetrons

*GENETRON -  COAST GUARD CAPTAIN TOO

*GENETRON -  17 YEARS

*ebijack -  richard, what's the biggest advantage you find using the genetron units

*GENETRON -   THE ORIGINAL COMPANY HAD MONEY PROBLEMS SO I BOUGHT IT

*ebijack -  wow, when did you purchase the company

*GENETRON -   THE GENETRON HAS 20 TIMES THE RESOLUTION OF LCD UNITS

*GENETRON -   14 years ago

*ebijack -  richard, from what i've been told, the genetron units don't read well above 30 mph

*Driftr -  then they are 4800 pixels

*GENETRON -  i just went out with john phillips  ranger 620 63 mph read fine

*GENETRON -   there are no pixels

*ebijack -  has there been any new advancements in the past couple years to the genetron units

*GENETRON -   it is a high resolution crt

*GENETRON -   the latest was N.S.S. DUCERS

*ebijack -  please explain

*GENETRON -   NOISE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM

*ebijack -  richard, what is the price range on the genetron units

*GENETRON -   they are made by AIRMAR

*GENETRON -   SUG RETAIL $2500

*ebijack -  richard, any chance of adding GPS to your units

*GENETRON -  no we donít believe in putting them together if one fails they both go

*ebijack -  richard, how many transducers does the genetron use

*GENETRON -  2

*GENETRON -   a super wide 72 and a narrow 14

*ebijack -  richard, is it possible to use a splitter and run transducers off the back of the boat  off the transom and the trolling motor

*Driftr -  all in the same unit or separate

*GENETRON -  yes the unit comes standard with one

*ebijack -  i have to admit, the genetron is a bit pricey for the average fisherman

*GENETRON -  not really

*GENETRON -   the cost of everything is high

*GENETRON -   a good boat is sky high

*ebijack -  lcd is no where near $2500

*Chairman -  After a 20-30,000 boat what is another couple of grand for quality equipment that will catch you fish

*ebijack -  :)

*GENETRON -    the sonar is the most important thing on your boat

*ebijack -   i take it you use genetron bruce?

*GENETRON -   i think one should read the latest issue of in-sider

*Driftr -  gas is important too!

*ebijack -  richard, is the main color on the screen still yellow?

*Chairman -  I have for several years ebi and rate it highly

*GENETRON -  bill diedrich pretty much tells you how poor lcds really are

*GENETRON -   no it is now green

*ebijack -  richard, where are the dealers for genetron units and repair places

*GENETRON -  there are some dealers like algona marine

*GENETRON -   repair is here

*ebijack -  richard, do you have a web site?

*GENETRON -   no

*GENETRON -   many people deal factory direct

*ebijack -  you recommend factory direct?

*GENETRON -  if we donít have a dealer in an area then we do

*ebijack -  were can folks look to find if they have a dealer near them

*GENETRON -   call us

*ebijack -  ok...number please  :)

*ZachB(WI) -  What makes the Genetron better other than the output (crt vs lcd), what makes it better than a si-tex video??

*GENETRON -  701-298-0900

*GENETRON -   ours is not color

*ZachB(WI) -  is that better...easier to decipher?

*GENETRON -   color units are impossible to see in the sunlight

*ebijack -  richard, how does it separate fish/weeds etc if not color

*ZachB(WI) -  ok

*GENETRON -    a color unit does not have the resolution that a monochrome unit has

*GENETRON -   16 levels of quantization

*ebijack -  richard, how many dots per inch on your monitors

*ZachB(WI) -  what about an LMS-350, what is the advantage over an lms other than display type?

*GENETRON -   you do not measure by dots

*GENETRON -   you measure by pitch

*ebijack -  richard, what kind of power does the genetron use

*GENETRON -   im trying to keep up

*ebijack -  no problem rich

*GENETRON -    15 watts in shallow water

*ebijack -  15? and you can separate fish in the weeds?

*GENETRON -   we firmly believe that high power spooks fish

*GENETRON -   yes

*ebijack -  richard, how are weeds and fish marks shown on your crt

*GENETRON -   high power is very misleading in sonars

*GENETRON -  weeds will be a lighter green

*ebijack -  why do you say that about high power

*GENETRON -   give me time to answer this one

*ebijack -  no problem

*GENETRON -    the listening capability  gain is the most important

*GENETRON -   the GENETRON has the best receiver in the industry

*GENETRON -   that is why the GENETRON also works in air

*ebijack -  300 watt lowrance flasher vs a 600 watt Lowrance flasher in say 15ft of water shows a difference in what it can read in the weeds

*ebijack -  so does a higher power unit..working thru air

*GENETRON -   some companies use high power because there receivers are poor

*ebijack -  ok

*GENETRON -  i havenít seen an lcd yet that can do it

*GENETRON -  at sportshows we dont need a simulator

*ebijack -  older (not made any more) lowrance flashers could read your hand 15 ft away thru the air

*GENETRON -   a flasher yes

*ebijack -  what makes a flasher so much more sensitive

*GENETRON -   ours can read the ceiling at sportshows

*ebijack -  wow

*GENETRON -  it isnt

*GENETRON -  a flasher is a mechanical device

*GENETRON -   it is slow

*ebijack -  richard, i haven't seen the genetron displayed at any of the detroit shows, but did get to use one on dale dykes boat a few years ago

*GENETRON -   however it beats the heck out of any lcd

*ebijack -  the new pinpoint units seem to have great detail

*Driftr -  so if a bird would fly between the ceiling & the ducer it would register?

*GENETRON -   we were at auburn hills years ago

*ebijack -  must have missed you

*GENETRON -   yes

*ebijack -  richard, how big is your company

*GENETRON -   we get all kinds of people trying to trick it

*GENETRON -   small by any standard

*ebijack -  richard, what kind of turn around time is the average for a repair on a unit

*GENETRON -   it will show the thin side of a business card

*ebijack -  really

*Driftr -  at what distance?

*GENETRON -   1 maybe 2 days

*ebijack -  richard, is it easier for the average fisherperson to read a genetron vs a lcr?

*GENETRON - it will read a business card on the floor while holding the transducer in your hand!

*GENETRON -   yes!!!!

*ebijack -  richard, what pro's are sponsored by genetron

*ebijack -  richard, will you be advertising on walleyecentral or in the walleyecentral mag?

*GENETRON -  when your fishing fish on the bottom you have to have a sonar that will show them

*Juls -  I thought the display looked more like an underwater camera than an lcd....can really read the   bottom..rocks..weeds..fish..its all there

Juls -  that was before i actually saw an underwater camera in Action

*ebijack -  richard, about how many units do you sell a year

*GENETRON -  in the future we might we have already spent this years budget

*GENETRON -   we dont make that many  the exact number we hold close to the vest

*ebijack -  web site rich...get a web site!   :)

*GENETRON -   we cant keep up with production now

*ebijack -  are there any more questions for our host tonight?

*GENETRON -   were sold out most of the time

*Driftr -  yes, a web site is almost a must today!

*GENETRON -   good suggestion

*Driftr -  what kind of warranty is issued

*GENETRON -   1year

*ebijack -  I'd like to thank our host tonight RICHARD KNUTSON !!!!!!!!!

*ebijack -  thanks rich..great info!

*GENETRON -   the GENETRON will blow you away when you have an lcd next to it

*Driftr -  Thanks Richard!!!

*GENETRON -   thank you  i got a little behind

*Juls -  clap clap clap..thanks Richard

 

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