Kicker KMC2 Control Unit

When looking for the next control unit for your boat or watercraft efficiency, power as well as size are something to seriously consider. Look no further than Kicker Audio and their Kicker KMC. Kicker’s compact KMC2 digital media receiver packs a lot of performance into an easy-to-install package. Ideal for ATVs, boats, golf carts, and more. This receiver fits into a standard gauge opening, so it’s a great pick when you want a lot of sound, but don’t have a lot of space to work with. 
The big LED display gives you the info you need, while the watertight, UV-resistant face and durable controls will stand up to the rigors of marine and outdoor use. The one downside is this unit will not play CDs. Although it does have a built-in amp supplying 25 watts x 4 RMS/50 peak x 4 channels. 
The Kicker KMC2 is equipped with the latest in bluetooth technology.
Built-in Bluetooth technology for hands-free talking and audio streaming. Works with most Bluetooth enabled cell phones and devices with a maximum communication range of almost 33 feet, which can have you in total control of your unit from most anywhere on your boat! 
Whether the Kicker KMC2 or another unit that you choose for your boat, Epic Audio can help from idea to installation and have you cruising on the water with high quality sound in no time at all. Everything we do here at Epic Audio, has the highest standards of clean installation. Our wiring, identification and installations are thoroughly inspected and planned out to be and epic job well done. Contact us today to Learn More. 

Garmin ActiveCaptain® App: Control Chartplotters Remotely

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Garmin Marine App
Download in your GooglePlay or AppleStore

The ActiveCaptain® app lets you view and control your compatible² chartplotter from your smartphone or tablet.

Garmin Navigation Chartplotter
Control Your Garmin Chartplotter with Smartphone/Tablet App

Once you pair your chartplotter with the app, you won’t have to worry about bringing an SD™ card to the boat and back again. Thanks to the wireless connection, your chartplotter will receive notifications and updates directly from the app. You can turn on smart notifications to see calls, text messages and more on your chartplotter display while your phone is tucked away somewhere safe and dry.

The built-in OneChart feature keeps your cartography within reach. Once you download the ActiveCaptain® app and sync with your chartplotter, you can access and update your maps and charts from your mobile phone at any time. Even purchase new maps and charts from the OneChart storefront in the app, and see them on your chartplotter.

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Connect Your Garmin Chartplotter to Smart Devices with ActiveCaptain® App

Quickdraw Contours software makes it easy to create your own HD maps with 1’ contours. The Quickdraw Contours Community makes it easy to upload and share your Quickdraw Contours map data with your fellow boaters. Or, with zero button presses1, you can download the latest community content.

 

You probably turn to fellow boaters when you want to know more about marinas and other points of interest in the area. Now you can connect with members of the ActiveCaptain Community to get up-to-date feedback — no matter where you are.

 

In the app, you can easily plan a trip or pre-fish a lake, and ActiveCaptain® will automatically sync with your chartplotter. Any marked waypoints and routes will seamlessly transfer between your chartplotter and the app, so you can access them anywhere.

 


Epic Audio is experienced and authorized to sell and install Garmin products like GPSMaps Chartplotters, Weather Units, Watches and more. Please call for your free quote today! 573-346-1909

 

²Helm is not compatible with ECHOMAP series chartplotters

5 Important Boater Safety Rules Summer for 2019 on Lake of the Ozarks

Lake Ozarks Boat Crash Dock Safety

Conveniently located in the heart of Missouri, The Lake of the Ozarks is the Midwest’s premier lake resort destination, offering world-class boating and fishing. At its deepest points Lake of The Ozarks can reach 130 feet deep and covers over 61,000 square miles.

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Party Cove Lake of the Ozarks

While a great place for fun and adventure it is also important to understand some safety tips for our lake. No matter how much experience you have, it’s always a good idea for everyone to understand boating safety rules and practices before leaving the dock. Below are a few safety tips to help you boat responsibly and enjoy your time on Lake of The Ozarks this summer and in the future.

 

  1. Be prepared with safety gear

You can’t always predict an emergency, so be prepared for any situation. Here are some essential items to keep on board no matter the size of your boat: flashlight with extra batteries, first aid kit, whistle ropes and a fire extinguisher.

 

  1. Bring the proper life jackets

Life jackets do more than simply keep you afloat. Many are designed to turn an unconscious person face up and even help prevent hypothermia. By law, all boats must have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jacket for each person on board. Some states also require children to wear life jackets at all times.There are many types of life jackets on the market. Make sure the one you buy is appropriate for your on-water activity.

 

  1. Take a boating safety course

The U.S. Coast Guard estimates that 70% of boating accidents are caused by operator error. Before you leave the dock, make sure you know the rules and your responsibilities.

There are several online courses available, including a few free courses. The Boat US Foundation offers a free online boating safety course developed specifically for each individual state. The U.S. Coast Guard offers an additional list of online and hands-on courses for boating safety.

 

  1. Use common sense on the water

Rules on the water aren’t much different than rules on the road. It’s important to use common sense, such as staying alert at all times, operating at a safe speed and ensuring that passengers stay safely within the boat’s railings. Also while anchored it is important if you have swimmers in the water they are clearly visible to other boaters.

 

  1. Develop a Float Plan

Whether you choose to inform a family member or staff at your local marina, let someone else know where you’re going and how long you’re going to be gone. A float plan can include the following information: name, address, and phone number of trip leader and passengers; boat type and registration information; trip itinerary; and, types of communication and signal equipment onboard, such as an Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon or Personal Locator Beacon.

 

We wish everyone a fun time on the lake, and really, really encourage safe boating and please, never drink and drive! Have an Epic rest of your Summer!!