Quest and Multi Beam Sonar

My next location was Fairhaven Harbor; here I was on Eric and Lori Takakjian’s boat the Quest.  The Quest was being used by the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries to support a Focus II tow vehicle for using multi-beam sonar.  The two days were spent putting everything onto the boat and securing it to the deck. Setting up the system with the computers, to ensure that everything was being read properly took quite a while.  As with any big research project, we ran into some problems, so there was a lot of trial and error.  When everything was all set up, we slowly raised the Focus II and slid it into the water, for a float test. It was very interesting to learn about the system and how it all worked.   I am very grateful to Lori and Eric for inviting me out on the boat.