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Old 25 October 2008, 17:50   #1
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Hi all,

Looking for a cheap but reasonably realiable fish finder to equip my rib. The main purpose of it will be the depth function as I do very little fishing. I have had a look at a few previous posts and got an idea and at the moment my shortlist is
Eagke CUDA 168 Fishfinder
http://www.force4.co.uk/ProductDetai...8-6e6d7d841adb it comes across reasonably cheap and I have heard its fairly realiable unit for the job I want.

The other unit Im considering is the Garmin Fishfinder 140 http://www.force4.co.uk/ProductDetai...8-6e6d7d841adb. A bit more expensive but bigger screen and probably better screen display but heard they can be abit unrealiable and don't always give readings when on the move.

Anyone got any experience with these units?
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Old 28 October 2008, 20:54   #2
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I've used an Eagle Cuda 128 unit for a few years and it's been fine. I've heard of a few people have Garmin sounders fail on them. A mate of mine had a Garmin FF90 on a fishing boat and it only lasted 18 months.
Go for the Eagle
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Old 29 October 2008, 14:56   #3
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A mate of mine had a Garmin FF90 on a fishing boat, it only lasted 18 months.
That old tub of a Dory looked a lot older than that.
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Old 29 October 2008, 16:03   #4
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decided to order the eagle in the end as I can't find much in the way of bad feedback about them on the internet. Feel Garmin was abit of a no goer as my last fishfinder was a Garmin and that suddenly decided to die on me a few months ago.
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That old tub of a Dory looked a lot older than that.
You should have seen it before the '2007 comprehensive refit'

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decided to order the eagle....
Good choice
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You should have seen it before the '2007 comprehensive refit'


Good choice
'Garmin everytime for me'.
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'Garmin everytime for me'.
Having tried endless other brands over the decades, that would be a very well-founded recommendation.
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Cheap Eagle Cuda 168 Sounders here: 49.95

http://www.boatsandoutboards.co.uk/view/JKM062
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Deff worth a look at the Humminbird kit if you just need a fishfinder

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