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Old 09 November 2005, 16:39   #11
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roycruse,

Thanks once again for the info.
Did you check the spec of the Lowrance on the link i posted. What do you thinK?
It looks the same as the fish easy 2 that you once owned but with a few extras!!
I have never owned a fish finder before but to me it looks like a good spec with a great price!!!

BTW. Congrats on the new RIB it looks well cooool..
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Old 09 November 2005, 18:06   #12
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to me it looks like a good spec with a great price!!!

BTW. Congrats on the new RIB it looks well cooool..
i would agree looks like a great fishfinder for the money. Im trying to get a navman 2100 or 3100 fuel flow meter from over there at the moment due to the price difference my self. But dont know anyone who lives there to mail order it to.

Thanks for comment on my boat - now i have got over the painfull bit of the running in - it is really putting a big smile on my face...
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Garmin fishfinder 80

Fitted a Garmin Fishfinder 80 this year and have been very pleased with it. Even works at high speed.

Multi way plug is a bit large which makes running the cables tricky.

Use it as a depth sounder rather than a fish finder so have not worried too much about the small screen or fishy features!
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How well do fishfinders work? I mean, when you see the display with an array of 'ickle fishy icons, how much of a 'pinch of sait' is required?
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Find our fish finders work well, however must be aware that anything floating below the surface will make a return and show as fish. Actually managed to "Ping" divers this year as I was waiting to pick them up

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Find our fish finders work well, however must be aware that anything floating below the surface will make a return and show as fish. Actually managed to "Ping" divers this year as I was waiting to pick them up
I was told that fishfinders pick up the fish's swim bladders. Is this true or b******ks?
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Pass on that! It's my understanding that the transmit the sonar signal and await the return "ping", the time between transmit and recieved is halved then depth is calculated utilising the speed thr water of the signal. Therefore anything between transponder and bottom that returns some of the signal is identified as a fish AKA my divers!!

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Roycruse,

I have managed to buy the Lowrance X58 depth/fish finder now during my stay in the USA. I am very pleased with all its features (on paper anyway) and the price! (About £92).

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wc...001/10879/140/3


One thing that I didnít count on was the size of the transducer, it's a dual frequency 50/200 skimmer type and it is as big as my hand. Is this the kind of transducer that was with your old fish easy2

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I was told that fishfinders pick up the fish's swim bladders. Is this true or b******ks?

Yep its true see here:

http://www.find-fish.com/index.pmg/p...ilder/pageid-4
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Roycruse,

I have managed to buy the Lowrance X58 depth/fish finder now during my stay in the USA. I am very pleased with all its features (on paper anyway) and the price! (About £92).

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wc...001/10879/140/3


One thing that I didnít count on was the size of the transducer, it's a dual frequency 50/200 skimmer type and it is as big as my hand. Is this the kind of transducer that was with your old fish easy2

Cheers.
I seem to remember mine being smaller - but then i also seem to remember it being metal.

That is almost identical in size to the garmin dual freq transducer that I have with my 178c chart plotter/fishfinder in my new boat though. Also those lowrence / eagle ones look a bit more streamlined in shape than the garmin ones.

All you got to do now is decide weather to transom mount it or weather to epoxy it onto the hull inside the boat
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