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Old 28 April 2018, 17:12   #1
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Lucky portable fish finder

Just ordered one up, looks ok for the money and for fun SIB use, handy just for the depth meter, not expecting it to work like a garmin. . . . Anyone used one? I will be making a diy side SIB mount for the sender unit that I will be mounting inside a tube for easy deployment.

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Old 03 May 2018, 12:05   #2
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Arrived in 3 days by yodel so it was shipped from within the U.K. Build quality looks good, well packaged and boxed, not fired it up as of yet, will have a play and test tonight.
After lots of thought on how to mount the sensor I decided to try a GoPro holder, that also arrived today and it looks like it will do the job, the clamp is very very very grippy with a strong spring so I can't see it coming off the sib handle (I will still zip tie it on) the flex shaft of the holder is also very strong and does not bend easily and the camera mount end looks good to mod to connect/hold the sensor.

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The Instructions leaflet enclosed, good clear instructions!

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I had one and threw it in the bin.
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What was your issues with it? What did you replace it with?
I'm yet to test mine at sea yet but initial tank and lake testing looks good. . .
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Just ordered one up, looks ok for the money and for fun SIB use, handy just for the depth meter, not expecting it to work like a garmin. . . . Anyone used one? I will be making a diy side SIB mount for the sender unit that I will be mounting inside a tube for easy deployment.

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What was your issues with it? What did you replace it with?

I used it once, then the next time I looked at it the battery box was all corroded and the unit didn't work, (even after I cleaned up the battery connections) I suspect the internals where corroded too. They are cheap for a reason.

I splashed the cash and replaced it with a Lowrance, which I've now upgraded for another Lowrance. A good Sonar and plotter are worth their weight in gold for a sea boat angler.
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Yep weird to have a fish finder that’s not waterproof
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It is what it is for the money, some cheap China stuff is ok, others not it's only really a toy for the SIB and really fishing is a sport (unless done for a living) so I see it that you shouldn't use any fish finder really kinda like hunting with a night vision scope lol if it works for depth I will be happy it will enable me to drop my 20 meter anchor when I'm in less than 20 meters lol I will be testing it out this weekend at last!
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