Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 09 June 2014, 07:12   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,692
Portable (self contained battery) compact fishfinder/depth guage?

Is there one - suitable for a SIB?

Seen some budget HK/Chinese affairs on the bay but not sure they would be up to much?! Just need it for reasonably accurate depth info.
__________________

__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 June 2014, 07:52   #2
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Australia
Boat name: none
Make: JP Marine 3.8 Patrol
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18hp 2stroke
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 69
What about trying something like this using a sealed deep cycle battery, battery box, vhf radio and lowrance sounder.

Otherwise see if you can find a used Eagle Cuda 300. I think Lowrance make a portable that is powered by D cells.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	20140609_214002.jpg
Views:	181
Size:	88.8 KB
ID:	95421   Click image for larger version

Name:	20140609_213818.jpg
Views:	164
Size:	66.8 KB
ID:	95422  
__________________

__________________
seasdes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09 June 2014, 12:08   #3
Member
 
Country: USA
Town: Seattle
Boat name: Water Dog
Make: Polaris
Length: 4m +
Engine: Yamaha 60hp
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1,152
Humminbird makes a variety of portable models which can run off very small SLA batteries. Most have GPS integrated too. I can't totally tell from the online catalog but I think you buy the cases separately.
Humminbird:: Sonar GPS Combo
__________________
captnjack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 June 2014, 02:47   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,692
Thanks chaps but that's the opposite of what I need TBH. I'm looking for small, compact, simple, cheap - just need depth nothing else. Ones I saw on ebay from the Far East were 30 odd. Anyone know anything that fits the brief and might work?
__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 June 2014, 02:59   #5
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Australia
Boat name: none
Make: JP Marine 3.8 Patrol
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18hp 2stroke
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by Max... View Post
Thanks chaps but that's the opposite of what I need TBH. I'm looking for small, compact, simple, cheap - just need depth nothing else. Ones I saw on ebay from the Far East were 30 odd. Anyone know anything that fits the brief and might work?
Here is something that is depth and temp
LST-3800 - LOWRANCE | Marine Electronics
__________________
seasdes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 June 2014, 03:03   #6
Member
 
Country: Australia
Town: Australia
Boat name: none
Make: JP Marine 3.8 Patrol
Length: 3m +
Engine: Tohatsu 18hp 2stroke
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 69
Ignore previous post.
__________________
seasdes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13 June 2014, 10:32   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: N. Devon
Boat name: Nutkin Too
Make: X-Pro Defender
Length: 5m +
Engine: Outboard, Suzuki 90
MMSI: 235095884
Join Date: Dec 2008
Posts: 1,367
RIBase
I'm guessing you want something like this;
Sonar Sensor Fish Finder Fishfinder Beam Transducer Alarm 100M Portable | eBay

No idea if it's any good but at less than 20 what can go wrong - so long as it works!!
__________________
Andy

Bude Dive Club - www.budediveclub.co.uk
GAFIRS - www.gafirs.org.uk
treerat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2014, 04:13   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Gillingham Dorset
Boat name: Green Marlin
Make: Quickilver
Length: 5m +
Engine: 90hp Mariner
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 293
Quote:
Originally Posted by treerat View Post
I'm guessing you want something like this;
Sonar Sensor Fish Finder Fishfinder Beam Transducer Alarm 100M Portable | eBay

No idea if it's any good but at less than 20 what can go wrong - so long as it works!!

Just ordered one, so I will let you know, bargain if it does & nice & simple too which I like the idea of.
__________________
cptsideways is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2014, 04:25   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Sussex
Boat name: Bombard, Y-162
Make: Aerotec 380, Y-Class
Length: 3m +
Engine: Mercury Mariner 15hp
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 2,692
Thanks chaps, that's exactly the sort of thing I was looking at, pleased to see you're willing to test it for me...
__________________
Max... is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15 June 2014, 06:39   #10
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Oop North
Length: 3m +
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 323
I've got one, they are cheap for a reason.
__________________

__________________
stray is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:32.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.