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Old 15 March 2016, 04:05   #11
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to be honest a prop a year 5 boats not bad going really when you consider what your doing and how long your on the water.worth talking to the suppliers there might be something out there just an audible warning.
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Old 15 March 2016, 04:27   #12
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>>>I was hoping that I had missed seeing a simple echo sounder but seems I may have to splash out on 140

This any good at 90?

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Old 15 March 2016, 05:58   #13
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>>>I was hoping that I had missed seeing a simple echo sounder but seems I may have to splash out on 140

This any good at 90?

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Ahh OK... I'd just picked up on Ed saying he didn't want to spend 140. Assumed the Lowrance Elite had jumped to that.
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We looked into prop guards, but decided against due to the lack of performance and increase to fuel use age, the initial outlay and we replace one engine a year, and so don't particularly like drilling holes in the cavitation plate.
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I can see the argument that holes in the cavitation plate might put some purchasers off when you sell the engine.
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If you want a really simple sounder.........
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Hmmm. Youngsters swinging lumps of lead on a nice piece of rope..........any one for conkers?
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I have a used Hawkeye that was on the boat for a couple of months you can have for 50 plus postage or collect from north wales
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Lowrance do a simple small gauge with transducer included. Comes with simple transom mount transducer that you could just bond in hull if your running single skin hulls.

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Despite the OP's reservations I think that prop guards are the way to go. They are a collective measure that requires no user input & are more or less idiot proof. They also serve multiple purposes in that they protect props AND people. A buzzer is easily ignored in the heat of the moment, especially if it's going off all the time, the users will become deaf to it. The technology will require some user input, & at the price point the OP is looking at, it ain't going to be top end quality, especially the NASA stuff.


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