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Old 26 February 2013, 18:16   #1
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Hi guys new member
Any help on a fish finder would be appreciated
How do you. Power it up and ware do you fit the transponder
The only one that I found that ticks all the boxes is the hummingbird fishing buddy 140c has any one got one of theses or can recommend one its mainly
Structures I will be looking for


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Old 27 February 2013, 21:10   #2
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I fitted a Lowrance Elite-5 and powered it using a Shorai battery. Transducer attached to the back of the hull.
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Old 28 February 2013, 12:22   #3
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How I'd you fit the tranducer
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Old 28 February 2013, 14:52   #4
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with screws into the bottom of the transom.
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Hi guys new member
Any help on a fish finder would be appreciated
How do you. Power it up and ware do you fit the transponder
The only one that I found that ticks all the boxes is the hummingbird fishing buddy 140c has any one got one of theses or can recommend one its mainly
Structures I will be looking for


Thanks alfie
A friend uses a fishinbuddy. I hate it as its a pain to use. You have to pull it out of the water every time you are under way or the shaft will bend/break. The screen is pretty crappy to although ok for basic depth info. Finally Humminbird service sucks in the UK. I believe you have to return it to an outfit in Italy for warranties - loads of crap service stories from others in the UK.
Stick with Garmin or Lowrance and fit a proper transducer to the transom.
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I have just purchased a Garmin echo 150 portable fishfinder. It has a suction cup on the transducer.I have not had a chance to use it yet but seems to be a well made piece of kit..
I found very good revues for it online and there are some video's of them on you tube. I purchased it online from the US, and Garmin also do a European adapter for the charger
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I installed the transducer on a piece of durable wood which I clamp on the transom from the top side. I have used a flexible cable channel mounted on the wood which I run the transducer cable through into the boat. I have cut an IKEA plastic cutting plate into half and bolted the fish finder and a small 7 amp battery in a water resistant electrical box on it. My SIB is 3.8 and has two plywood seats across it beam. I put the kit on the seat and fix it with bungee cords.

Very easy to remove and install, takes less then a minute and 7 amp battery will run a long time.

I have been using it like this for some time and no issues.
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