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Old 20 September 2012, 16:18   #1
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i am looking to put a fish finder on my honwave t40 sib more for depth than fishing but unsure whether i will get a good reading from transducer , hope someone can help with info , thanks
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The quality of the reading from the transducer is in direct relation to how much you want to spend. So how much do you want to spend? Are you looking for GPS capability too?
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I'm looking for the same a fishfinder / chartplotter all in one jobbie but unsure what to get. It will also be going on a SIB. I want a reasonable one that doesn't cost the earth!
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I'm looking for the same a fishfinder / chartplotter all in one jobbie but unsure what to get. It will also be going on a SIB. I want a reasonable one that doesn't cost the earth!
I have a Garmin that I have been happy with. It has a small screen (Model # 441S), but works good enough. 90% of the time it is used as a depth finder.

Where do you plan to mount your units? Do you already have a 12 volt battery? Do you plan to add one, if so how is it going to be charged?
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Hi Had a garmin 90 fish finder/ depth sounder on my hon t40, worked very well,mounted onto front seat , with a 12 v small sealed lead acid batt for power (screwfix )power consumption details in owners maual, used to charge at home and would last all day .if away from home for a few days can usually find a power source somewhere to recharge.
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hi trevor .i planned on using a jump start/power pack and mount it in a battery box, then mount sounder on top,but i am not sure about how or whereto put transducer for best results,as i hoped not to screw to transom if poss would be grate if someone could give info or even pics.
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I wouldn't recommend using a jump pack but instead a dedicated battery inside a battery box. Then you could mount your sonar unit to the battery box. Set up a charger at home for charging. I use a CTek and have been very happy with it, as are the other reviewers.

See last post in this thread with link.
Nice looking Zodiac SIB

Somewhere in the past I have seen where others have mounted their sonar sending units to a pole and used a clamp over the transom. I have mine permanently mounted, and just undo the connector when I want to remove my electronics tower.

Transducer goes on the starboard side due to prop rotation.
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Plenty of hand held fishfinders on the market at a surprisingly good price. You'll just have to make a simple bracket for the transducer to sit on the transom.

Have a look at this example:

ECHOFISH 300 HAND HELD FISH FINDER | Marine Super Store
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Gamin 300 is a perfect size for a SIB. Get the 441 if you want combined GPS. Mount it on the read seat and clamp the transducer to the transom.
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Plenty of hand held fishfinders on the market at a surprisingly good price. You'll just have to make a simple bracket for the transducer to sit on the transom.

Have a look at this example:

ECHOFISH 300 HAND HELD FISH FINDER | Marine Super Store
Still got this if anyone is interested drop me a PM with a reasonable offer.

Echofish 300 portable fish finder

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