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Old 06 May 2011, 02:23   #1
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fish finder help please

Hi all
Im getting a fish finder for my 10ft avon sib , but not sure the best one to get .
Any idears ? and any idears on how to fit it to a sib with a rubber deck ?
thanks all dan
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Old 06 May 2011, 02:30   #2
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A member on here did a very neat installation by building a box under the removable plank seat, this had room for a battery, vhf radio, etc.

Another way is to have a standard battery box and mount a fishfinder display on the lid.

The transducer can easily be fitted to the transom and removed for storing the boat.

We do Garmin fishfinders starting at 80 pounds.
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Old 06 May 2011, 12:45   #3
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Hi all
Im getting a fish finder for my 10ft avon sib , but not sure the best one to get .
Any idears ? and any idears on how to fit it to a sib with a rubber deck ?
thanks all dan
You can pick up fishfinders,only need b/w cheap here,PIRAHNA HUMMINGBIRD,no more then 100 QUID,you can get a suction transducer for the transsm ,or fit it to a bracket and if you have a bow bag,stick a length of ply under it, and you can do this F/Fand GPS, pic 2,rod bar on transom brackets,and rod holders,sorry pic's a bit small holder,if you want to view,just magnify up,Thorney
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wouldnt go for a humminbird try an eagle cuda - cheap as chips beats a humminbird any day
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cheers lads , what about a garmin ??
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The Garmin Echo100 is a very neat unit, great value at 85 pounds delivered and including transducer.
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How about a handheld unit like THIS any good?

Has an internal power supply. All you'd need to do is to mount the transducer.
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hi all
i ended up getting a garmin 90 thanks for all your help
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wouldnt go for a humminbird try an eagle cuda - cheap as chips beats a humminbird any day
Nothing wrong with a Hummingbird ,ive had mine for years,Cuda,yeh cheap as chips ,says it all really,lol
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ah but your running a low powered lilo! Put a humminbird on a proper boat and it gives up the ghost at speed. The Cuda is still sounding at 30 odd knots and at 40 odd on one of the training boats we sold on despite it living out in the open all year round-and its still doing its stuff for the new owner. But hey I know nowt obviously
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