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Old 23 March 2014, 15:18   #1
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new fishing sib for this year

3.2m v air floor along with 9.8hp tohatsu 2 stroke I have cut some non slip vinyl for the floor made a new bench seat along with home made thwarts, two rod holders and a waterproofphone holder to go with the waterproof speaker (I can see the speaker lasting 10 mins) cushion seat has 8 pockets and 4 cup holders
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Old 23 March 2014, 16:31   #2
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I really like the seat cushion!

Do you have an anchor setup yet for it?

So where is the fish finder/depth meter going to go?
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Old 23 March 2014, 18:17   #3
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It's getting to that time of year. Winter shore fishing gear cleaned and stored, boat and fishing gear checked. I've Knocked up a load of Pirks and leads. Now just waiting for the sea and weather to play ball.
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Old 24 March 2014, 11:24   #4
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3.2m v air floor along with 9.8hp tohatsu 2 stroke I have cut some non slip vinyl for the floor made a new bench seat along with home made thwarts, two rod holders and a waterproofphone holder to go with the waterproof speaker (I can see the speaker lasting 10 mins) cushion seat has 8 pockets and 4 cup holders

Im really into the color. Looks good my man!
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Old 24 March 2014, 13:24   #5
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I am still thinking of the anchor setup, I have a 3kg folding anchor, and I'm thinking of a hummingbird 110 fishfinder, if anyone has any ideas they would be welcom?? I am trying to keep everything as light as possable I hate walking up and down the beach I have a 40ft one tone winch in the back of my van for retriveing but I cant allways use it on a busy beach
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Old 24 March 2014, 16:14   #6
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The anchor setup you need is very much dependant on the bottom substate, and what kind of wind/swell/current conditions you plan to anchor in. I am guessing mostly benign conditions. I am not a fan of the folding grapnel anchors, but they would be okay as long as you stay on the boat to monitor it. Use some chain. My preference is for a Claw or a Danforth. Either way chain is an important part of the system.

There are tons of fish finders, and it really depends on budget vs needs. I would assume a depth meter is important, but sometimes finding the fish can be done the old fashioned way, with a rod and reel.
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Old 24 March 2014, 16:19   #7
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Thank's Peter c, how long should the chain be and what sort of size weight ??
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I am looking for a fishfinder too. Best ones I have found so far are here, they come with a sunshade and price is keen.

Lowrance Elite-4 Chartplotter and Fishfinder with FREE Sun Cover - Only 159.95 - Force 4 Chandlery

Or possibly this..

Lowrance Elite-4 DSI Chartplotter and Downscan Sonar - Only 199.95 - Force 4 Chandlery

Not sure if it's worth the extra for the chartplotter as the standard unit is 100, and I read that the base maps are very basic.
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Not sure if it's worth the extra for the chartplotter as the standard unit is 100, and I read that the base maps are very basic.
Even though the base map only shows the shoreline, the fact that you've got the sonar and chartplotter integrated means that you can scroll back through the Sonar log, pick out marks and save them to the Chartplotter.



Nothing more frustrating than going over a mark and not being able to find it again.
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Just get mx mariner for your android tablet or phone. Less than a tenner. I've made a wooden box for mine with a sliding perspex lid which fits the tablet with it's map case so waterproof too. All off line maps so no reception needed. Great app
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