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Old 11 March 2015, 08:10   #1
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Which fish finder

Looking at getting a fish finder installed this year. I have a XPRO 3.8m inflatable so looking a potentially mounting either on the transom or on the seat, but don't know much about them and which model I should go with. Any recommendations out there??
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Old 11 March 2015, 08:22   #2
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There are many out there, I have just taken off a Garmin echo 101 from my rib, and replaced with a combined Plotter and Fishfinder.

The 101 would be for sale at the right price, it is less than 1 yr old.
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Old 11 March 2015, 08:26   #3
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hi tom

i have had lowrance, Garmin & hummingbird all good never had any problems great for fishing as they have alarms when fish below try redcar fish company for some advice nice bloke there very helpful also depends on budget but structure scan or side scan are excellent

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If it were me
I would not go out without a combo unit that was a Fish finder /Chart plotter unit.
I would also make sure it came with the maps of the area you intend to use the boat in.
Having that added gps /plotter info is invaluable.
I would also get the version that comes with its own battery and bag
As for screen size.
That is more of an issue of the age of your eyes and your wallet.

If you haven't already.
You should also look at a Vhf/Dsc radio
Those radios also have Gps and you can enter your launch location so you can find your way back
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Most finders I've used have told lies. Accurate enough for depth but that's about it.

I had a garmin 300 that showed me fish when sitting on the trailer.
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I had a garmin 300 that showed me fish when sitting on the trailer.

Were you on the ferry?


.....sh1t happens.......
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It really depends on how much you spend.
A cheap fish finder will show fish from a trailer.
In reality it's just showing ground clutter.
A good fish finder actually works
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Were you on the ferry?


.....sh1t happens.......
Nope.

Forth road bridge.
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Nope.

Forth road bridge.
That's testerment to how good they are seeing fish from that height
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That's testerment to how good they are seeing fish from that height
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