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 Post subject: Fishfinder?
PostPosted: Sun Feb 07, 2010 8:48 am 
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Hey guys looking at maybe getting a fishfinder. The main reason i want one is for depth readings and warnings when it is getting to shallow. Do any of you guys recommend any particular model and do they have a minimum depth?

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 Post subject: Re: Fishfinder?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:48 am 
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Hobie offers three different fish finders made by Lowrance. They all work very well and would suite your needs. The most basic one is the Lowrance X50DS which has a black and white display and a dual beam. I have been using this fishfinder for over a year and have been very impressed with it. If you want something a little nicer, the Lowrance X67C offers a color screen and a few more features. Top of the line is the Lowrance M68C color fish finder/GPS combination. Check them out in more detail on page 20 of the Hobie Parts and Accessories catalogue: http://www.hobiecat.com/support/pdfs/kayak_catalog/eKayakCatalog2009_Fall.pdf. Hobie also offers the appropriate mounting accessories and fish finder installation kit - everything you need to get dialed in and on the water.


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 Post subject: Re: Fishfinder?
PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:58 pm 
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I've got a Humminbird 798 jobbie installed. Bit extream but fun to play with...
Due to it being a side scan unit the transducer must be installed below the hull with visibility out to each side rather than a look down transducer inside the hull.

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 Post subject: Re: Fishfinder?
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:34 am 
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Cheers guys, so all the lowrance models come with transducers that you can put in the hull like in this vid?

http://www.youtube.com/user/KayakFishNation#p/u/33/SguqNiC0rec

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