Handheld echo sounder

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Does anybody know where I can get a handheld echo sounder? I read somewher that Sowester Lawrence sold them but they seem to be in receivership now!

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Joe Griffin
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claymore

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I have one - a bright yellow plastimo which I bought from Storrar and Bax about 100 odd years ago - it never misses a beat and cost around £100 then.
In answer to Peter's question - I use it to see how near the bottom is to the top.
I used to use it when I was coaching and I was working out how much line to let out on my marks or to look at tidal effects in shallow waters - nowadays I keep it on the boat but don't really use it much although last summer I did use it to check the boat's sounder when I was calibrating. Ended up with a length of string and a weight in the end - just to be sure!
 

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I have a Plastimo Echotest, bought it from mail order in Germany, cost about £80.
It works great and I used it to check out passages for the big boat from the dinghy. Just hold it under water, press the button, take it out again and look at the reading.
 

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We use ours in a similar manner, & for those who suggest a lead line , try in the the following ...

Establish where the chanel is ...


On the rhine, current across entrance to a gravel pit about 3 kn, where the depth varies from .5 mtr to 6 back to .5 again in less than 10 mtr, single handed in a rib while the mother ship waits , with the barges pounding past..


One of those excellent products, that did not capture a main place in the market



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Thanks for all the help. I found a supplier with a good price today so I'm looking forward to my Christmas a bit more now!

All the best

Joe

PS Now I want info about heaters! See my latest posting

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Re: Nosey b..... nm

Dont be like that Charlie. I meant I couldn't understand why anyone would want one over a fixed installation. Now I've read more of the thread (and I was first to reply to question) I can see advantages.
 

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I have had a lot of practical use and loads of fun with mine over the years. It came from Plastimo, who have now moved on to a different style of handie sounder.

A version of teh original can be had from Curtis Marine at 01923 853733
 
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