Portable fish finder

ianainge

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Can anyone recommend a portable fish finder to use on my motor cruiser, one of those with a rubber suction pad that sticks on the hull seems about right?
 

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I can't vouch for the sunction cup sort, but Garmin's FF90 is a bargain and comes with all manner of straps and clips for attaching to whichever bit suits you best. As standard they need a 12v supply but there is a battery case for them as an add on.
 

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From my experience, you don't want the suction cup thing....its the biggest pain the arse. We used to have one on our coastliner 14, at about 15 knots off it would pop, no manner of saliva would make it stick. The one we had was an Eagle - when it worked it was great. Its worth properly mounting it, just dont overly tighten it so it can knock up should you hit the bottom.
 

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I have a Garmin FF90.
It tells Me there are lots of "Portable Fish" below.
Plus lots of "Non Portable" ones as well.
Haven,t caught either Species/ weights yet though.
Cos I haven,t fished!
Good Depth sounder though, which is what I bought it for.
Stuck mine "through the hull" with a bit of Silicone.
But as The Man says comes with a plethora of fixing bits.
An easy to read , fixing it on/ Manual/ fix it on bit.
Stick it on Your Transome?--- with Screws?
Seems simple to use.
Well it must be.
Cos I,m using it!
Got it off The Man in Kent. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif
 

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Funnily enough i bough on from Lidl last week for 29.95, actually its a fish finder but shows depth from 1 to 20 mtr. runs on 4 AA batteries and is surprisingly well made.
I Bought it for use in the RIB but i suppose you could use it anywhere. I tried it this weeekend and it works fine.
 
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