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Thread: New fishfinder?

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    New fishfinder?

    After battling for 20 minutes attempting to log on to the fishing.net.nz forums I give up...

    Anyhow my aged raytheon fish finder has finally crapped out so looking for a replacement.

    Boat is a 4M pontoon used for inshore blue cod fishing in up to 30M depth and trout trolling so really only looking for something that will give a depth reading and bottom profile, nothing fancy, doesn't even need a GPS.

    was looking at something like this

    https://www.marine-deals.co.nz/lowra...let-transducer

    but perhaps there are better options?

    One feature I have read about that the cheapys don't do is give a decent bottom profile at speed, my old sounder is monochrome and basic as but it does seem to cope at speed. On occasions i have seen a peak come up on the sounder when cruising over fairly featureless terrain and it has turned out to be to be a good mark so I can see the value in this

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    looks a pretty good deal. usually problem with display at speed is transducer placement as a lot of boats when planning have disturbed or aerated water at the chines which is close to the transducer also some will actually be out of the water at planing speeds.
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    Burnsco have better deals on Lowrance at the moment. I just picked up Hook2 5x as it had much higher resolution than the 4x.

    https://www.burnsco.co.nz/searchresults.aspx?q=hook2
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    Cheers did the 5x include a transducer or was that extra?

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    Quote Originally Posted by yerimaginaryM8 View Post
    Cheers did the 5x include a transducer or was that extra?
    The whole kit. Just has basic GPS stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    The whole kit. Just has basic GPS stuff.
    Whats it going on?
    "Hunting and fishing" fucking over licenced firearms owners since ages ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    Whats it going on?
    The Yak. Will keep it protected, don't trust them that close to the water.
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