Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:20 pm
Anyone put a fish finder in a kayak recently?
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:44 pm
I'll be doing it in the next weekend or so I reckon. Good link here http://kayaksportfishing.com/equipment/ ... finder.htm
Wed Feb 01, 2012 3:53 pm
I have mine in a plastic container and it shoots through the hull with a motorcycle battrey for power ,which it only takes about a sixth of its power in 8hours,tons of power, i have a garmin 140 and it has seen plenty of seawater splashed over it, i have the transponder in a container filled with glicerian?that i got from the chemist, instead of water as theres less chance of bubbles being under the transponder and its easier to seal
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:12 pm
Picking my new wilderness system tarpon 120 angler tomorrow. Whats the best buget fish finder i can buy?
Wed Feb 01, 2012 6:43 pm
You would get the Garmin Echo 100 for around €100.
The Echo 300 is a thing of beauty though http://sites.garmin.com/echo/
Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:20 am
I'm no expert as I'm only new to kayaking but I've done a fair bit of research and the Eagle Cuda 300 gets a lot of good reviews from kayakers too. I've just installed one in my kayak - a wilderness systems ride 135. I used Sikaflex to fix mine inside the hull. Reasonably easy and can be removed easily if necessary in the future. Don't want to be out of line here but a lot of good advice on Irish kayak angling site if you're stuck
Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:46 am
Thanks for info guys. Lots to think about!
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:26 pm
I have the echo 100 in my kayak, nice bit of kit and good price. Has been capsized and under water without a bother!
Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:44 pm
echo 100 on my nomad feelfree it works well tried to put pic up but its to big £100 from red bay boat,s
Wed Feb 15, 2012 12:22 am
If you are looking at the Garmin range, it is worth considering the Garmin echo 150 over the echo 100 model as the echo 150 model comes with a dual frequency transducer, i.e narrow beam for deep water and wide beam for shallow water, whereas the 100 model is only single beam and only around €15 cheaper.
However as already mentioned by another contributor, the colour echo 300c is indeed a thing of beauty at around €249. If you google Marine Web Store Ireland, they have a full range as well as some info page on how the transducers work.
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