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A fun group for the person who wants just that little bit more out of there electronics or just has questions. A group of fisherman who know and enjoy there electronics and don't mind sharing and those that have questions and want to lerarn. 

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Waiting for some warm weather so I can mount them in the boat.

Purchased 2 new Humminbird finders. Helix 7 G2N and a Helix 12 G2N.  Waiting on a new trolling motor. I want the new Ultrex 80 24volt but can't see the money they want for it now.  Will keep checking on prices hopefully I can get one by spring. If anyone should happen to see any deals keep me in mind. Got my new trolling motor last week. Not all I need is warmer weather so I can get these things installed in the boat. Oh, and watching a lot of youtube to better familiarize myself with the 2 finders at least.

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LOWRANCE ELITE-7 HDI 70 Replies

This is such a great unit that ive had already for two seasons and yet each time i take it out on a trip i feel like ive learned something new. i will be posting hints tips and tricks and screenshot…Continue

Started by Slip Sinker. Last reply by Slip Sinker Apr 6, 2018.

Garmin Striker 7sv 12 Replies

im looking at buying one of these units strictly for the side imaging function. do any of you guys know of anyone that has one of these units or has one of the other 7" units from some of the other…Continue

Started by tracy willis. Last reply by tracy willis Jul 30, 2017.

Learning about and using the Hummingbird ICE 35 Flasher 10 Replies

Using  the Hummingbird ICE 35 Flasher -bottom to topHow transducers work-easy assembly see Manual pgs1-16 manualUsing Simulation modeTo use simulation or demo mode ,Push in top knob and turn bottom…Continue

Tags: in, top, b, push, mode

Started by John Sheehan. Last reply by John Sheehan Dec 20, 2016.

Auger Attached To Power Drillon 14 Replies

Anybody ever use these conversion kits? The manual augers are beginning to hurt my shoulders, arthritis in each, and I'd like to go to some kind of power auger. I can't afford to spend $400  or $500…Continue

Started by Bruce Tomaselli. Last reply by Bruce Tomaselli Dec 18, 2016.

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Comment by Allen Morgan on March 19, 2018 at 2:24pm

No, I didn't.  Buy the time I bought it, the ice was already gone.  No biggie.  I currently have the suction cup mounted onto the transducer arm, so I'm planning on just sticking that to the side and keeping the unit between my knees for now.

I should be able to order an extra bracket for the mount that came with the unit, and mount that bracket to my kayak.  Then I just need to figure out where to keep the battery (it's a big SLA 12VDC deer-feeder-type).  Probably going to have to extend the battery leads if I do that as well.  Ideally, I want to mount the transducer inside the hull of my yak and shoot through the hull, which would also necessitate my purchasing the ice 'ducer for ice-fishing use.  That may have to wait until next year.  I really don't like anything attached to the exterior of yak below the waterline; as I tend to plow some some weeds and don't want to get hung up.  That said, it's a suction cup mount, I can remove that if needed.

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 19, 2018 at 8:24am

...nice... i didnt know they had an ice pack available... did you get a chance to try it out on some ice?

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on March 19, 2018 at 7:09am
Smart idea ice and warm water in one unit
Comment by Allen Morgan on March 19, 2018 at 6:02am

It lives!

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 17, 2018 at 9:59am

20180317-looks like a good unit Allen … perfect size for the kayak. You will really appreciate those waypoints for the record.  

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 17, 2018 at 9:57am

20180317-what I really like about the side scan imaging is the ability to cover larger areas of BOW quicker.  

Comment by Allen Morgan on March 17, 2018 at 4:48am

I got a Garmin Striker 4, the "Portable" version.  Looks like an ice-fishing flasher, complete with plastic frame and a zippered bag to go over it, plus the battery and charger, all for about $200.  It's got CHIRP, GPS, and a Flasher mode, although I'll probably stick to the graph display.  Even has down-scan, which I might end up using more than the graph.  Time will tell.

My old sonar died on me last year, and I figured if I'm going to buy a new sonar for my yak, I might as well get something I can use for both yak-fishing and ice-fishing.  The really nice thing is I can paddle around in my yak, marking way-points for the launch site, weeds, drop-offs, etc., and still be able to use those in the next hard-water season.

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on March 17, 2018 at 4:38am

I just researched it and it sure looks handy.

Comment by Bruce Tomaselli on March 17, 2018 at 4:33am

Not familiar with "Side" imaging. I'll have to look for some info. I don't have a boat but I have access to a few.

Comment by Slip Sinker on March 16, 2018 at 10:34pm

20180317-I cant believe it’s been almost 5 years with this unit Dick… what a great learning experience through this time with this model! So many trophy fish I can account and attribute with the use of this unit… just amazing! Time to move up with CHIRP and Side Imaging

 

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