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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 carl hendrix on September 28, 2014 at 7:53pm

I also have a lowrance mark5x dsi  mounted to use on my trolling motor;; its in a grey scale;; gives excellent pix of any type of brush;; ledges;; you name it;; does a down scan;; split screen;; has all of the high features;; but does not have a sim card capability for mapping ;; biggest down side to a grey scale is--- sunlight!!  if sunlight is on the screen;; screen is impossible to see.  otherwise;; one heck of a unit. 

Comment by Leo Nguyen on September 28, 2014 at 7:53pm

An angler in a few water definitely require a trusty, well designed, fully loaded bells and whistles fishfinder, beside his trusty pal, the boat/kayak. I have plenty of those around me with various types of fishfinders. They utilize them to the max capacity. I'll have them give you the pros and cons from the techno-geek side, if info on the internet don't provide you with everything.

Comment by Charles ( wolf ) Gibson on September 28, 2014 at 7:43pm
Hey yall I'm still feeling out this new phone and dealing with my sycophantic pug
I plan on going out in the morning and try for some gills I would like to thank Dick for the invite I will be back on later when I put my dog to bed
Comment by dick tabbert on September 28, 2014 at 7:43pm

Carl I'll start by saying the depth/fish finder has come a long way. I like others turn it on and start to fish. I can tell the electronic of today can do so much more if you fine tune them. Personally I'm lacking in that department since I can count on my 1 hand how many time I've used my electronics in 3 years. You know what the old saying is use it or loose it, I've lost it but do know how to turn it on such a shame to have such an expensive piece of equipment and not using its full potential.

Comment by carl hendrix on September 28, 2014 at 7:36pm

my main one is a lowrance  mark 5 x hds unit;; does  not have a sim card capability;; only way I can down load info. onto mine;; is to connect it to another hds unit;; and down load information to my unit .  other than that;; its one heck of a great unit;; gives outstanding  pictures; of anything underwater..  greatly pleased with this unit;;(  you can see it on my pix pages also)  gives water depth;; water temp.  shows thermoclines;;  in short;; just about any thing you need!!

Comment by dick tabbert on September 28, 2014 at 7:34pm

Scruffy I know I will learn a lot. I have 2 humminbird side finders and to be truthful you need to use them or loose what little knowledge you have.

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on September 28, 2014 at 7:25pm
You start Carl with your Lowrance
Comment by carl hendrix on September 28, 2014 at 7:24pm

some depth finders;; have the access of sim cards;; so you can make maps of your area lakes;; down load tons of useful information. so many new types of fish finders on the market;; and their abilities;; no doubt so many of the bbg group has depth finders;; lets give a general discussion;; on the pro and cons;; of what we have!! 

Comment by David, aka, "McScruff" on September 28, 2014 at 7:23pm
Should be interesting. I've used FFs in the past, but never had one of my own. This should be interesting!
 

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