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03-27-2007, 09:38 AM
I would like to purchase a fishfinder for a gift for my brother for his birthday,can anybody suggest a unit and where I can buy it.
03-27-2007, 09:53 AM
You or he needs to think about where it will and how it will be mounted. If he just got the yak I advise him to hold off drilling holes until he uses the yak awhile and decides wether he realy needs one and if he does where he plans on putting it and how he will suply power to it. All the above problems can be dealt with easily by getting a self contained portable unit. Thats what I use. I was one of the first people to ever install a fishifinder on a yak almost 20 years ago. After a couple years of watching the wiring and mount deteriate in the salt I switched to a portable unit on my later yaks. If you want to hardwire you cant beat a smallish hummingbird at walmarts prices. Transducer instalation can be tricky and he should consider all the different methods and test the spot first in a bag filled with salad oil or place it in a bed of vasoline.
03-27-2007, 05:01 PM
I use an Eagle 245df on mine for sounder. The unit works great and reads shallow. I also use a Lowrance m68 for combo if I need gps.
03-27-2007, 11:25 PM
My Cuda 250 FF/GPS has been quite reliable for 1 year. Easy installation, transducer to hull with marine Goop, 8 1.5v batteries have been plenty of power.