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sonar vs fishfinder

Old 04-28-2008, 05:10 PM
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Default sonar vs fishfinder

is there any difference between the two, i was under the impression that they were the same.
Old 04-29-2008, 09:19 AM
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Default RE: sonar vs fishfinder

The term sonar is "thrown around" by some when they're really referring to a fishfinder or depth sounder. Sonar is generally referring to equipment with a transducer that can be directed or moved either manually or automatically. Fishfinders and depth sounders have fixed position transducers that usually point straight down.

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