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Fish finder/plotter

Post by Alimac » 26 Sep 2018, 05:55

help and advice needed...
Now have my boat and Outboard..Honwave T38 20hp Suzuki... all brand new and shiny :yay

Now looking into Fishfinders and plotters...
have been looking into using my Tablet, I know I can get Navionics mapping, but fishfinder... hmm..
Does anyone have any experience of Sonarphone??
(https://www.amazon.co.uk/Vexilar-SP200- ... B00CJJBMDO)

Seems like a good idea?? :thumbsup or :no

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Re: Fish finder/plotter

Post by ChrisParish » 26 Sep 2018, 06:19

I think Martin has got that and he says it’s good at low speeds.
The other alternative is the ray marine WiFish
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Re: Fish finder/plotter

Post by chris moody » 26 Sep 2018, 06:37

I have the Garmin 45dv on my rib. Includes UK charts, standard sonar, and DownVu sonar. Will still display sonar at 30 kts with a transom mounter transducer, and I've had it working in depths up to 112m (It lost sonar signal over 112 metres but I guess that's not surprising really). Comes with a top mount stand (ideal for a Sib) or can be flush mounted (ideal for a rib). Nice compact size as well.
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Re: Fish finder/plotter

Post by warder54 » 26 Sep 2018, 08:15

I have a WiFish and it's very good, great downview images. I recently bought a Raymarine Dragonfly 7 Pro (WiFish with a screen and sonar) so I now have the WiFish going spare, complete with a suction transducer mount that works well on my F-Rib and has never fallen off!. If interested look up the new price then make me an offer. It's in as new condition.
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Re: Fish finder/plotter

Post by harrison » 29 Sep 2018, 10:07

There’s a Garmin Echomap 45cv up for sale on the other forum. Only a month old and sounds unused - if so could be a bit of a bargain.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f10/gps-plotter-80000.html
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Re: Fish finder/plotter

Post by chris moody » 29 Sep 2018, 10:23

Remember to budget for a transducer as well, as I doubt that price includes the transducer. Still a bargain though at £150. The 45dv is a cracking little unit. With work I get to use a lot of the big Garmin plotters, but I still prefer the small 45dv for my own boat.

[aquote=harrison post_id=31728 time=1538215667 user_id=163]
There’s a Garmin Echomap 45cv up for sale on the other forum. Only a month old and sounds unused - if so could be a bit of a bargain.

http://www.rib.net/forum/f10/gps-plotter-80000.html
[/quote]
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