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looking for a fish finder unit
October 20, 2009
8:04 pm
FatFreeShadAC
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hey if anyone has an old fishfinder laying around and they want to get rid of it im looking into one for my boat..nothing fancy but preferably one that reads at a trolling speed. has temp and obviously depth.. im a little tight on cash now but anything under 100 would be great.. thanks!

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October 20, 2009
8:21 pm
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In order to get speed, you need a GPS. They do make speed sensors for fish finders, but from my experience they are very inaccurate. Have you checked craiglist or eBay?.. I would recommend looking for a used Eagle 320.. Good unit and cheap. Has temp and depth, but no speed.

Here is one i found right away...

http://philadelphia.craigslist.....88506.html

more...

http://harrisburg.craigslist.o.....72612.html

October 20, 2009
10:55 pm
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Seb I have a hummingbird tht has a speed read out and its not a gps.and its pretty accurate!it has a spin wheel sensor that spins as you go threw the water.it was a 400 dollar unit 3 yrs ago

October 20, 2009
10:58 pm
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Yea, they make them, but i would disagree they are accurate. The best way to get speed is a GPS. I have seen it plenty of time were guys think they are doing 40mph with the speed sensor or their tachometer, but when they GPS it, it is usually off my 5+ mph.. I guess it depends on how accurate you want to know how fast you are going.

October 21, 2009
12:48 am
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I think it depends on what your using the speed for.I used the wheel type for years to troll with and it worked fine.That being said,GPS is the shizbang!!!!!

October 21, 2009
1:28 am
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Good point Bob, if you just want to know how fast you are going just so you know the wheel will work great. If you want to match a speed that someone is having success with trolling and is using a GPS, then I would want a GPS...

October 21, 2009
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Hey Alex,

I have a Garmin fishfinder (maybe 9 years old) that was on my boat when I got it that's laying around not being used. If speed is not important, it should work fine for your needs. Let me know, I've never used it but the guy I bought my boat from kept everything in great shape so I'm sure it works fine. I'll sell it really cheap if you want it.

Tim

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October 21, 2009
7:23 pm
FatFreeShadAC
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Hey tim how much do you want for it? i just remembered that i have an old hand held gps that i could use for speed. so temp and depth is really all i need... and yea my neighbor had one of those wheels on his old boat and he tested it against a gps and it was about five mph off...

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October 22, 2009
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Alex, I'll give you a call about the fishfinder

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