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Old 12-08-2009, 09:24 PM   #1
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I want to purchase a fish finder for my yak. I don't want to spend more than a couple hundred. Can some one give me some recommendations and the best way to mount. thanks
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:14 PM   #2
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I recommend that you go the cheap route on the fishfinder... They don't last too long on the kayak from getting wet so often. Tex and I both have the eaglecuda brand fishfinders. They are cheap but work well enough to mark fish and structure no problem. I have the eagle cuda 300.. I think it's like $79 or $89 at basspro.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:18 PM   #3
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YakFlies (12/8/2009)I recommend that you go the cheap route on the fishfinder... They don't last too long on the kayak from getting wet so often. Tex and I both have the eaglecuda brand fishfinders. They are cheap but work well enough to mark fish and structure no problem. I have the eagle cuda 300.. I think it's like $79 or $89 at basspro.
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Old 12-08-2009, 10:32 PM   #4
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Thanks for the advice. I'm new to yak and saltwater fishing and enjoy reading yourpost. You guys are impressive and great to learn from. Keep up the great work.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:57 PM   #5
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I've also been wanting to get a bottom machine for my yak as well. I just could'nt decide on saving up for something pricey right off the bat, or going cheap and maybe upgrading later. The wear and tear issue definitely sounds valid.



I hope I'm not derailing you chaps, but any suggestions on GPS receivers? 2-in-1 type units good, or get separate electronics?



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my first one was an eagle cuda 242 and it worked great then i wanted to upgrade to a color ff so i got the eagle cuda 320c which has the same frame just different guts so i didnt even have to change the mount i have.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:45 AM   #7
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Yaksquatch (12/8/2009)I've also been wanting to get a bottom machine for my yak as well. I just could'nt decide on saving up for something pricey right off the bat, or going cheap and maybe upgrading later. The wear and tear issue definitely sounds valid.

I hope I'm not derailing you chaps, but any suggestions on GPS receivers? 2-in-1 type units good, or get separate electronics?

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Alex you should really look at the eagle cuda 350 for around $200 on ebay you really can't beat it. Its a gps/fishfinder all in one. I have one and the thing just works perfect onmy yak. Read some reviews on it also
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Old 12-09-2009, 03:20 AM   #8
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I bought my Eagle 350 for $200 at Academy Sports and really like it. I went through 3 Humminbird PiranhaMaxes (215 & 220 models) and was frustrated with them and decided to start from scatch and get the GPS combo in the process. The Eagle connector to the unit fits flush, unlike the Humminbirds that expose the wires to the elements.
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Appreciate the info, next problem is going to be scraping up the cash.



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Old 12-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #10
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I can tell you that I have had no luck with humminbird, they are junk. I just bought the 190c and only worked about 20 minutes. The one before only lasted a short time also.
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