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I’m looking for a reasonably priced easy to install fish finder to mount on my boat. It would only get used
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at Pigeon Lake

Any input would be appreciated.
 

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Most marine electronics are high priced. If you watch Kijiji or buy and sell you might find one for a decent price. $300-$500. I have a lowrance but it has navionics on it. Also when you mount your transducer travel with it in the upright position. I zip tie a beer coozy on mine for transport.
 
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Most marine electronics are high priced. If you watch Kijiji or buy and sell you might find one for a decent price. $300-$500. I have a lowrance but it has navionics on it. Also when you mount your transducer travel with it in the upright position. I zip tie a beer coozy on mine for transport.

Great advice. Thanks.
 

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I bought a garmin striker 4, cool small unit

Use it on our boat, even has a GPS and navigation screen you can mark fish, no loaded lakes on it tho

Also wanted it for boat speed, cause the leg one is way off

Real inexpensive unit, that works real well
 

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I bought a garmin striker 4, cool small unit

Use it on our boat, even has a GPS and navigation screen you can mark fish, no loaded lakes on it tho

Also wanted it for boat speed, cause the leg one is way off

Real inexpensive unit, that works real well

Thanks for the advice, will definitely look into it.
 

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If buying new spend the extra on a gps model and makes sure it has the lake maps. I have a Hummingbird Helix 5 works good reads depth while moving (when it’s not ripped off). Side imaging is real nice when looking for structures under the water. And it’s cheap to buy, around $400 depending on the sales you might find it cheaper.
 

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If buying new spend the extra on a gps model and makes sure it has the lake maps. I have a Hummingbird Helix 5 works good reads depth while moving (when it’s not ripped off). Side imaging is real nice when looking for structures under the water. And it’s cheap to buy, around $400 depending on the sales you might find it cheaper.

New for sure.
After a little research I agree, I want lakes loaded even though I primarily am at Pigeon. I do want to mark locations where fish are.
Would like depth as well.
The more I look the more useful features I want and my budget continues to climb...lol

As always, you knowledge is appreciate Neil.
 

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If buying new spend the extra on a gps model and makes sure it has the lake maps. I have a Hummingbird Helix 5 works good reads depth while moving (when it’s not ripped off). Side imaging is real nice when looking for structures under the water. And it’s cheap to buy, around $400 depending on the sales you might find it cheaper.

Explain...how did it get stolen?!?!
 

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It really depends what your looking for. Basic fish finder's are relatively inexpensive and then the price will go up from there into the thousands.
The first thing to know is how you plan on using it, if it just the purpose of seeing and finding fish then all you need is a basic finder. Any big box store will carry those units and are very simple to use.
If your down rigging then your needing a more advanced model for detailed map loading or if your wanting to tie into a auto pilot system, same deal a more advanced model.
So your budget and requirements is first thing to think about.
I have had 2 Hummingbirds, first one in my Lund and second one in my current boat. I also had a Lowrance and a Raymarine in my Bayliner Trophy. All are great units and if you buy a brand name known in the industry you should be golden. Be ware of Chinese knock off.

FYI, "EAGLE" branded finders are Lowrance budget line.
 
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