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Big Matty L

what's the feasability of

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taking a quality fishfinder like a mid priced lowrance or hummingbird...

and turning it into a portable unit for rental boats etc.. I imagine a face plate mount connected to a mast (maybe telescopic?) that would extend down into the water to mount the transponder on, and the whole thing would clamp to the side of a boat...

think hummingbird fishin buddy... or maybe i should just stick to a fishin buddy?

thoughts?

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There's no reason why you couldn't do so.  If you are pretty handy, it should be a relatively simple matter.  BTW, you've just given me an idea on what to do with one of my retired units.

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You could but most of the manufacturers have a lower end model that's specifically designed as a portable with a battery powered base and suction cup transducer mount. they normally run about $30-40 more than the non portable model. I'm not talking about those hang over the side finders that clamp to the boat either.

If you wanted something nicer than you'd have to improvise a finder mount and something to hold the transducer.

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I got the hummingbird 535pt unit for like $200 a couple years ago and it is a pretty good depth finder. I have had no problems with it except the suction cup on it sucks.

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CFFF 1.5,

Isn't that what the suction cup is supposed to do, like suck?  ;D

Sorry, could not help myself.  ;)

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CFFF 1.5,

Isn't that what the suction cup is supposed to do, like suck? ;D

Sorry, could not help myself. ;)

FFFFFFFFfFFFffFFFFFFFFF ;)

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