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I was wondering if anyone makes a depth finder? I see the ones at BPS, but they are the fish finders which also come with a depth finder built in.

I am only after a depth finder...........do they exist?

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Look at flashers. I believe that would be what your looking for.

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hmmmmm, those cost just as much if not more than a fish finder.....I figured they'd be a lot less in price.

I was looking on Craigslist and fish finders arn't all that cheap on there either.

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A jig makes a great depth finder.

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my main thinking was lets say I'm travelling at "X" speed and out of the blue the depth, decreases. I think that would be a better time than ever to have a depth finder. I was HOPING for somethign simple that only had that function. But I guess it's a waste of money when you can have that as well as a fish finder all in one.

back to Craigslist I go :)

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A jig makes a great depth finder.

I was wondering what your responce was going to be to this... lol

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my main thinking was lets say I'm travelling at "X" speed and out of the blue the depth, decreases. I think that would be a better time than ever to have a depth finder. I was HOPING for somethign simple that only had that function. But I guess it's a waste of money when you can have that as well as a fish finder all in one.

back to Craigslist I go :)

That's what a map of the lake, and some judicous time on the water is for. But, if you are looking for something with that fast a response, a flasher will do that. I love a properly tuned flasher. Problem is, once you notice the depth creeping up (that's if you notice) it's probably too late. get a contour map of the lake, use your eyes, and when in doubt, kill the motor and trim up.

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That's what a map of the lake, and some judicous time on the water is for. But, if you are looking for something with that fast a response, a flasher will do that. I love a properly tuned flasher. Problem is, once you notice the depth creeping up (that's if you notice) it's probably too late. get a contour map of the lake, use your eyes, and when in doubt, kill the motor and trim up.

Nice job!!!

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If you are lookingfor something to protect you and your boat from a sudden decrease in depth a sonar won't do it. The response is just slow enough that when you see the depth decrease your motor will have bottomed out. Known to me before I lost a lower unit but I had found a rock that I didn't know about. That rock is now marked in red on my map of the lake.

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