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i would like to put a basic fishfinder on my inflatable;
i thought of fishin'buddy 110 or piranhamax 215 portable
did anybody attached a fishfinder to a inflatable ? what kind and how?

my buddy has his installed on the transom beside the motor in a bracket he made to fit in the wheel attaching bracket.fishfinder slides out of bracket easily for beaching. uses 8 aa batteries!

I have an Eagle cuda 168 that I have put on my float tube, and used two nylon straps to mount the display above, and the transducer under. It works good, except the unit itself is F'ed - I don't get displays over 30' deep, but I can still get the depth. But that is the unit I have I believe....
8 AAs (12V), or 12 AA rechargeables (14.4V) will work, or buy a good 12V at a battery shop.

good question...i was wondering about that too..i would like to put a finder on my tube and was wondering the best way to do this. looking forward to hearing solutions.

Humminbird makes a basic finder that I've had basic success with. The trasducer floats beside you and the screen is actually a watch that you wear. Decent for fishing shallower water in a tube and only about $100!

how comes the eagle cuda 168 gives you fish position only down to 30 feet? isn't supposed to do better?
as i understood the cone angle is 60 degrees; piranhamax 215 has one 20 degrees and one 60 (double)
it's in sale with army and navy

re: Eagle 168

Yes, this thing should read to 500 or 600 feet - however, what I thought was a power supply problem ended up being a fish finder problem - any of the battery setups that I tried would have sufficed....I still do get a depth reading, but no display - I am hoping that Eagle will resolve this soon....
I will be doing a step by step soon for the forums - It would be nice if it worked properly though....
Sons of Angling

purchased a paranahmax with the suction tranducer and it sticks to my inflatable just cant stick it where there are seams and cant turn to sharp to quick trolling is perfect cost about 200 bucks and it has it's own little rechargable 12v that lasts like 12 or more hours it is great i forget wich one it is but i has the whole self contained bag not the top of the line one but not the worst one

I bought the 110 fishing buddy and made a holster out of 2" PVC Pipe and a rubber plumbing collar. I cut about 2' of PVC and near the top a got the dremel out an cut a slot across the pipe about 2" wide enough to fit a velcro strap. I then cut another slot near the other end of the tube and put the velcro strap thru both slots. Made the strap long enough to fit around one my pontoon on my pontoon boat. I got the idea from Cabela.

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