Fish finders / Echo Sounders reviews for your baitboat
There is a whole array of accessories available for your baitboat, and the different
manufacturers have different options available, and they are not compatible with
all of the baitboats in their range.
A fish finder for your baitboat is a really neat piece of kit. There are two parts
to a fish finer. The first being the device that attaches to your boat the echo sounder
and the second is the graphical interface that you have on the bank. The fish finder
will graphically show you the depth of the water, if there are any fish present,
and any features such as bars or deep holes.
Angling Technics, Viper and Grandslam have fish finders available for some of their
boats, and whilst they are an expensive piece of kit some anglers claim that they
are worth their weight in gold as they have found features that even the bailiff
didn’t know was there.
Another option is to use an after market system such as the Smartcast system, they
are cheaper in price but not as good as manufacturers options.
The graphic sonar from Angling Technics incorporates an advanced digital signal processing
unit which can help differentiate the bottom surface whether it be gravel, sand or
weed, which is a really great feature. This new graphical sonar is fully compatible
with existing Angling Technics echo sounder transponders.
Waterproof housing unit
Supplied with protective bag
Max depth 40 ft
25 hour battery life 10 if using back light
Bank stick fixing connection
Rechargeable built in battery
Back light for low light conditions.
4 zoom levels.
4 speed levels.
Scale in feet and metres.
Weight approximately 500g.
Dimensions are 200mm x 110mm x 80mm.
LCD - 128 pixels x 64 pixels
Approximately 200 metres range
Viper SC-1 Fish Finder
New from Viper 2009 is the SC-1 fish finder. Suited to fit into the specially designed
recess in the Viper Euro, or can be towed by any other baitboat. The screen is simular
to that of a mobile phone only larger but keeping the unit highly portable.