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by Marc N
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Minimum Requirements Handheld VHF

Thank you for the clarification. :y: :y: :y:
by Marc N
Sat Oct 13, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

And then at about double the price of the Striker Plus 7sv there's the Garmin echoMAP Chirp 75SV - which as far as I can see, is the same as the Striker Plus 7sv, but with navigation charts. I think if I had a boat that would go 20 km in a day, I'd get the echoMAp version, but for Kayaking, $600 ~ $...
by Marc N
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Thanks Gents, coming from a traditional 'sit a squid bait on the bottom and wait', background, the tips you've offered will be very valuable :)
by Marc N
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

I had been going through the same process, I had my eyes on the Striker 4, managed to convince myself to spend the extra on 5 buuuuuuuuuttttttt now the 7 is looking the goer. Mainly for the wifi to my phone etc (gadget geek). Yes I'm a geek too, I've discovered that Garmin Active Captain website (G...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: waypoints, maps, laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: waypoints, maps, laptop

Ahaa - break through. I cannot do this: send a route/waypoint from AquaMap app > Active Captain > Garmin FF I can do this: for a route/waypoint in AquaMap app share it with Active Captain App > Garmin FF Note: a single way point in AquaMap is a whole route, but with only one point in it. When it's s...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: waypoints, maps, laptop
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: waypoints, maps, laptop

Yes I'd be interested in this too. ----------------- For those who may be interested, I'm corresponding with the Dev at Aqua Maps, because they link to Active Captain, which is now 'Garmin' ActiveCaptain. So I thought it would be possible to make and transfer waypoints etc, to and from, Aqua Maps on...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Hi there

I know what you mean, but it's spring and I've got "new toy" fever...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: How to read Side Scan/view fish finders
Replies: 1
Views: 137

Re: How to read Side Scan/view fish finders

After all that I found a better image that is self explanatory:


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by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Duct Seal for transducer mount
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Duct Seal for transducer mount

Some good photos on this process here viewtopic.php?f=31&t=22925&p=240466&hil ... am#p240466
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:25 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Duct Seal for transducer mount
Replies: 5
Views: 233

Re: Duct Seal for transducer mount

Something like this? https://www.bunnings.co.nz/selleys-80g- ... _p00227570

There are a few posts on sealing transducers in the hull in this forum, I'm curious now and a search will provide I'm sure... :)
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Hi there
Replies: 5
Views: 215

Re: Hi there

I'm going through the same process with the fish finder, thinking of upgrading. Cheap but good - Lowrance HOOK2 4x - $140 More bells n whistles - Garmin Striker 5cv Plus - $460 or so Lotsa good bells and whistles - Garmin Striker Plus 7sv - $830 and up in price from there. It would seem that across ...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: How to read Side Scan/view fish finders
Replies: 1
Views: 137

How to read Side Scan/view fish finders

If like me, you're new to the whole, techo fish finder thing, maybe this will help, in regard to reading the side scan thing, in the fishfinder. I've been using an older Humminbird 535, which Mr Inky very kindly gave to me. Now I've been bitten by the ' new fish finder ' bug. When researching the ne...
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Members
Topic: Hi all from Auckland
Replies: 2
Views: 206

Re: Hi all from Auckland

G'day,

This board was very helpful when I started out, ask away :)
by Marc N
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

And now the budget expands - Garmin STRIKER Plus 7sv is looking like it's the one. I post my thinking below, in the hope that it may help others considering the costs and benefits. In the Garmin 7sv, you get - traditional sonar , "down and side" scan hi res, also you can make your own maps, of where...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Top of the South
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 6
Views: 471

Re: Newbie

Grazer wrote:
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:38 am
Just back from a tiki tour of the east cape. Awesome part of our country.
I'd love to do the East Cape again, last time was when I was 14, are there any good Kayaking spots?

Cheers

Marc
by Marc N
Tue Oct 09, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

So after another burst of high intensity research - I've fallen for the Garmin Striker 5cv Plus - it'll be a Christmas present. Whilst I was watching all the youtubery, i found some thing interesting, none of the folk know what kHz means. Hang you head in shame, if you don't know the abbreviation, f...
by Marc N
Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Rabbit hole this is - as I emerge, blinking into the light, after a night's internet research - It would seem that, but for some good basic fish finding and very simple waypoint logging, +/- a few frills, fishfinders don't get interesting, until the price rises to about $400 and then, to get the "Go...
by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations
Replies: 33
Views: 2421

Re: Kayak Fishfinder - GPS - Sounder Recommendations

Garmin striker 4Plus. Doesn't have maps but you can scan your own maps with their unique live mapping technology giving you contour lines, waypoints, fish spots etc. Great unit for $299. Plus uses CHIRP technology N.B Make sure it's the 'plus' model. Go to Burnsco When you say, scan your own maps, ...
by Marc N
Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Electrical and Electronics
Topic: Fish Finder advisor site
Replies: 0
Views: 92

Fish Finder advisor site