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Cthippo

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Help me choose a fish finder for wreck hunting
« on: Aug 08, 2017, 08:25 PM »
Hey there,

  I'm looking for a fish finder, except I'm not using it to find fish.  I'm into shipwreck hunting from the surface (so far) and am looking to make the leap to a sidescan (or side imaging) unit.  I've been using a Garmin Striker 4CV, which has been a good starter, but I really need something that can tell me what's down there, not just that something is down there.

I need a unit with side scan functionality, integrated GPS, and a video output functionality to a separate recorder.  I'm not hung up on brand, but i'm hoping to find something under $1000. 

  Thanks and good luck out there.

Bowmandan

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Re: Help me choose a fish finder for wreck hunting
« Reply #1 on: Aug 08, 2017, 09:39 PM »
How deep of water?

Cthippo

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Re: Help me choose a fish finder for wreck hunting
« Reply #2 on: Aug 09, 2017, 01:56 AM »
How deep of water?


  Just for the sake of a big, round number, let's say 100 meters, or 330 feet.  My current underwater camera system is on a 30 meter cable, but I plan on building a 100 meter camera sometime next year. 

mudchuck

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Re: Help me choose a fish finder for wreck hunting
« Reply #3 on: Aug 09, 2017, 08:02 AM »
Garmin has EchoMAP series SV and DV combo, good deal too.

Cthippo

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Re: Help me choose a fish finder for wreck hunting
« Reply #4 on: Aug 11, 2017, 09:59 PM »
Garmin has EchoMAP series SV and DV combo, good deal too.

  Thanks for replying.  The 92SV looks good, and I've been pretty happy with my current Garmin.  Question is, does it have a video out capability, and if so does it require an extra cable?  Trying to find documentation on this stuff on the manufacturer's website is nigh-on impossible. ???

 



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