Retired, gone fishin'
There's a fishin buddy 110 used for 78.00 on Ebay right now. I would buy it but I just bought a Garmin striker 4.
I haven't had either.If I bought the 110, would you trade me your striker for it?
Not a serious offer, but curious about your preference. I like my FB, but now that I have a boat I'm also thinking about a striker.
IIRC when you turn off the fish icons it shows returns. OTOH, I always hold out the possibility that I could be wrong.Gotcha. I have the old FB II, with side finder. I actually got another as a backup. I like the depth and water temp features, but I don’t like that it only shows fish icons instead of the returns.
Lots of ideas, products, parts at https://www.fishfindermounts.com/float-tube-mountsI have a Fishin' Buddy Max. They don't make them anymore with good reason because it's junk. I also have a 120 that is now 22 years old and still purring along. My Max has spent most of the last 5 months in the repair depot. Took it in mid-July and got it back after a month. First time out in September and it wouldn't stay on so sent it back and they still have it. The Max also eats AA batteries like crazy. I'm looking at a Stryker Plus 4cv. I just have to figure out how to attach it to my pontoon boat.
Thanks for the visuals. My new Garmin Striker 4 will be here Monday.Lots of ideas, products, parts at https://www.fishfindermounts.com/float-tube-mounts
Here is basic instruction YouTube:
I use a car rear seat cup holder, like from Autozone, cost about $12. Add a strap to go around your tube. Mount a short 1/4" Scotty gear tract to the cup holder. Get the Scotty Kayak transducer mount (gear head) and the DF mounting plate. Bolt/screw it all together. Power source as you see fit/need on DF draw. Small SLA, block of NiMH AA cells (10 give 12 volts, up to 2300mAh with eneloop), or Lion. You also get a cup holder, storage tray, and in my case a cigar tray. Like this below, with Mark 4. I have switched to a Garmin Striker 4 CV (which uses twice as much power) but same hardware.
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I've got an FB 120 I'm hoping stays alive as well. However, I've been thinking about a Striker 4 as a plan B and liked the look of the Scotty 268 Float Tube Fish Finder /Transducer mount. It has separate mounting plates for the screen and the transducer and would strap on to a float tube or pontoon boat in a similar way to the Fishin Buddys. I liked the fact that the fish finder mount was quite low profile and kept the screen low.I have a Fishin' Buddy Max. They don't make them anymore with good reason because it's junk. I also have a 120 that is now 22 years old and still purring along. My Max has spent most of the last 5 months in the repair depot. Took it in mid-July and got it back after a month. First time out in September and it wouldn't stay on so sent it back and they still have it. The Max also eats AA batteries like crazy. I'm looking at a Stryker Plus 4cv. I just have to figure out how to attach it to my pontoon boat.
The Scotty package just comes with a flat plate that you mount your transducer on. I am concerned about being able to pivot the transducer as well. The link you provided above for fishfindermounts.com indicates they sell a pivoting transducer mount separately. In fact, you can also buy the plastic components separately without the strap. KenGood looking solution. Does the transducer mount swivel so it can be underwater, but above the bottom of the boat? I always had an issue with a strap mounted transducer scrapping bottom, or getting snagged on weeds.
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