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post #3 of Old 02-16-2003
pirateofcapeann
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Depth Gauge vs. Fishfinder

Fish finders present us sailors with way too much useless information and require far too much attention for our particular purpose on the water. I want to be presented with the depth, in fathoms or feet, pure and simple. I want to be able to see the numbers on the unit from 10 feet across the cockpit. If you want to give more information, Iíd like the water temperature as well. I donít want to have to adjust knobs and dials to get the best resolution, nor do I want to have to try to figure out which color means what. Just give me the damn depth. Fishing boats need that type of information, but Iíll tell you what, I tried fishing aboard my C22 a couple of times. Dealing with the blood, guts and fish guck all over my decks put an end to that practice.
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