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[quote=Osky]Hopefully a fish finder. I want one that can be portable and also has GPS. The big factor is power draw. I use them so much on flyins that recharging batteries in remote locations becomes an issue.
Show me fish down below, mapping on the side, hold all the other bells and whistles please.

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Please post your data on how to save battery life I am very interested I assume the first and largest factor would be screen size
I am very curious
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So here we go..
I use 7.5ah batteries made by Dakota for remote fly in guiding. Chosen for weight concerns.
A Garmin striker 4 or similar will run 14hrs per charge. The striker 5 drops that number to 11 hours or 10 if you are using all the mapping functions. The same size units in Humminbird models were nearly the same except the Helix 5 with mapping and all will run around 7-8 hours to that battery charged.
I broke it down to the “4” models use about .4 amps per hour, the 5” screens .5 amps per hour and the 7” screens Nearly 1 amp per hour. Color screens, Bells and whistles add to the draw.
I did not search larger screens as I don’t use them.
By comparison I have an older Lawrence black and white 5”, no other bells and whistles on it to speak of and it runs 4 solid days of at least 8 hours per before the battery is down.

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Results. I had a Garmin striker 4, a humminbird 5, and an older humminbird 561 along with my last group out.
The garmin 4 is color small screen and did run 14 hours on my 7.5ah Dakota battery.
The Humminbird 5 was the basic model, color, no sidescan or crazy stuff. 9 1/2 hours on the same battery.
The old humminbird 561 is a 5” black and white screen, basic no gps, mapping etc. this one ran 36 plus hours on the same 7.5ah battery.

The color feature and constant gps positioning were obviously the big draws.

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Picking up a used Shimano Tekota 800. Have a roll of copper here that I'd like to put to use. Already have the carbon drag washers and will quickly swap out the O.E.M. washers, the carbon washers are great!


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I broke down and picked up two new Mercury 50hp tiller 4 strokes. I was looking for the One for the 18’ Lund I’m reriveting and reconfiguring out-in the shop when I saw the two 50s at the dealership sitting side by side. I was given a great buy for taking the two, still in the crates.
I may pick up a jet lower unit for the other for my river boat but I’m thinking too much versatility lost.
I keep a lund 16’ deep V down on the Flaming Gorge where I’m going next week. That boat has a real nice older 40hp Johnson on it which I could replace with the 50 4 stroke. I’m bringing that boat back north with me when I come back and it may go down the road for something bigger so who knows.
Cross that bridge when I come to it.

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Have the copper spooled up and the new carbon drag washers installed in the Tekota 800. Time to get back on the water! Found a Talora wire/leadcore trolling rod that will match up perfectly with the 800, going to look at it tonight. Also found a guy in Lake Geneva, WI selling a ton of salmon tackle and equipment, but he'll only sell as a package, won't sell stuff separately. Too bad, he's got some nice stuff, but his asking price of $4200 for it all is a little too rich for me right now! Lol!


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Pretty sure I’ll replace the three trolling batteries for the Ulterra with lithiums this winter. It is a hefty expense, maybe $2k or so for batteries and chargers. But they should last 10 years and lighten up the boat by 100 pounds as well as other advantages. Also considering a Garmin live scope depth/fish finder.


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Originally Posted by Snowwolfe
Pretty sure I’ll replace the three trolling batteries for the Ulterra with lithiums this winter. It is a hefty expense, maybe $2k or so for batteries and chargers. But they should last 10 years and lighten up the boat by 100 pounds as well as other advantages. Also considering a Garmin live scope depth/fish finder.

Just curious, have you looked at the Dakota Lithium batteries?

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Pretty sure I’ll replace the three trolling batteries for the Ulterra with lithiums this winter. It is a hefty expense, maybe $2k or so for batteries and chargers. But they should last 10 years and lighten up the boat by 100 pounds as well as other advantages. Also considering a Garmin live scope depth/fish finder.

Just curious, have you looked at the Dakota Lithium batteries?

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Have not decided which brand to go with yet. Have not researched the Dakota. Plenty of boaters recommend the Ionic's.
I might base my decision on what the dealers around me carry so it will give me a leg up if I need customer service down the road.


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Pretty sure I’ll replace the three trolling batteries for the Ulterra with lithiums this winter. It is a hefty expense, maybe $2k or so for batteries and chargers. But they should last 10 years and lighten up the boat by 100 pounds as well as other advantages. Also considering a Garmin live scope depth/fish finder.

Just curious, have you looked at the Dakota Lithium batteries?

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Have not decided which brand to go with yet. Have not researched the Dakota. Plenty of boaters recommend the Ionic's.
I might base my decision on what the dealers around me carry so it will give me a leg up if I need customer service down the road.

Good points. I bought mine online and they were great to deal with. The batteries hold a ton of juice and are less than 1/4 the weight of lead acids. Then again maybe all lithiums are? These are the first I’ve tried out.

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Originally Posted by dvdegeorge
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Last night I just closed the deal on this a 2700 Tiara Pursuit

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Nice boat. You will like it I’ve owned 2.

What were your thoughts on your Penn Yann? A guy I know wants me to back him on one for charter fishing.

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I loved my Penn Yan and if I could have found another I would have bought one,I was looking for a 265 Pro Hunter or a 28'-29' Predator or Prowler and none to be found


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Originally Posted by dvdegeorge
New boat I tore up my Penn yan hitting a submerged rock doing 25 mph too much damage to warrant the cost of trying to repair
Last night I just closed the deal on this a 2700 Tiara Pursuit

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Currently have 2700 Tiara. Previous owner has manual for everything on the boat from rear props to the Crusaders to bulbs in the nav lights. If you ever need info or have questions shoot me a pm. Also, if you don't have AP, the Raymarine EV200 is perfect and easy to install, just make sure you get the ruder sensor. I'm usually docked at Olcott or the Oak if you wanna check anything out.

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New boat I tore up my Penn yan hitting a submerged rock doing 25 mph too much damage to warrant the cost of trying to repair
Last night I just closed the deal on this a 2700 Tiara Pursuit

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Currently have 2700 Tiara. Previous owner has manual for everything on the boat from rear props to the Crusaders to bulbs in the nav lights. If you ever need info or have questions shoot me a pm. Also, if you don't have AP, the Raymarine EV200 is perfect and easy to install, just make sure you get the ruder sensor. I'm usually docked at Olcott or the Oak if you wanna check anything out.
Thank you appreciate it! Looks like I'm going with a Garmin AP so it with communicate with my other electronics when I upgrade them Rick(Yankee Troller) is hooking me up with my add on's


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Main reason I went with the Raymarine....so I could network. We still think thr best thing on thr boat is thr microwave and coffee pot 😁. Hopefully next year fishes better than this year.


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Originally Posted by dvdegeorge
I loved my Penn Yan and if I could have found another I would have bought one,I was looking for a 265 Pro Hunter or a 28'-29' Predator or Prowler and none to be found

Thanks I appreciate the input. Your going to love your T… both of mine were beyond excellent floaters.

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