Humminbird PiranhaMAX 150 Waterproof FishFinder Review

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I’m always amazed at the products from the Humminbird Manufacture. Don’t let the low price fool you or keep you from taking a good look, this little baby has all the features you need to find the big ones where you fish.

It has many features you would expect to find on the more expensive models out there. Don’t let this one get by without at least looking at the review. I think you will be pleasantly surprised.

Features

  • Fishfinder with four-inch, four-level grayscale display with 160 x 128-pixel resolution.
  • Single-beam sonar with 20-degree beam and 800 watts PTP power output; coverage equal to 1/3 depth
  • Transom-mount transducer included; one-year warranty
  • 100 Watt, 200KHz Fishfinder
  • 4-Inch, 4 level greyscale LCD
  • 160V x 128H pixel resolution
  • Includes transom mount transducer
  • Programmable fish and depth alarms (fish alarm works together with Fish ID+)
  • Fish ID+ interprets sonar returns and displays Fish Symbol when requirements are met

Fish ID+ uses advanced sonar processing to interpret sonar returns and displays a Fish Symbol when very selective requirements are met. When a fish is detected, a fish icon and its depth are displayed above the return that has been classified as being a fish. Three different fish icons represent the intensity of the sonar return, and provide an indicator of relative fish size.this is amazing technology…Read Humminbird PiranhaMAX 150 Full Review of FishFinderReviews.net

 

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Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Waterproof FishFinder Review

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After going through my list of fishfinders I’m doing research on, I came up with a select few that I thought would fit most of the needs of the fishermen out there.

There is not just one type of fish finder that will fit everyone’s needs as we are all fishing in different environments such as types of waters, depth of the water, lakes, oceans but there is a fish finder to fit each of those needs.

Let’s start with one I really like a lot, and that is the Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Waterproof Fishfinder.

What I really like about this unit is the battery is like a small car battery that recharges very well and lasts a very long time.

Features

  • Dual-beam sonar
  • Fishfinder with four-inch, eight-level grayscale display with 240 x 160-pixel resolution
  • Fish ID+
  • Programmable fish and depth alarms
  • Transom-mount transducer
  • Easy set-up

Sonar Options

Dual-beam sonar with 200/83 kHz (20 degree/60 degrees) beams and 1600 watts PTP power output.

I really like the Duel beam sonar with 200/83 kHz that gives you a 20 degree plus an additional 60-degree beam with 1600 watts PTP power output. This is great if you just want to zero in on a narrow area or expand that area using the 60-degree option.

Another awesome feature of this unit is called the Fish ID+ that interprets sonar returns and displays fish symbols when requirements are met.

What the Fish ID feature allows you to do is choose how discovered fish are displayed on the screen.
If you set this to OFF, fish are shown as basic arch like figures. With the fish ID set ON, any fish returns on the sonar will be interpreted as fish symbols and optionally will also show the depth they are at.

Transducer

Transom-mount transducer is included with a nice 1-year warranty.

Mounting Methods

Your Humminbird fishfinder comes with everything necessary for installation and operation on most boats.

However, there are several situations which may require a different type of transducer. Inboard boats, wood or metal hulls, and sailboats create unique transducer mounting needs. Alternate transducers and mounting methods are detailed below.

Portable Mounting

The standard transducer can be adapted for portable installations with a portable mounting kit available from Humminbird. This accessory adapts your transducer to a suction cup mount for temporary installation on the boat hull or other surfaces.

Trolling Motor Mounting

The standard transducer can also be adapted to mount on most trolling motors using a different accessory kit. This accessory includes a bracket and hose clamp that allows mounting the transducer to the body of most trolling motors.

Thru-Hull Mounting

Thru-hull transducers install through a hole drilled in the hull of the boat. Larger boats or boats with inboard motors create turbulence that makes transom mounting ineffective. Also, hulls that are very thick or are double layered, or made from materials such as wood or metal, (which do not conduct sonar signals) make inside the hull mounting inadvisable…Read Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Waterproof Fishfinder Full Review of FishFinderReviews.net

Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder Review

humminbird-385ci-marine-gps-fishfinder-reviewAll I can say after extensive research on this Humminbird product is Wow!! This has just about everything you could ever want from Fishfinder.

Granted, it might be a little overkill for the casual weekend fisherman, but if you’re really serious about your fishing, look no further.This is one to give serious consideration to.

Features

The Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder is designed for those who demand top-of-the-line technology but don’t have space for a bigger fishfinder. With tons of new features, the Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder performs way beyond its size and is right at home in the most difficult fishing conditions.

Humminbird’s DualBeam sonar combines the advantages of narrow- and wide-beam transducers into one system with wide coverage and better bottom definition. Its precision 20° at -10db 200kHz down-looking center beam looks for fish and structure directly below the boat, while the broad 60° at -10db 83kHz wide beam looks for fish outside the narrow beam around the boat.

The Fish Identification feature on the Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder gives much better information on location than a traditional single beam:

Fish in the narrow beam are displayed as solid fish symbols; fish in the wide beam are shown as hollow fish symbols.

Trackplotting which we will explain in the Display feature below

Sonar Options

Sonar..what exactly is Sonar and how does it work exactly?

Sonar technology is based on sound waves. The 300 Series Fishfinder uses sonar to locate and define the structure, bottom contour, and composition, as well as depth directly below the transducer.

Sonar is extremely fast. A sound wave can travel from the surface to a depth of 240 ft. and back again in less than ¼ of a second. It is very unlikely that your boat can “outrun” this sonar signal.

Dual-beam Switchfire Sonar with precision 20-degree beam and wider 60-degree beam; view beams separately, side-by-side, or blended together

What does Switchfire actually do?

Switchfire Sonar; When you hit the water, you don’t limit yourself to one bait. So why limit your sonar?

Exclusive Humminbird SwitchFire Sonar gives you the power to choose how returns are displayed. With two unique modes, you have complete control to adjust with the fishing conditions, making our down-looking sonar an even more valuable fishfinding tool.

Real-time Sonar always updates at the fastest rate possible, shows returns from the bottom, structure, and fish that are within the transducer beam… Read Humminbird 385Ci GPS FishFinder Full Review of FishFindersReviews.net