Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-31-2020, 02:26 PM   #1
Veteran Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 73
New castable Garmin fishfinder/depth

Check this thing out.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/665274

Looks like it could come in handy barring any unknown fatal product flaw.
__________________
Advertisement

Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2020, 02:49 PM   #2
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Ft Pierce
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 22,378
Someone has had one for over a year now...could have been Garmin.

Never did see any reviews on it to make an informed guess.
__________________

psneeld is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2020, 03:43 PM   #3
Enigma
 
RT Firefly's Avatar
 
City: Slicker?
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 14,609
Greetings,
I think those have been on the market for at least 5 years. Probably NOT Garmin but old(er) technology AFAIK.
__________________
RTF
RT Firefly is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
Veteran Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 73
Yes you guys are right...looks like several out there. I had not seen them before. Pretty neat.
Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2020, 05:52 PM   #5
Guru
 
psneeld's Avatar
 
City: Ft Pierce
Vessel Name: Freedom
Vessel Model: Albin 40
Join Date: Oct 2011
Posts: 22,378
Thought the might be handy in a tight anchorage where casting in a semi circle towards the shallows might give a good idea of what is there versus motoring over there.
psneeld is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-31-2020, 08:29 PM   #6
Veteran Member
 
City: NEW PORT RICHEY
Vessel Name: M/V Intrigue
Vessel Model: 1985 Tung Hwa Senator
Join Date: Dec 2019
Posts: 73
Thats what I was thinking, could come in handy in a real tight spot vs using a dingy and hand held.
Maybe hang it from a drone and dip it in the water...lol.

Actually the Garmin castable appears to be new. And one feature I just realized is they have the Quickdraw maps with 1’ contours that you create and store. You could use this to draw your own bottom maps in anchorages or areas you traverse often. Not just under the boat but cast all around near the edges to really explore and log the boundaries.

Using the quick draw feature you could deploy the dinghy and draw accurate maps into a particularly trick area. And it also may be a useless toy bobbing in waves...lol. But it is cheap enough and I do get the Garmin Supplier discount (35%).

I just ordered one for the hell of it. Ill try the quick draw maps and see if they are usuable. I have two places in mind I think I will go to in my Waverunners to map out for future travel in the Trawler.

The entrance into Caledesi State Park Marina and the entrance to Mullet Key Bayou near Ft Desoto. I keep hearing that larger boats make it in there. Im going to have to see it to believe it...lol.
Barking Sands is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-01-2020, 07:50 AM   #7
Guru
 
jleonard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,031
Quote:
Originally Posted by Barking Sands View Post
The entrance into Caledesi State Park Marina and the entrance to Mullet Key Bayou near Ft Desoto. I keep hearing that larger boats make it in there. Im going to have to see it to believe it...lol.
I've been into Caladesi with my center console and it's is pretty deep in the channel. The key would be staying in the channel. It's marked but not all that well.
__________________

__________________
Jay Leonard

New Port Richey,Fl
jleonard is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Trawler Port Captains
Port Captains are TF volunteers who can serve as local guides or assist with local arrangements and information. Search below to locate Port Captains near your destination. To learn more about this program read here: TF Port Captain Program





All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2006 - 2012
×