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#12825762 - 07/12/18 12:35 PM Locator Beacon
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Loc: Houston, TX
Does anyone know of a cheap, water proof GPS Locator Beacon that could be attached to a sheet of plywood? Always thought it would be a great way to congregate certain species of fish like dolphin and triple tail. Set it out and keep track of its location with a Receiver.
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#12825763 - 07/12/18 12:37 PM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: fouzman]
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with the wind and currents, that thing could be in mexico or on the beach the next day.

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#12825772 - 07/12/18 12:41 PM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: Huckleberry]
fouzman Offline
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That's why I want inexpensive, Huck.
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#12826171 - 07/12/18 04:49 PM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: fouzman]
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Weed lines and buoys for triple tail
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#12826183 - 07/12/18 04:59 PM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: fouzman]
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Do you intend to stay with said sheet of plywood with the GPS beacon on it. If not your plan sounds very irresponsible a boat could hit that floating piece of debris . Who wants to hit that at 3.00 a.m. in the dark heading out to their fishing hole. Sounds like a good way to screw up some props & damage some outboards . Please rethink your plan . Tight Lines

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#12826629 - 07/12/18 11:00 PM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: fouzman]
RANDY WOOD Offline
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I alway thought the orange fencing used by contractors with some floats anchored to the bottom would make a great floating offshore fad.
It would be illegal so I have never made one
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#12827097 - 07/13/18 11:33 AM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: V-Bottom]
fouzman Offline
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Originally Posted By: V-Bottom
Weed lines and buoys for triple tail


I know.
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#12827105 - 07/13/18 11:36 AM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: Marc-62]
fouzman Offline
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Registered: 01/20/09
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Originally Posted By: Marc-62
Do you intend to stay with said sheet of plywood with the GPS beacon on it. If not your plan sounds very irresponsible a boat could hit that floating piece of debris . Who wants to hit that at 3.00 a.m. in the dark heading out to their fishing hole. Sounds like a good way to screw up some props & damage some outboards . Please rethink your plan . Tight Lines


I've thought about that, too. To be effective, it would need to remain in the water and I'd hate to cause damage or worse to another fisherman's vessel.
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#12839652 - 07/24/18 12:31 AM Re: Locator Beacon [Re: fouzman]
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Put a bouy on it and everyone will fish it if they see it. A spot would work but I would put it on a burner phone. That is if you get reception in the first place.

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