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Harbor Freight Fish FInder? #14068412 07/21/21 12:18 AM
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So im looking for a fish finder to set up on my kayak, and i stumble upon this fish finder from harbour freight: https://www.harborfreight.com/portable-fish-finder-62675.html?_br_psugg_q=fish+finder

Now, I'm 15 so I get a lot of my tinkering tools from harbor freight because they're inexpensive and work pretty damn well for making lures, messing around, and some casual work. But this brings me to the question if this even has the slightest chance of working well, or is it simply some horse [censored] piece of junk? It's only 45 dollars, so it may be a pleasant surprise if i decide to buy it. has anyone bought/used this fish finder?

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Re: Harbor Freight Fish FInder? [Re: danial S] #14068447 07/21/21 12:56 AM
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I think I would stay away from that one. I just threw away a working old lcd. I bet someone might donate one to a young man. Where are you located?

Re: Harbor Freight Fish FInder? [Re: danial S] #14068450 07/21/21 12:58 AM
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I’d save your money and try to buy a used entry level Lowrance or Garmin.


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If I had one I'd give it to you!


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Man, if this would of come up a month or two ago I would of hooked you up.. i bet someone on here will give ya one...

Re: Harbor Freight Fish FInder? [Re: danial S] #14068515 07/21/21 02:08 AM
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Oh dear Lord don’t buy this, if I had one laying around I swear I’d give it to you.

Where are you located? Maybe we can figure something out to help you.


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Re: Harbor Freight Fish FInder? [Re: danial S] #14068521 07/21/21 02:14 AM
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Lol, for $44 why not???? I didn't know harbor freight started carrying their own bottom machine. I'll probably buy one anyway to see how well it works. I wouldn't spend a bunch of money on a name brand graph to toss around at a pond. If you're running a boat, even a small flatbottom or bass raider, then I'd get the Garmin Striker 4. $100 and a GREAT unit for small boats.

But if you're just busting up ponds, hell yeah I'd go for it!!!


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Originally Posted by dk2429
Lol, for $44 why not???? I didn't know harbor freight started carrying their own bottom machine. I'll probably buy one anyway to see how well it works. I wouldn't spend a bunch of money on a name brand graph to toss around at a pond. If you're running a boat, even a small flatbottom or bass raider, then I'd get the Garmin Striker 4. $100 and a GREAT unit for small boats.

But if you're just busting up ponds, hell yeah I'd go for it!!!


Counterpoint: he’s almost halfway to the Garmin Striker and it’s a much better option.

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If your 15 don’t cuss, learn a better way to communicate. Save your money and buy quality stuff and then take care of it, you end up saving money in the long run. Those are two life lessons old guys know.


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Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
If your 15 don’t cuss, learn a better way to communicate. Save your money and buy quality stuff and then take care of it, you end up saving money in the long run. Those are two life lessons old guys know.


this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^


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Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
If your 15 don’t cuss, learn a better way to communicate. Save your money and buy quality stuff and then take care of it, you end up saving money in the long run. Those are two life lessons old guys know.

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Re: Harbor Freight Fish FInder? [Re: danial S] #14068731 07/21/21 12:49 PM
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I don't buy cheap tools because they frustrate me and do an inferior job to good tools. They don't last and they don't perform as well. Having said that, Harbor freight sells the cheapest junk on the planet, period. I'm not here to tell you what to do - but we can give you an array of accurate information, you'll decide what's best for you. And remember that good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment (Will Rogers). That means make some mistakes, it's ok. Just learn from them.

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I'm like several others on this thread...don't buy it. Save the $$$ and get an entry level Garmin, Lowrance, or Hummingbird. If I still had my older 520c, it would be yours. But I donated it to a buddy who's graph took a weight to the screen.

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Originally Posted by hopalong
Originally Posted by Bass Buster1
If your 15 don’t cuss, learn a better way to communicate. Save your money and buy quality stuff and then take care of it, you end up saving money in the long run. Those are two life lessons old guys know.


this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^


Yep, and just the fact a lot of the guys on this forum can probably out curse a drill instructor, our rules here prohibit cursing as a lot of youngsters even younger than you read this forum, and we just try to keep that type of communication from the forum.
Social media doesn't seem to mind, but here it's not accepted as readily.
I'm with the buy a name brand entry level that is time tested as with the Garmin Striker, which is a pretty good unit and will get the job done.


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But it. It has fairly good reviews. Then you can do a you tube report & maybe the start to a fame and fortune.

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