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Humminbird Smartcast

Post  tootall on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:07 pm

Anyone ever used one/ had any good or bad experiences they want to share?
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  adie1200 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:11 pm

Kells got one Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  adie1200 on Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:14 pm

He had one for sale as well Very Happy

http://pikeangler.forumotion.com/private-sales-f5/loads-a-gear-t1259-15.htm

Not sure if he still has it though

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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  kell on Tue Nov 09, 2010 4:14 am

sorry sold it
but i do have one
they are good for what they are used for mainly feature finding but the depth reading in the shallows is dodgy.
i want to fit one permanatly in the bottom of my bait boat but do not know how to open it up to do it .
have sent a pm rob Very Happy
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  Andy Macfarlane on Mon Dec 13, 2010 7:52 pm

You go round the groove slowly and methodically with a junior hacksaw blade and take the top off. This allows you to change the battery, which is just a fairly standard watch type battery (one of the big ones...can't mind the code) AND you can elongate the aerial, so you get a better reception and increased distance from your screen, which is what you'll probably want to do if adding it to a bait-boat?

There are several modification sites on the net explaining how to go about it.


By the way, is the bait-boat bought or is it a homemade job??
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  kell on Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:09 am

i have done the mod to the transmitter it is the bait boat i cannot get into ? and i have no intension of cutting round the hull with an hacksaw lol Very Happy
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  Andy Macfarlane on Tue Dec 14, 2010 9:18 am

Can't you just mount it on the side like a normal transponder....or what about 2 holes in the hull and take all the gubbins out of the smartcast and fit inside the baitboat?
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Post  kell on Tue Dec 14, 2010 4:30 pm

i have taken all the gubbins out of the transponder and if i can find out how to split the boat i would epoxy the the unit to the bottom of the boat ensuring no air bubbles were in the epoxy. but i am unsure how to open the boat lol Very Happy
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  Andy Macfarlane on Wed Dec 15, 2010 12:13 pm

Cannae be sealed unit surely? Must be a way to get in for maintenance?
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  Mick Cobb on Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:32 pm

Have used them on and off over the years..very useful on rivers would find it better to cast upstream and retrieve with the flow thus not moving the smartcast off it's plane.
Also try on a stillwater with floating line and let the wind take it to areas out of reach or to run parrellel to the bank..practice makes perfect sometimes Wink

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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  esoxjeff on Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:19 pm

Mick Cobb wrote:Have used them on and off over the years..very useful on rivers would find it better to cast upstream and retrieve with the flow thus not moving the smartcast off it's plane.
Also try on a stillwater with floating line and let the wind take it to areas out of reach or to run parrellel to the bank..practice makes perfect sometimes Wink

do you still use em Mick. Very Happy
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Re: Humminbird Smartcast

Post  Mick Cobb on Sat Jan 01, 2011 6:00 pm

esoxjeff wrote:
Mick Cobb wrote:Have used them on and off over the years..very useful on rivers would find it better to cast upstream and retrieve with the flow thus not moving the smartcast off it's plane.
Also try on a stillwater with floating line and let the wind take it to areas out of reach or to run parrellel to the bank..practice makes perfect sometimes Wink

do you still use em Mick. Very Happy

Not for a few years..but it's still in the rucksack probably with a flat battery..a watch style battery if i remember is whats used Smile

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