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Offline Huntin2

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using 999 for ice fishing
« on: January 12, 2017, 02:28:20 PM »
Just wondering if anyone has used their 999 for ice fishing? Any advice would be appreciated.

Steve


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Re: using 999 for ice fishing
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2017, 02:53:05 PM »


I run my 998 in the winter. It is nice little unit. I run the XI 9 20 iceducer and set the transducer mode to dual beam. I am usually in the tent so I drill a separate hole for the ducer which keeps tangles down to almost never and I don't have to keep pulling the transducer. The unit eats a lot of battery so I run Iron- phosphate batteries which cost a little more but are much lighter and last a lot longer than Sealed Lead Acid batteries.

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Re: using 999 for ice fishing
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2017, 02:56:34 PM »
That looks awesome. So a 12v 9AH batery wouldnt run the unit?

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Re: using 999 for ice fishing
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2017, 03:34:21 PM »
That 9Ah battery will run it for about 7.5 hours (new, it will get worse after repeated charges), which would be plenty I suppose for normal folks. I will sometimes fish 10-12 or more hours a day. That is where a 15Ah battery comes in very handy.


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