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|The One and Only Fish Finder
By Brian Long
At KayakFishingSupplies.com we sell and recommend only one model of fish finder: the Cuda Series made by Eagle. As a sister company to Lowrance, there is also a comparable line produced by that company which look identical to the Cuda's and they are equally advisable. There are a number of reasons why we recommend these units, and we'll outline them here.
The most important aspect of any electronic item on a kayak is of course its resistance to water. In that regard, we haven't found a better option than the Eagle Cuda's. Many of our customers leave the head unit connected to the kayak at all times and never bother removing it. Whether they're launching through the surf, fishing in the rain, or tend to spend more time upside down than right side up, these units are as waterproof as we've seen. That in itself should be reason enough to choose one of these fish finders, but there's plenty more.
Installation of these units is by far the easiest and most waterproof due to the single plug that connects to the head unit. The plug is small enough to require only a standard wire seal, as shown in our installation videos, creating a clean and waterproof seal that takes up very little deck space. We haven't found any other Humminbird, Garmin, Raymarine, or other brand that has plugs small enough to use the same wire seal. Most require a rather large cable clam which is much bulkier, doesn't seal nearly as well, needs a bigger hole in the kayak, and just looks plain ugly. Some other models actually connect the electrical plugs as they're plugged into the base, and again the seal through the deck can be even more problematic with this style.
Not to be overlooked is the price point. In addition to the other advantages Eagle Cuda's have over other models on the market, they're also some of the cheaper fish finders you'll find. The 350 in particular is one of the cheapest gps combo units available. Eagle could price these units above their competition and be well justified with the advantages they hold, but the low price makes it an even easier decision.
We've found no reason to mess around with other options, these fish finders really have no drawbacks we can find. They're as waterproof as any fish finder on the market, they install the easiest on a kayak and price wise they're some of the cheaper fish finders out there. Between Eagle and Lowrance there are color and black and white models available with or without gps. For further information on how to install these fish finders on your kayak, please view our installation video.
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