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Box that holds sonar for ice fishing...


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Some of the recent posts mentioned ice fishing so while I was in the spirit I thought I would ask if there is anywhere in town I can buy a simple carrier to put my little 12 volt battery and a sonar. Something I can pick up and walk off with. I see a lot of these for sale, e.g. Genz systems, but always with a sonar. I don't need another sonar. Just want the portable case.

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Any of the vexilar cases should work: UC-100 Ultra Case, BC-100 Genz Case, P-160 Carrying Case, P-100 Carrying Case. the P-100 would be your cheapest option if you wanted to go that way. The only case I've usually seen in stores is the BC-100 Genz case. Hope that's what you were asking about...

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you would probably find it at Gander Mtn. in town if they're in stock this time of year

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Cove,

My fish finder stores and carries real well in an old crock pot case. It's an insulated case that has a zipper that opens an closes around the top. It has a little extra room in it for some smaller things too. It really works good.

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He's not yanking your chain either! I fished with him last winter and carried what I thought was going to be a pile of tender vittles only to discover battery acid and bolts when he uncased my "lunch". lol

Either way or whatever way, I have seen quite a few ingenious devises created or substituted for cost effective ways to meet an end. The Genz blue box was a favorite of mine. Check some rummage sales.....I have found tons of goodies at those sales.

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When canoeing I use a cheap plano toolbox from fleet farm. Bolt the finder on top to use, unbolt and put inside to store.

Same thing might work for ice fishing.

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Some good advice, and some things I had not thought of, which is why I love internet forums. I might try the plano thing with an old plano I have. Fact is, I am actually setting this up for a Sub-Trol 900 so I can monitor speed and temp at cannon ball. I only use this a week or so out of the year and rather than screw another electronic device to my crowded dash and rish messing up the wiring on my main fuse box, I got the bright idea to run this off of a small 12 volt...treat it just like a portable sonar. I will look into the other commercial things also. I am facing a time crunch so if not available at Gander I will do the plano thing.

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Couple of 6 volt lantern battery will run a LCD sonar for a week of fishing and canoeing.

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Cove.....Toss me an e-mail. I may have a power source for you.

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I've built several boxes that work well too. I even have a plan that I saved from a MN Sportsman mag somewhere around here. Let me know if you're interested.

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