Fishing News, Tips and Techniques

Humminbird Fishin’ Buddy Portable Fishfinder Review – Part 1

Humminbird Fishin' Buddy Fishfinder Review

Introduction

I’ve been fishing from rental boats at Los Vaqueros Reservoir a lot lately. It’s a tough place to fish as it is so I wanted to give myself an edge and get a fishfinder that could be easily mounted to the boat. I looked at Humminbird’s Fishin’ Buddy series which consists of four different models all designed with portability in mind.

I was really intrigued by the side looking sonar and wanted a color screen as well so I chose the Humminbird Fishin’ Buddy 140c.

Unboxing

After taking everything out of the box there were about 10 individual pieces that needed to be assembled. I like to read instruction manuals completely before assembling anything. This took about 5 minutes. The assembly itself took about 20 minutes including putting in the 6 AA batteries that power the fishfinder.

First Impressions

After assembling all the pieces I put it on my digital scale which registered the fishfinder at 5.8lbs. That makes it a little heavier than a good sized laptop. I was initially concerned with how sturdy the clamp would be but after handling it a bit I could see that it was pretty solid and would probably attach to the boat adequately. That goes for the rest of the fishfinder as well. Although made of plastic it was solid and didn’t make me feel like it would melt in the sun or something.

One other concern I had was with the battery placement. It was under a cover held down by three screws. Over the cover went the display which was attached by another screw. Connectors from the battery housing then attached to the display. This doesn’t sound like much when assembling at home but if your batteries ran out of juice while you’re on the water that might be a different story.

That will definitely be something I’ll look at when taking it out for field tests in part 2 of the review. Stay tuned…

Comments

  1. nice tools…. I’ll be waiting from ur test result…

  2. What was the findings from your field test on this?

    Thanks!

  3. For most up-to-date information you have to go
    to see world wide web and on web I found this site as a best site for most up-to-date updates.
    humminbird 120 recently posted..humminbird 120My Profile

  4. I am regular reader, how are you everybody? This article posted at this website is in fact
    pleasant.
    Laguna Homestudio – Feel the art of Music recently posted..Laguna Homestudio – Feel the art of MusicMy Profile

  5. I am sure this article has touched all the internet users,
    its really really fastidious post on building up new weblog.
    Trabalho Acadêmico recently posted..Trabalho AcadêmicoMy Profile

  6. Good way of explaining, and good article to get information on the topic of my presentation topic, which i am going to convey in institution of
    higher education.
    Monografia e TCC | AD Monografias Online | Seu site de monografias na internet recently posted..Monografia e TCC | AD Monografias Online | Seu site de monografias na internetMy Profile

  7. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after
    looking at a few of the posts I realized it’s new to me.
    Nonetheless, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be bookmarking it and
    checking back regularly!
    Compromisso Acadêmico – Monografias & TCC recently posted..Compromisso Acadêmico – Monografias & TCCMy Profile

  8. Hey! Someone in my Myspace group shared this website with us so
    I came to look it over. I’m definitely enjoying the information.
    I’m bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my followers!
    Exceptional blog and outstanding design and style.
    Best plagiarism combat on recently posted..Best plagiarism combat onMy Profile

  9. Hi, yes this article is in fact fastidious and I have learned lot of things from it on the topic of blogging.
    thanks.
    Studio Mix Lab – Estúdio Musical Marketing Digital e SEO recently posted..Studio Mix Lab – Estúdio Musical Marketing Digital e SEOMy Profile

  10. For a group or just for two, St. Patrick’s Day party games for individual play
    or group competitors will break the ice for the wearing of the green.
    st patricks day t shirt recently posted..st patricks day t shirtMy Profile

  11. Hi there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my facebook
    group? There’s a lot of people that I think would really appreciate your content.
    Please let me know. Thank you
    bouncycastlesforsale.net recently posted..bouncycastlesforsale.netMy Profile

Speak Your Mind

Read previous post:
When Fish Attack
Close