Frequently Asked Questions

 

Q.  Will the eesi-klik bracket fit on my bait boat?

 

A.  Yes, if you have a 60 x 25mm flat area anywhere on the waterline of your boat.

 

Q. My eesi-klik bracket doesn't sit quite right, it's at a slight angle. What can I do?

 

A. If it's only a few degrees out, it will make no noticeable difference to everyday use. If you don't like the look of it you can warm the twisted part of the bracket with a hairdryer (no more than 15 seconds heat). You can then twist the bracket to the desired angle. You can also bend the bracket out so that the sonar sits further out from the hull of the boat if you so wish. Just make sure you wear oven gloves to hold the bracket and DON'T HEAT FOR MORE THAN 15 SECONDS.     

 

Q.  How easy is it to change the sonar battery?

 

A.  Very easy...  Undo the battery cap, push the little black tab backwards that holds the battery in place and the battery edge pops- up. Remove the old battery and push a new one into the obvious space until the black tab clicks into place. Replace the battery cap (don't forget the silicon lubricant) and tighten securely.

 

Q. Why does it show the depth as 3.6ft when there's only 2 ft of water?

 

A. All fish finders struggle for accuracy in very shallow water. You'll find that as soon as the depth gets to around 4ft, the sonar will suddenly kick into life and the display will show the correct depth. You'll also find that the sonar is much more tolerant of shallow water on the way back in.

 

 

Q. There's nowhere at the back of the boat to fit the sonar, where can i put it?

 

A.  You can mount your eesi-klik bracket anywhere aound the waterline of your boat so long as you can get your two locking pads on a flat surface, side by side.

Q. Does it matter if my sonar is below the water surface?

 

A. So long as the battery cap is securely tightened then it makes no difference at all. The sonar is completely waterproof. All sonars are supplied with a battery fitted and a spare in the pack. It might be tempting to open the sonar battery cap but it's best left closed until you need to open it. They leave Horizon base guaranteed securely tightened!

 

Q.  What's special about the locking pads?

 

A.  The locking pads are new and are up to ten times stonger than hook and loop 'Velcro'. They make an audible 'click' when you press the two sides together telling you that you have correctly fitted them together. The rear of a Microcat can be lifted by holding the bracket - the locking pads are that strong.

 

Q. How long do I leave the locking pads on the boat before first use?

 

A. 24 hours at room temperature - to allow the adhesive to set

 

Q.  Where's the best place to mount the sonar?

 

A.  Somewhere at the back of the boat, if possible, as this will give you the best range if you're fishing at distance. The eesi-klik bracket gives you more places to mount the sonar so you can get it at the back of the boat but away from line / leaders / impellers and props.

 

 

Q.  What other tips can you give?

 

A.

  • Carry a spare set of AAA batteries for the standard finder, once you get feature finding you can get carried away.
  • Always use the receiver mounting kit - it helps to avoid hitting the 'open doors' lever on the bait boat remote and gives you best range.
  • Never store the receiver with the bait boat or any other damp kit.
  • Put a drop of silicon lubricant on the battery cover seal when you eventually need to change the battery to help maintain seal integrity.
  • Learn to interpret the screen by using the finder at close range then cast a lead at a feature to see if it is weedy or clear or drop the lead from the boat hopper.  
  • Always remove the antennae from the receiver and sonar for transport or storage
  • Avoid alternating extremes of temperature when storing the sonar cradle. Condensation may build up on the CR2032 battery and cause it to discharge rapidly and/or rust.

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