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The speed difference between Depth Raider and Fish Hawk


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I'm running a Moor and it can be calibrated. Pretty sure you should be able to calibrate the depth raider. When the lake is fairly calm drop it down a foot or two and compare it with the sog on your gps. I did that and afterwards ran side by side with my buddy's boat. The Moor was spot on with his fish hawk.

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as long as its consistent you should be good i have a moore i'm pretty sure it reads slower than actual but it is consistent so i know when it hits the sweet spot for the day i am good  i dont care what the number is only that its at the same spot it was when the  last fish hit. 

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I have the Depth Raider on my boat and agree that it reads slower than the Fish Hawk, on my boat I feel that it is about 0.3 slower than it would read on the Fish Hawk.  I like a 2.1-2.2 on the Depth Raider which I feel is more closer to 2.4 on the Fish Hawk.  Lately though, it seems like kings have wanted it faster and I have been running more towards a 2.3-2.4 speed and have been getting them to chew.

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I have both and found it is not simply an offset. I calibrated gps, depth raider, and fish hawk to read identical at 2.5mph (in calm water)...at 3mph on depth raider, fish hawk reads 3.3; at 2mph on depth raider, fish hawk reads 1.8. Also changes in speed can be seen on depth raider in a few seconds; changes on fish hawk D version take about a minute to display.

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