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    Default My times have changed.

    I was just going thru my dad's fishing stuff and found this treasure I thought needed shared with you.Name:  loktor.jpg
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Size:  77.5 KB He bought this in 1973 at a tackle store for $177.45 We thought we were on top of the world. Dad thought me to mark our way point if I may call it that. He used a baby food jar with a line on it and tied to an old spark plug. I just lowered the plug to the structure and set the jar in the water. We fished around the jar for a bit then took the jar and moved to the next spot so no one else new of our secret spot. Ahhh, remember when.
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    Thats awesome never seen something like that


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    That Little Green Box was the second thing I bought when I got home from the USN. 1970 was a long time ago. Railroad lantern batteries. Gave it to a friend that never had a depth finder when I bought a Humminbird Super Sixty a couple years later

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    Thanks for your service TeeDee, after I got out of the Marines in '75 I bought a Lowrance Super Sixty.Name:  Lowrance Super sixty.jpg
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Size:  57.0 KB I have all 19 of my depth finders as I always wanted to build a display case for them. It's been a long strange trip to this point in electronics.

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    I have had both, Wish I still did.
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    Had a green box, I thought I was uptown. Sometimes I wish that I could go back in time, sure didn't have all the bs we have today.
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    Rick P there are times when I'm fishing when I just watch the 2D and don't mess with the rest.
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    He bought this in 1973 at a tackle store for $177.45
    A lot of money back in 1973.

    If my calcs are close, that would be about $1045.00 in todays money.

    Top of the line back in the day.

    Old enough to remember the units, but a little young to purchase one.

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    Yep, our electronics cost a lot now and are very efficient but this old dog don't learn new tricks like it used to. My problem is I read the manual and set it up, go to the next cove and say how the heck do I do that again. I just spend too much time fiddling with it than I get fish. Then I'm tired and just go home. Thanks folks for the conversation and fish on.

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    As a young college student, I bought a Super Sixty after saving for months. I always took it off my jon boat for the trip home, and one day I accidently set it down and left it at the boat ramp. I was devastated, because there was no way I could buy another. So I wrote Humminbird a letter explaining my situation, and I received a new unit plus a letter from Tom Mann himself, one of my heroes along with Bill and Roland and the others at that time. I don't know which I was most proud of, the new 'Bird or the letter from Tom!
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