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Stix77

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Ardupilot in a bait boat
« on: February 23, 2019, 06:01:04 pm »

has anyone installed an Ardupilot system in their bait boat? How easy was it and did it work effectively? The other option Iíve got is fitting a basic gps tracker in it so I canít drop the bait in a precise area when fishing at distance. Ideally a gps tracker that works with google maps so you can see the satellite image.
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2019, 07:42:40 pm »

I may be missing the point completely - but dropping bait by GPS location doesn't mean there are fish present...

Would is make sense to tow something like the Deeper Smart Fishfinder with your bait boat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zU6_B4RuF4U

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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2019, 11:47:41 am »

Remembered I had this experiment from a while back.



GPS track plotted onto map - you can see where the boat goes overland!!

Location accuracy of GPS approx 5m

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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2019, 01:36:05 pm »


.... plot of an average wife shopping in a supermarket...?
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2019, 06:31:44 pm »


.... plot of an average wife shopping in a supermarket...?




where is the "like" button when you need it :)
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2019, 07:16:13 pm »

Lol! I have a fish finder and whilst they are good, it will show you where the fish are but not necessarily where they are feeding. If there is a specific spot that they feed on then itís good to know what the cords are so that you are on the money every time
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2019, 08:58:06 pm »

Hi steve you got to catchem first cheers John V
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2019, 02:19:58 pm »

Youíre absolutely right John!  ok2
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2019, 02:32:40 pm »

put a arduino gps unit in my boat to do the same. checked the recodered points and 50% of the sail it recorded it as in the car park lol.
soon got rib out  {-)
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Re: Ardupilot in a bait boat
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2019, 03:27:47 pm »

 {-) {-)  So that worked well lol
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