Fishing & Boating News

Bottom Line's New Fishin' Buddy 1200

All the Features at a More Affordable Price

by: Ron Giudice, Blue Heron Communications

(Wednesday, January 05,2000 - ) Bottom Line's Fishin' Buddy 2200 and 2250 have a new sibling....introducing the Fishin' Buddy 1200 æ the latest model of the most popular and technologically advanced portable fish finder ever made. And the Fishin' Buddy 1200 is the most economically priced portable yet. The Fishin' Buddy 1200 includes the patented SideFinder® with the multi-view transducer. With SideFinder the user can look not only down but to the side as well.

Also standard is the large 3.3 inches by 2.4 inches display providing over 8 square inches of viewing area with over 1,000 pixels per square inch. With that many pixels, screen clarity provides the angler with precise detail. The large display is capable of multiple views, adjustable backlit display, automatic gain control and screen contrast adjustment. The unit will display depth of up to 240 feet, SideFinder out to 120 feet, digital readouts for water temperature and depth and has a low battery level indicator.

Like the 2200 and 2250, the 1200 has a fully adjustable telescopic shaft allowing for easy transport and storage. Added to the Fishin' Buddy 1200 is a new compartment for the three "C" batteries that provide 40 hours of fish finding use. The new streamline design measures 6.5 inches by 33 inches by 8 inches. The Fishin' Buddy 1200 weighs just five pounds.

The Fishin' Buddy 1200, 2200 and 2250 are designed to be portable and each unit is shipped with an adjustable C-clamp mounting systems that allows the Fishin' Buddy to be used on jon boats, dingies, docks, canoes, float tubes, pontoons, rowboats, and for ice fishing as well as on the traditional deep-V boats. There are no holes to drill or wires to run. With batteries inserted, Fishin' Buddies are ready to use right out of the box. A full one year warranty is standard for this Bottom Line fish finder. Bottom Line, the technological leader in sonars, is a product by Computrol, Inc. of Meridian, Idaho.

For more information on the Fishin' Buddy or other Bottom Line products, write Computrol at 499 East Corporate Drive, Meridian, Idaho 83642 or call (208) 887-1000