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Most Recent Questions
Recent Question:
This item includes all the things to work? How many hours it runs with a 12v 7a battery?
Recent Question:
Does this item need a transducer?
Recent Question:
Does this unit have a low battery alarm?
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Is this unit loaded with the California Delta Maps and charts
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does this unit have a water temperature sensor?
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Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder

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Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder

The Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 4-Inch Waterproof Fishfinder and Dual-Beam Transducer is an ideal choice for fishing enthusiasts. Featuring an 8-level grayscale display, the built-in fish ID allows you to choose the screen display format, and to custom tune a variety of other settings. It features a dual-beam transducer that can cover a wide area of 60 degrees. With its dual beam system, it is ideal for both deep and shallow water conditions. This Humminbird fishfinder can recognize fish even at a depth of 800 feet. Enjoy use even in low light conditions with the backlit display. The depth range can be easily adjusted using zoom controls. Tilt and swivel mount allows for easy adjustment.
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Questions & Answers for Johnson Outdoors Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder

Question

does this fish findr shw drop offs

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
4 answers
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answer 1
It shows the bottom contour as you move over it. So when you cross the dropoff, it will show the change on the screen.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
answer 2
yes has different inverse white scale and black bottom
could be useful in finding true drop offs and bottom
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
answer 3
This unit does an excellent job of showing drop offs for me. The deepest water I have currently fished in is less than 100ft.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
tlzm
 - eastern Kentucky
answer 4
yes
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
HuckFinn72
 - Fenton, MO
Question

Does the hummingbird 170 come with a transducer

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
kblan123
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
yes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
answer 2
Yes..And you can mount it thru the hull or onto your stern...You will receive the necessary items to mount it to your stern, however you will have to purchase the install kit for the thru hull application..Humminbird, Bass Pro Shops and maybe your local Sportsman Facility will offer these kits..Thru hull applications will not work on metal boats and you loose the water temperature option..
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 3
Yes it does
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
Question

Can this device be used for salt water or is it more suitable for fresh waters?

Also, are the transducer and the cable included?
asked 4 years, 6 months ago
By
Bilek
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
Only use this for freshwater. And the transducer along with a 6 foot power cord is also included..
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
More for fresh water. Yes the transducer and cable is included along with a 6 ft power cord.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
salt or fresh and yes transducer and cables are included
answered 4 years, 5 months ago
By
Mark41
Question

How is this product powered? Small or large batteries?

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
You can power this product up with any size 12 volt battery(along with an attached fuse option),,or an 8 pack of AA battery kit that you can buy at any Radio Shack Store. This would depend on your own personal useage..as I've been told that the AA Battery Kit will provide 30 Hrs of use, but only for the power to the fishfinder alone..
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
It is up to the individual. Mine is powered by 8 Double A batteries. How ever you can use a 12 volt battery depending upon the electronics on your boat.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
I hooked it to my trolling motor battery. Any 12 volt source will work. The unit requires very low amperage. The instructions recommend you use a 1 amp fuse in the power cord.
answered 4 years, 8 months ago
By
Todd1960
 - Metropolis, IL
Question

does this unit have a backlit display or light for night fishing?

light???
asked 4 years ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
3 answers
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answer 1
Yes, however, keep in mind that when using the display light that its a heavier drain on your battery, unless your using a 12 volt battery..
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
Yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
answer 3
Yes, This unit has a backlight for night time viewing.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Didally
 - North Carolina
Question

Is it waterproof?

What kind of warrenty?
asked 5 years, 7 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes..
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
It's waterproof but not submersible. Rain's OK just don't drop it overboard. Don't have the warranty info handy.
answered 5 years, 5 months ago
By
LakePowellJunkie
 - St. George, UT
Question

How does Dual Beam Sonar work?

asked 4 years, 11 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
You have access to internet so log onto Humminbird and it will show exactly how the sonar beams work on a single, double and triple beam.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
Have a look at the humminbird web page. They have a page that explains all of this info. It was real helpful to me.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Sabian95
 - Massena, New York
Question

can this be mounted on a pontoon boat

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
I dont see why not, i guess it could be done with the pontoon out of water with some expoxy and a piece of wood to screw to
or mount the transducer on the deck and extend it into the water
hope this helps
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
answer 2
yes
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
Question

how is the unit mounted in an open jon boat?

asked 4 years, 4 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
i mounted it by where i operate my foot controls for my bow mounted trolling motor,this way i can see it in my fishing seat an swivel it back to the aft seat while driving, hope this helps
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Norcalgearhead
answer 2
Your transducer will be mounted to the outside stern of the boat, taking into consideration the location of your motor.More information is included with the fishfinder along with all necessary hardware. Your fishfinder can be permantly placed or made portable only by your own imagination.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
Question

Can this be used for Ice Fishing?

asked 4 years, 10 months ago
By
tk543832
on Humminbird PiranhaMAX 170 Fish Finder
2 answers
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answer 1
For ice fishing the portable Humminbird 160 Graph is recommended..
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
JustGoFishing
 - Muskegon, Mi
answer 2
shoud use the portable 160 for ice fishing.
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
USmile4m3
 - Muskegon, Michigan
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