Friday, July 12, 2013

NorCross HawkEye F33P Fish Finder


Product Details

  • Amazon Sales Rank: #2212 in GPS or Navigation System

  • Color: Grey

  • Brand: Norcross

  • Model: F33P

  • Released on: 2006-09-11

  • Number of items: 1

  • Dimensions: 2.00" h x 3.00" w x 6.00" l, 1.57 pounds

  • Native resolution: 160 x 132

  • Display size: 2.3


  • Marine tool is ideal for fishermen

  • Using an ultra wide, 25 degree sonar beam angle, delivers accurate depth, fish and bottom structure readings from 1.5 to 99.9 feet

  • Operationable down to zero degrees Fahrenheit; includes a trollable, mountable, and floatable sonar sensor with 35 feet of cable and cable tie-strap

  • Exceptionally easy to use; simply turn the power on, toss the sonar sensor from the shoreline, bridge, or boat

  • Fits in the palm of your hand


Customer Reviews

Most helpful customer reviews

210 of 212 people found the following review helpful.
5It Actually Works!
By Doug
Unlike the Humminbird RF35, the Norcross Hawkeye can actually detect the fish!

I've used both, the Humminbird works fine as a depth finder, but has difficulty detecting fish. The Hawkeye, on the other hand, sees them.

Case in point, on a recent trip to Crane Prairie Reservoir (Oregon) we were looking for bass. According to the Hawkeye there weren't any fish when we checked their usual holding spots. When we finally moved over to the channel the Hawkeye started detecting fish (and we caught a few). Apparently the heat made the fish move to the deeper parts of the lake. Same thing happened on Paulina and Big Lava lakes. Without the Hawkeye we probably wouldn't have caught a thing!

Also, the Hawkeye uses plain old AAA batteries, unlike the Humminbird which uses an expensive lithium-ion 2450CR watch battery. (The AAAs seem to last longer, too.)

66 of 67 people found the following review helpful.
5Well worth the money!!!
By 01-544
I used this fish finder for the first time today on a pontoon boat and I am very impressed with it.

Although the unit doesn't show the actual contour of the bottom or any structures like and average fish finder, it does accurately indicate the type of bottom structure (i.e. rocks, weeds). It will show you if there are long or short weeds or a large or small amount of rock, stumps, etc... with great accuracy with my use.

The depth finder is very accurate, but not as accurate as an average fish finder mounted permanently to a boat. The reason I say it's not as accurate is because the float that holds the sonar sensor moves up and down with any waves and the unit may indicate depths ranging up to 5 feet +/- the actual depth. If the water is calm the unit is very accurate and I have no complaints about it, it served me well with determining the depths of different coves I fished in with a boat.

The unit appeared to quite accurately indicate fish in the approximate area of the boat, when the unit indicated numerous fish were present at a certain depth I would adjust my float on my fishing line to that approximate depth and would have luck catching fish (Bluegill), when no fish were indicated on the finder we never saw nor caught any fish in that area. Based on my results when using the finder to locate fish I would say that this unit is fairly accurate in detecting fish that are present.

The cord that holds the sonar sensor is very durable and should last a long time given it's not scraped across rocks or sharp objects.

The screen is very easy to see outdoors in direct sunlight, I never had a problem with viewing the screen at any time during the day.

The battery life appears to be very long, I had installed used batteries I removed from other devices since I didn't have any new AAA batteries on hand. When I installed the used, batteries the unit indicated that they were very low in charge, however, the unit lasted all day with continuous use without any failure. Based on this performance I would say that the unit would last several trips on the 4 AAA batteries that the unit operates on if the batteries are new.

The operation of the unit if extremely simple and a quick read of the operation manual will have you up and running within 5 minutes.

I would highly recommend this unit to anyone looking for a very reasonably priced and accurate fish/depth finder. I plan on using this unit in the near future for shore fishing mainly as a depth gauge, when I have any results after using this unit for shore fishing I will update my review.

53 of 57 people found the following review helpful.
4good bang for the buck
By rob
This is a portable fishfinder, and is good at what it does. I've used the threaded "broom handle" mount for the transducer to actually mount the transducer to the bottom of my kayak; then install/uninstall after each trip, rather than use the "float". It works great, marks groups of fish, the alarm is plainly audible, the depth seems accurate from informal and shallow water observation. The depth finder is actually the most valuable part of the tool, since it is using the depth and a chart where fish holding holes and channels can be discovered. Yes, the next step is to get a "real" fish finder, but for the money, ease of use, and portability...this unit is hard to beat.

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