Can I use my fish finder sonar to track Chinese subs?
- GlacierwolfLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
Yes, but, by the time it's displayed on the screen you would probably be rammed.
True story. I had a 40' wooden sloop I would tramp from Portland Me to Nantucket and around Cape Cod as a younger man. One of my best friends and crews was a highly decorated US Coast Guard rescue boat operator (Coxswain). Middle of the night, no wind, no waves - engine broke - I am slowly limping her into Porstmouth NH barely moving. Up ahead I see a revolving yellow light - looks like a tow truck in the middle of the channel to me. I yell down to my sleeping friend, "Hey, what does it mean when you see a tow truck light in the channel?" OMG, he pops up from below like hot toast, "Its a surfaced submarine!! It's a sub. They wont get out of the way for you because the can't!" I put the helm over hard but with no wind, no engine, they response is serious slow motion..... they passed so close I could make out the rank of the person on in the conn tower. Was one of the attack subs leaving the Kittery Maine Naval Yard. I thought a sailboat was quiet. Those things are smmoooottth in the water.
- conley39Lv 72 months ago
No, you can't use a fish finder for that.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I have done it many times when living in Alaska.
- 2 months ago
"You could try. If you're okay with failing"Source(s): My cousin
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- RickLv 62 months ago
usually you can just HEAR THEM .................
- LeeLv 42 months ago
Yes, provided you can first attach it to the sub and have enough fishing line. I’d recommend tying it to your toe for fine sensitivity.