Marine Electronics Forum - Looking for a good bottom fishing graph
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08-10-2012, 06:05 AM
I have a furuno 1650 on my boat and it's great for navigation but the bottom graph is not good at all. I will probably keep the furuno for now and I'm looking for a graph that works well and is easy to use. Also price is a big factor. Any help?
08-10-2012, 07:18 AM
I'm far from an expert, but that unit has a decent sonar (for it's time). Perhaps a viable alternative might be upgrading the transducer.
08-10-2012, 08:26 AM
A Furuno FCV585 and a quality transducer will give you superb bottom reading capability.
You will have the capability of 600 or 1000 watts.
And by fall the newer version of the FCV585 will be out in the US...the FCV587.
But regardless of what system you get..Furuno,Simrad,Lowrance,Garmin, Raymarine...a quality transducer will be the key to improved bottom detail.
08-10-2012, 06:32 PM
The furuno looks nice but maybe a little pricey right now. I may look into a new transducer first. Do y'all know what kind will work with my current furuno 1650?
08-10-2012, 06:38 PM
. I may look into a new transducer first. Do y'all know what kind will work with my current furuno 1650?
What size and type is your boat ( inboard--outboard ?) and how deep do you fish? Knowing that will help with transducer choice.
08-11-2012, 02:12 AM
It's a 25 ft. Walkaround. I don't think I would bottom fish in more than 250 ft. Very often.