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Old 05-30-2005, 10:34 AM
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Default Best fishfinder for a small boat

I am looking for a good fishfinder for a small (18') bay boat. I have a excellent color machine on my current boat I am getting rid of and may want to stay with a color unit on my new boat. What brands should I stay away from? Boat will mostly be used for inshore saltwater with some trips out 20 miles on occasion. Not looking to spend a fortune either.
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Stay away from Lowrance ...

The DS500 from raymarine would be a great unit ... Furunos color is considerably larger .....

The new Garmin 198's are looking to be sweet !!!!!!

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HeHe John I can hear SeaDad now.
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Warthog all I can tell you is 9 out of 10 Lowrance units I have sold over the last 2 months had to be returned or replaced by myself and/or Lowrance .....

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I was being funny, because he's alway's showing pix's of the bottom he pass's over.
Glad to hear a good honest answer from a vender.
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Thanks for the quick response. Will the Garmin unit or Raymarine for that matter show bottom at speed? I have a Sitex thats going with my boat and it shows well at 35mph or faster.
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Such an easy answer.

Furuno 600L

Such an easy answer.
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Such and easy answer.

Raymarine DS500x

Such an easy answer.



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