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Old 11-12-2002, 01:07 PM
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Most of my fishing is done in waters 10 to 70 ft deep. I may occasionally fish in waters to 100 ft deep but not very often. If I did fish in waters over 100 ft deep I would'nt need to mark fish that deep only the bottom. So my question is do I really need a dual frequency fish finder? Thought I would ask the experts. [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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Old 11-12-2002, 02:52 PM
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Default Do I really need a dual frequency fish finder?

Have never found any need for the 50khz, even in 700 plus feet of water. The 200khz should do just fine.
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Old 11-12-2002, 03:01 PM
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You don't really need one, but you might benefit from one. I'd go for dual frequnency just because its so very hard to find a high quality single frequency unit these days. Beyond that the wider cone angle of the 50 kHz side can be useful for structure scanning.

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Old 11-12-2002, 04:10 PM
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Okay, now that it seems that I only need the single frequency, what in your opinion is the best single frequency unit out there. I was looking at the Garmin 240 but have not seen many reports on it from actual users. Thanks in advance [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_confused.gif[/img] [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif[/img]
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There's a lot of good units out there: Lowrance, Hummingbird, Raymarine (use to be Raytheon), and Furuno to name a few. www.consumersmarine.com is a great place to buy...very knowledgeable people to talk with. You can spend anywhere from $150.00 to $2,000. Do you want a GPS unit with it? How about color? Give'em a call to discuss you needs. There all pretty good.

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Old 11-12-2002, 05:56 PM
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Default Do I really need a dual frequency fish finder?

There is somewhat of an answer to your question on the Furuno website, and I hope this helps. Furuno has posted an evaluation from "Powerboat Reports" which might partially be an aid to you.

Go to www.furuno.com
Click-products
Click-Depth & Fishfinders
Click-"Powerboat Reports"-Ranks the LS-6100...

This should be very informative to you.

Good luck on your choice!

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Old 11-13-2002, 09:06 AM
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I like having the Duel Frequency. With my unit, I can see the "fishy arches" in the 50khz mode [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]!
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Old 11-13-2002, 03:49 PM
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I don't go to 50Khz until I get to 350 feet of water. Less than that I use 200.

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Old 11-14-2002, 01:54 PM
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With the beam width of the 50 khz, those fishy arches showing fish can be a long way from directly under the boat. The deeper the water, the bigger the problem.
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