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Furuno 620 with Airmar P79

Old 10-24-2006, 03:13 PM
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Default Furuno 620 with Airmar P79

I just bought a new Steiger Miami 21 and have kind of decided on the Furuno 620 with a "shoot Thru" Airmar P79 Transducer. Has anyone tried this combo?
Old 10-26-2006, 01:35 PM
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Default RE: Furuno 620 with Airmar P79

Just installed it a few weeks ago.
I'm having a problem with it not reading at speed; may be because of a poor mounting location. I realized that the 620 was set for "auto" fishing- instead of auto "cruising"- I'm going to try that setting to see if it helps.

In any case, the 620 is one sweet sounder
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I got my 620/P79 from Jim at BOE last spring. He was very helpfull during the purchase!

My unit is mounted in an 18 deg. hull. The Airmar instruction manual has an excellent method for lacating the ducer. You basically place the ducer in a plastic bag with water and move it around the hull untill you find sweet spot.

I agree with tobnpr, it's a great sounder; glad I didn't go with a Raymarine!

I'm still in the water if you want to see mine in action.

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Default Re: Furuno 620 with Airmar P79

Reefdrifter, I sent you a PM
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Default Re: Furuno 620 with Airmar P79

Don't have that same setup as I went with the transom mount transducer. But I will say that after having the Furuno 620 for a couple of weeks and 2 trips, the unit is awesome. Didn't have any doubts about the ability to read the bottom etc but was concerned with the sunlight viewability. No problem, even with the brightest sunlight the screen is great. My boat has an engine bracket so the outboards are setback further than some and I don't lose loose bottom even at 57 mph on smooth water. In a 2 foot gulf chop, still reading at 36 mph. Awesome unit.
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Default Re: Furuno 620 with Airmar P79

Which transducer are you using? P66??
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Yes, the P66.
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