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Old 01-18-2003, 06:18 PM
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I am taking delivery of a 2270 Pursuit and really having a hard time deciding what equipment to install. I have read enough to konw Icom for radio, Garmin for chartplotter, and Furuno for bottom machine.

I think that I would like two dual purpose machines from seperate manufactures just for reliablity. I was thinking

Icom 402 or 502
Furuno 1650F navtronics
Garmin 2006 with the sounder option.

But also looking at the Lowrance x15.

All suggestions welcome, and would anyone think radar on the west coast of Fl an overkill on a 22'
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Old 01-18-2003, 06:27 PM
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I am running a garmin 2010 and a furuno 582l, it is a great combo. If I was you I would forgo the sonar on the garmin and get a backup handheld gps!!! The 582l is a superior sonar and garmin is the best as far as GPS user friendliness. And you cannot go wrong with an icom radio. If you did put 2 sounders on the boat you can only use one at a time if they are on the same frequency. Just my opinion!!

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Old 01-18-2003, 11:18 PM
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I agree with John. Take the money you would have spent on the second sounder and buy a better mounted GPS, a better sounder and a handheld GPS backup. Redundant systems are essential for safety items but a fishfinder is hardly a safety item. On the other hand, if you have two GPS units and both of them are hard-wired, what happens if the boat's electrical system fails?
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Old 01-19-2003, 06:18 AM
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Hey John Sturdivant
Just curious... I'm presently living in RI but spent 30 years in northern Cal, Fished the Martinez area and Delta. How are the strippers and salmon holding up?
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Old 01-19-2003, 06:58 AM
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Sean, regarding your radar inquiry, "Reel Cop" on the Florida Sportsman board has a radar system on his Sea Pro 220CC that he installed himself. You can contact him via email at:

diamond4@peoplepc.com
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Roach:
The salmon fishing out the gate is as good as ever!!! 7 month seson from april till early november and the average fish is much bigger then 10 years ago. Solid 20 lb fish offshore in may and june and fish to 45 lbs inshore late season near duxbury reef!!!
Stripers are around and some years are better then others, june and july with live bait is still pretty good!!! Halibut also on the upswing in the summer.
Albacore fishing offshore has been great the last 3 or 4 years!!! I have spent most of my time chasing lonfin in the summer from 40 to 65 miles out. They are really out there thick, no problems plugging the fish boxes in the summer when you get on them. 25 to 50 fish days are common. So all in all fishing is still pretty good out here!!!

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Thanks for the reply John. It's always good to hear what's going on out there. I'm in the Point Judith area with 24' Rampage and really enjoying it. It took a while to catch on to things but a great adventure. The only problem is I just can't get used to the months of Feb and Mar. Still cold as hell at that time. Enjoy
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Correct me if im wrong, but what is the difference between the 2006 and 2010 other than the screen size. I'm not sure if I will be able to fit the 2010 on the console. If I can I will go that route. Not really sure how much better you can get than that. Without spending huge bucks on a northstar.

I agree the the furuno 582L is a great machine, but how much better than the 1650 or the 1850F. I believe that they are the same specs as far as power and features.
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sean9k- you are right about the garmin, the 2006 and 2010 are the same operating system, just a bigger screen. I was able to fit the 2010 and it is much easier on my 54 year old eyes. As far as the furuno I am not sure of the power output in watts of the other units but I do know the 582l is 600 watts RMS. And with the 6.5 inch screen again it is easier on the eyes!! In my opinion it is also the best small boat sonar in it's price range, they work great. I get bottom at 1500 to 2000 feet depending on conditions!!!

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