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Old 03-18-2007, 11:26 AM
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Usually fish the Merrimack river and on good days go out a few miles. Torn between the Furuno FVC 620 or the Lowrance 557. Lowrance is about the same dough and it includes GPS. If the Furuno is that much of a superior product, I will splurge for a separate GPS later. What do you think??
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I was in the same position and went with the Furuno 620 and bought a separate Garmin GPS. The guys on this site were so impressed with the 620 that they convinced me to go with it. Do a search, there is a lot of good information that relates to the Furuno, even a video of it in use.
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Go seperate units. The Furuno is that much better a sounder.
Old 03-19-2007, 12:29 PM
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how are the controls on the fvc 620? user friendly? looked at the tutorial on furuno's web site and it looks fairly straight forward but does any one have real world time with one?
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The controls are easy, and you can also make the screens customized if you want to. I got the 620 last year and I am now waiting to get my new Garmin 545. I like having seperate screens, would not mind one large screen but was cheaper to go this route. Just my opinions. Good Luck.
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got the 620 today with the airmar triducer for $818. will be getting a garmin 492 to go with it. should be able to get a smokin deal on the 492 cause they will be discontinued with the new models coming out.
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What is the best ducer to go with unit.
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Flush Housing 200/50 transducer with Built-In Deadrise Compensation• All the benefits of a flush mounted housing:-- no fairing-- minimal drag• Ensures vertical beam for:-- accurate depth performance-- excellent echo return at high speed• Two separate models:-- 12º tilted version(for 8º to 15º deadrise)-- 20º tilted version(for 16º to 24º deadrise)• Includes Temp• Right angle cable exitprotects transducercable from damage.Model B60-12Uses the Mix & Match cable system. Please specify depthfinder cable desired below.

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