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Any real world experience with the Hummingbird Legend 1000?

Old 05-25-2003, 10:13 AM
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Default Any real world experience with the Hummingbird Legend 1000?

On some recommendations from Hummingbird owners here I purchased one on ebay. I literally read the opinions, instantly went over to ebay, and found a sealed Legend 1000 seconds from ending. I bid and won it for $152.50 (half retail price). I've heard the positives about Hummingbird products now I want to hear everything - good or bad.
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Old 05-28-2003, 06:24 PM
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Default Any real world experience with the Hummingbird Legend 1000?

I run an older Hbird unit, the 400TX. Mine was probably manufactured in 1999 or 2000.
It marks lots more fish than my new Eagle combo unit, although that could be due to the wider cone angle, or false echoes, I'm not sure - need more testing. I'm running the Eagle at the 50 kHz setting and the Hbird at 200 kHz, so that they don't interfere with each other.
Transducer placement is critical for getting good depth readings at cruise. I can lower the sensitivity setting on the Hbird and get good performace at 30 mph in a chop, and WOT on a smooth lake. With the sensitivity maxed out, it tends to break up more often, where it jumps up to it's maximum display of 592 feet. All is good when I slow down or stop.
There are water speed and water temperature accessories available for these, and I would highly recommend installing so that you can see if your trolling at the correct speed in a current, or to find a warm rip.
Hummingbirds are a great value, and I recently saw a photo of one on an aluminium fly-fishing guides boat down under...
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