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Old 05-04-2003, 02:04 AM
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I have a buddy who wants to sell me this unit at a great price.
I wanted to know the deal on this unit i mainly fish the chesapeake bay area and will be using the sonar feature most and the gps as back-up to my waas unit I have a cuddy cabin style but with Bimini top and was wondering how the unit is in sunlight, not really direct but just a nice sunny day also can it be interfaced with a waas enabled unit like a GPSMAP76S
Last question is it worth 600 bucks without transducer (Which I already have on the boat) or should I be looking at the 600l or lowrance LCX 18 for the money
I think its a good deal but needed some advice Please help
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Old 05-04-2003, 05:54 AM
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The sunlight visibility is poor on these machines.
If you are looking for just a sounder I think you're spending too much for a used unit with NO warranty.
Go with a new one.
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Old 05-04-2003, 02:28 PM
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I'd get the 600. This years screens are great. I had a 600 since they came out. Was happy with it except the sunlight thing. Now the screens are totally visible. I sold my 600 and loran and bought an 1850WDF. The screen is great and I had to make the jump to gps. The 1650 and 1850 have 600 watt depth finders and the 600L is 350. I'm sure that isn't an issue in the Chesapeake.
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Old 05-05-2003, 04:50 AM
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I just installed a 1650WF/NT on my open fishing boat and it works great. The new AR coating on the screen makes it very readable in direct sunlight. Very easy to use as well.
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Old 05-05-2003, 05:40 AM
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The base 1650 is a non- WAAS unit....

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Old 05-05-2003, 12:05 PM
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is it worth 600 bucks? (or less) I'm using it for it's sonar capabilities and for back-up gps under a bimini top
whats it worth or what should i offer him I was told they suck if sunlight hits it.
Its about a year old
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Old 05-05-2003, 01:55 PM
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As a sounder and a back up GPS it is probabaly a good deal if you need a 600W sounder.
However, if it takes a crap in 2 months or so will you still get along with your buddy?
I would rather spend a little more and get a new machine with a full warranty. These damn electronics devices tend to be sitting in the worst enviroment during their lives.
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Old 05-06-2003, 06:30 AM
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I believe consumers marine electronics is blowing those units out-try www.cmelectronics.com
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