color vs mono

Old 01-01-2003, 09:29 PM
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If I go with a color fishfinder will it noticable help in finding bait fish and schools of fish, and sort out trash readings or is just prettier. I have the raymarine 470 now and considering the 760.Please leave all comments pros and cons. Thanks
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I like color because you don't have to look as hard at it, just a glance. Changing colors (hard/soft echos) gets your attention. Trouble is that any unit with only a TFT color screen has to be shaded from sun or bright daylight. Trans reflective screens like Sci-Tex Profish work best in direct sunlight but the color is muted.

I have the L760 mounted in my electronics box and like it, but between sunrise and sunset have to keep the bimini up. Raymarine claims their latest (2003) versionreally is daylight readable (appx. $1,000 to update).

Based on my Garmin StreetPilot III in bright light, you should look at their sounders.

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Old 01-02-2003, 06:28 AM
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If you are looking at alternate finders, look at Furuno 582. I like my Raymarine RL70 but I went with Furuno on the sounder. If you are using seatalk or HB2 system, then stay with Raymarine 760.

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R Scott: when i ordered my new boat I had a raytheon 750 (mono) installed from the dealer. My previous boat had a furuno 667 on it. After about 6 months I changed to the furuno 582l. The difference between color and mono is like night and day!!! It is much easier to see bait balls and marks with the color units!!!!

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Old 01-02-2003, 09:09 PM
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I woill never go back to mono. Color is the way to go. It helps you differentiate bait from fish readings. As far as which one, I will be upgrading to the Furuno 600 from a Sitex. I spoke to a Furuno guy at their booth at the NY show. He recommended the 600 for the price over the 582 unless you fish REALLY deep water.

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color. no brainer.
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Old 01-03-2003, 08:25 AM
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I went with mono. The deciding factor for me was simple. I wear Polarised sunglasses. It makes acolor screen look all crazy. I thought it was better to rpotect my eyes from all day on the water with the polarised lenses, than satisfy an urge for the color. And then I took the extra $300 and bought myself a new VHF and antenna!
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Old 01-03-2003, 09:47 AM
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I used to fish with a 470 then bought a 600L (Furuno). It was like night and day. The colors let you know if you are over bait (yellow, green) or bigger fish, (red). If you bottom fish color is must or you are wasting precisious fishing time. The color helps so much with structure. IMHO if you bottomfish or need to know where structure is your being silly not getting a color. To try to save a couple of bucks on a color machine when you have already invested thousands of dollars in a boat and gear is rediculious. Good Luck.
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Old 01-04-2003, 06:46 AM
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If you fish,go with a color fish finder.i went with a furuno 600 L ,bought at ny show $625.i also considered mono 6100,but after thinking about it and im sure in time ill be better off with color
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