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Old 04-10-2003, 05:10 PM
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At the top of my shopping list for use mainly in Chesapeake Bay.

Anything else I should be considering in that price range?

Any problems with the unit?

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Old 04-11-2003, 04:49 AM
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Been looking myself. Another possibility is the JRC FF50. A few more $$$ but bigger screen, sunlight readable, and 600 W (RMS) output vs 350 W for the furuno. If I could afford it though I would go with the Furuno 582L.
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:06 AM
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I just put the 600L on my boat and love it. I thought about the 582 but the cost was a deterent and the fact that most of The bottom fishing I do is under 175' I could not be happier with the performace of the Furuno 600L.
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:03 AM
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How is the readability of the screen on the 600l in direct sunlight. Thats my biggest concern. I know the JRC is sunlight readable...just wondering how you found the furuno.
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:04 AM
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I've had my FCV 600L for almost a year. The unit reads bottom at WOT (41 mph).

Since I fish the Gulf and I go no more than 25 miles out, I've not had the opportunity to run the FF in any serious depth. I can say that it reads bottom from 2 ft down to 75-80 ft with no problem.

I mounted my display in the T-top electronics box and it is visible from there in any lighting condition from direct sunlight to black of night.
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Old 04-11-2003, 07:24 AM
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Default Furuno 600 Fishfinder...

using the triducer in salt water with 50kHz. Used one last weekend on a friends boat drifting for swordfish. Engine noise becomes more of an issue at these depths however, as the gain needs to be turned up. Twin 200hp rams took out the display just idling.
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Old 04-11-2003, 09:22 AM
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I have never had a problem not being able to read the screen in sunlight. Usually I end up turning the brilliance down
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Old 04-11-2003, 01:44 PM
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I have my 600 on top of console and sun can wash out color.Any suggestions?
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:22 PM
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Mine is Mounted in an electronics Box below My Hard Top so I do not Know how well it reads in direct sunlight. But I can read it well from the cockpit. You could call Furuno and see what they have to say.
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