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Old 12-17-2003, 08:32 PM
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Does anyone have one? If so, how do you like them? Pro/Cons?
1000 Deep or 2000 Deep Models
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Old 12-19-2003, 06:01 AM
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I've got the standard Legend 1000. It's a far superior unit to the Raytheon 265 I had before it. I like the easy to use control knobs and simple menus. I also like the "paper graph" display, very clear and gives an accurate picture of the bottom. Turn the gain down and you can run full speed while still getting a good depth read out. My 265 wouldn't do that even after moving the transducer twice.

I can't say anything about it's durability I've only had it for a year (my Ray 265 only lasted two years and worked inermittenedly the whole time). I did ask here about Humminbird products before I bought it and received glowing recommendations about them. My Legend has been a great, low cost fishfinder.

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Old 12-19-2003, 06:22 AM
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Thanks, I had a 365 Raytheon DD/FF Didn't like it too much either. Believe or not I liked my Humminbird 200dx dual beam better. I am only fishing the Chesapeake.
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Old 12-19-2003, 08:48 AM
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I have used several Humminbird fishfinders over the years since 1980. I used it on the lakes as well as in the Strait of Georgia, BC Canada at various depth. I found it most satisfying in locating the structures when I fish the bottom. Compare to the other brand names, I think Humminbird products are under-recognized.

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Old 12-20-2003, 11:32 AM
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I have a Legend produced before Humminbird bought them out. I really like the simplicity of the controls and the the resolution of the the display. However, the unit does produce radio frequency interference to my VHF radio. It is not severe, but does reduce the range I can receive on the VHF. (Please, no advise on potential ways to reduce the interference, I know them all and have tried them all.) I sent the unit to Humminbird and they replaced a circuit card, at no charge even though it was well out of warrenty. It helped for a few weeks and the problem reocurred. I have no idea if this is a common problem with the unit, or if it has been resolved by Humminbird after they bought the company. If I had any confidence replacing it with a new one would no0t have the problem, I would do so. If anyone can provide information on whether or not your Legend interfers with you VHF I would certainly appreciate it.
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Old 12-20-2003, 12:02 PM
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Which unit do you have?
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Old 12-21-2003, 06:42 AM
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Hey I have the same happening to my Humminbird 200DX and my Standard VHF radio I just turn off the radio.
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Old 12-26-2003, 01:14 PM
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I have the Legend 3000 Deep. I like it just fine. I selected it because of its 500 watts RMS power and dual frequency tranducer. Seems to do the job fine inshore and offshore. My only complaint, if it is one, is that from the first day the audible fish alarm has not worked. I don't really care, though. Usually they just annoy me.

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Old 01-01-2004, 01:04 PM
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Sorry for the delay in response, have been out of town with no access to the computer. I have the Zercom LPG20000, which I believe is the predecessor to the Humminbird products. At least they look identical. I was very happy with the Humminbird customer support, but the sonar still desensitizes the VHF (reduces the receive range) and only on certain channels. Unfortunately one of the channels that is effected is channel 9, the hailing channel. Probably, channel 9 is a harmonic of some clock frequency in the sonar (sorry for the engineer speak, but I work as a radio engineer, and that is likely the problem and if Humminbird has not changed their clock frequency plan their units probably have the same problem). So, what happens is I don't hear my fishing buddies in other boats calling to tell me what the Salmon are hitting on. Very bad. I'm still planning on replacing the Zercom on the boat I use for Salmon fishing on Lake Michigan, but don't want to buy another Legend from Humminbird if it has the same problem. As mentioned in my earlier post, I really like the Zercom otherwise and will put it on a smaller boat we use for fishing local lakes and rivers that does not have VHF on it. I've had Lowrance/Eagle products in the past and have had good performance and longevity from them. Have heard good things about the Furuno products as well. Any suggestions?

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