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Old 12-17-2003, 06:27 AM
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I have purchased a new Parker 2320 Sport Cabin this fall. I will be fishing in the bay with water depths up to 30', in the ocean out to 200'. Which Furuno fishfinder would serve me best?

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Old 12-17-2003, 06:41 AM
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The 582 will do you well. See what Thom thinks.
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Old 12-17-2003, 06:44 AM
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What do you think? Thanks.

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Old 12-17-2003, 06:53 AM
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Before you answer this, could you also comment on the use of a Northstar 952 for my GPS/Chartplotter needs. Other "easy to use" alternatives?

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Old 12-17-2003, 10:04 AM
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Sure, those would be great choices. Might be overkill to some extent but that's OK, it would certainly be good feeling overkill.

If you really wanted to top that package off you could add either the B-256 or M-256 transducer.

Actually the description you gave was great for knowing what would really be a great fish finder package for you but it doesn't say anything about the area where you use the boat, and that is really what drives the chartplotter selection. You'll never go wrong buying a NorthStar unit. They are pricy but you get what you pay for, no question about that. However if I was just going to be fishing off the beach and in familiar backwaters for most of my time I'd probably go to Garmin for the plotter just to save enough money to pay for that expensive transducer. On the other hand if you move around a lot (tow to different areas) or your fishing style has you running all the time (like the SKA guys) then I'd be putting a lot more into the plotter. Those are the sort of circumstance under which I think the expense of the NorthStar units is justified. That's just me of course. Nothing wrong with what's been suggested.

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Thank you very much for responding to my request. As far as areas that I fish, I will be moving around to some unfamiliar waters depending on the season, but which Garmin would you recommend? You actually make me think a little harder about my choices. Also, the transducer that you speak about, is it a thru hull (cut thru). I was warned that this was not a good idea with a trailerable boat. The dealer claims I will do fine with a transom mount. Please let me know if I am being lead in the wrong direction. Also, being a new boater, who should install the transducer, the manufacturer or the dealer?

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