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Old 01-15-2003, 06:49 PM
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looking to install fish finder on boat. was satisfied with garmin 240 unit but would like some feedback as to 160 or other brands. fish out of seaford long island and do not plan (AT LEAST NOT YET) to be in more than 80-100 feet of water. like the temp and speed features. thanx for your input!!!
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Old 01-15-2003, 11:04 PM
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Garmin has a $25 rebate on either the 160 or 240 until April 30. You will find that at their website. I have a 160 and have been pleased with it. A lot of people have the 240. You will find people that either "swear by them" or "swear at them". I will say from what I have read, and from first hand experience, they have a good customer service department. Garmin is a company that seems to value the customer, and tries to satisfy their customers. There are some other fishfinders that are good, and some better, it has to do with whether you prefer blondes, brunettes, or red heads. As long as they are playmate material I want kick them off the boat.
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Old 01-16-2003, 10:54 AM
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I have the 240 on my offshore boat and bass boat. You can't beat it for the money.
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Old 01-17-2003, 09:50 PM
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I had the 160 on my last boat. I bought the 240 for the new boat (have to wait for spring to get comparison). The only difference is 160x160 vs. 240x240 pixels on the screen. So, you'll get a display with more resolution. Just make sure you get the "Blue" version of either one. I gives you the dual beam transducer (50/200kHz) vs. the single beam (200kHz) of the standard. This should also give you a better picture in saltwater as well as shallow and deep water viewing.
IMO, you can't go wrong with either one.
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Old 01-18-2003, 08:46 AM
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Last year I had to make the same decision on which depth finder to get. I looked at the garmin 160 and 240 the furuno ls6000 and the Lowrance X91. the garmin 240 was a good looking screen with alot of features but I didnt like the size of the transducer. The furuno ls6000 was a good long proven unit but also had the big transducer and the screen was getting a little outdated. So I went with the Lowrance X91. I am very pleased with the unit the screen looks great at night and I still get bottom readings at 45MPH.I was very impressed the the ability to pick up fish on ocean reefs and the size just fit right into my center console. Since then I also purchased the Global Map 2400 which is a look alike. Makes a nice setup. Simnce last year Furuno came out with the LS6100 and Lowrance came out with the X97 which is the same as the X97 but with 320 pixels vs. 240.Alot of people have been picking up the X91 at Cabelas for $299.00. I would check out these unit and make your decision from there.
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Old 01-19-2003, 09:12 AM
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I have the 160 , its a good unit for the money
the only difference between 160 and 240 is the # of pixels. I had to change the fuse holder in mine , unit kept going off and on ,ive heard other guys with same problem. works fine now.
Basically I think you go with what you can afford.
The 160 or 240 will work fine ,the next step up
IMO would be color,such as the furuno 600L=more
money but give much better definition.
By the way If you Have A GPS dont bother spending the xtra money on transducer with speed.
The gps will be more accurate than the transducer
and if you keep your boat in the water for the season ,the little wheel on the transducer that
gives you your speed will freeze up[barnicles,slime, etc.] rendering it useless anyway.
Good luck Dan.
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Old 01-23-2005, 10:44 AM
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I bought an Osprey with a 160 installed by the previous owner. After being plagued by intermittent operation (great fun in the shallow waters of Chesapeake Bay), I replaced the el cheapo in-line fuse holder with a spring-loaded model from West Marine.

I've had no trouble since then.
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3 trouble free seasons with the 160. Does a fine job for what I paid for it.
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W/TRANSOM MOUNT DEPTH AND TEMP $115.00



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