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Old 01-20-2003, 02:21 AM
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Can anyone tell me the best f-f in the 200.00 range. Always fish saltwater, almost always in the bay. 30 ft or less. Thanks
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:28 AM
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Spend a few more dollars and get a Furuno LS6100...might cost 350 with transducer. Maybe someone on this board can find a good price.
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Old 01-20-2003, 07:34 AM
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check out Lowrance X-97 large screen and easy to use. comes with lots of options. great choice for your application
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Old 01-20-2003, 05:12 PM
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FURUNO LS6100 - you wont be disappointed - you get what you pay for and it has been said many times in the past - any FF less than $200 is not worth owning. For the record - I own a FCV600L on the big boat and an Apelco 365 on the small boat - twice the price for the FURUNO, but, If I have to upgrade on the smaller boat - it will be a FURUNO!!!!

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Old 01-20-2003, 09:18 PM
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Can the Furuno LS6100 be flush mounted in-dash?
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Old 01-22-2003, 06:36 AM
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I can't remember the magazine but I think it was "Powerboat" rated fishfinders. Furuno LS6100 was rated number 1 and Garmin 240 a close second. In the depths you are fishing you will not need a dual frequency like the LS6100. And if you need the room the LS6100 is a much larger unit than the Garmin 240. You might want to look at the Garmin 240. Just my opinion.
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:13 AM
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Chisnik, they sell a flush mount kit, and the manual also has a template for the cuts you need to do.

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Old 01-22-2003, 11:39 AM
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Thanks!
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Old 01-22-2003, 03:43 PM
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To flush mount, the cut-out about 6.8 inches wide and 6.6 inches tall.
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Old 01-22-2003, 07:03 PM
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Unfortunately you will not be able to get either the Furuno or the Garmin for $200.00. So I don't know if we helped at all.
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Old 01-23-2003, 02:19 PM
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nmarzo, A local dealer here sells the LS6100 for 275, but you would need to spend another 75 for the xducer. Trust me, if you have to wait and save another 150 bucks it is TOTALLY WORTH IT. I used to use the cheap fish finders, then moved up, and the difference is unbelievable. It was really like "Once I was blind but now I see." Get the Furuno. A friend has the LS 6100 on a Whaler, and he can watch 3/8 oz jigs pass under the boat.
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