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Old 11-27-2004, 08:09 PM
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Are hummingbird fishfinders any good? Over the winter I would like to update my fishfinder I would really like a flush mounting unit, I have a 128 wide now it seems OK but was thinking there must be something better.
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Old 11-27-2004, 09:08 PM
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Hummingbirds are good for their price range ...
Is there something better ...
well how deep are your pockets!!!!!

cus better cost more Lots more!!!!!


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Old 11-28-2004, 12:47 PM
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I was thinking 5-6 hundred range, shallow mind shallo pockets
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Old 11-28-2004, 01:15 PM
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Look at Furuno's, Raymarine's and Lowrance's in that order.
You cant upgrade to a Hummindird.... only from a Humminbird

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Old 11-28-2004, 06:01 PM
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Everyone poo poos HB, but their Wide One on shallow applications with a 90 degree cone width is great for inshore fishing. This $150 unit will see about 400' deep in warm salt water so its not bad.

I bought a boat with a $800 Lowrance X15MT, and it was a POS that went to the factory twice before getting used to practice my hook shot on the trash can.

I recently purchased 2 new Garmin 240 Blue heads and a transducer for $210, so even if they discontinue it, I have a spare. It reads 950' in the salt, and it is better for my deeper destinations.

Both the HB and the Garmin have great monochrome screens that can be read easily at a distance and autocompensate for depth, which only a few like the Furuno do. So the Garmin 250 or 250C is to be recommended if you want to save some dough, or have money to spare to replace them every 3 years or so like I do, on my very wet boat.
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Old 11-28-2004, 06:22 PM
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agree with above
the garmin 240 monochrome has a great screen, and reads as far down as i need to with a p66 transom mount transducer

at less than $200, it's a great deal
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