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Old 04-24-2003, 11:30 AM
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Went over to check out the 582 at West Marine and was disappointed at the screen. Is this FF awesome enough to be worth it with that old school color screen? Would the Garmin 2006 function well as a split screen FF/plotter, or should i consider the Furuno Navnet setup (i really like the 2006)? i also was checking out the Raymarine radar/plotter combo and was pretty impressed with the layout. After researching this board, i thought that i had the whole electronics thing figured out. After looking at them "in person", i am more confused than ever. This must be part of the fun. BTW, i am putting this stuff on a 233 Formula that is to be used offshore in the West to chase albacore, etc. Happy tails.
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:11 PM
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I've got a 582L (LCD). Very fine unit.
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:23 PM
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We have the 582L on our boat and it has an unbelievable color screen.

Were you looking at an old 582? I thought I saw a reference to an old 582 on boatersworld.com around Christmas time, but they didn't have one in stock to purchase.
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Old 04-24-2003, 12:26 PM
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The old 582 is awsome as well !!
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Old 04-24-2003, 02:13 PM
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The 582L has a very good screen and this is probably the best fish finder on the market for recreational boaters. I am biased because I have one and it performs great.
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I do not think that Garmin are in the same league as Furuno when it comes to fishfinders. I have the Navnet sounder with the 1KW transducer and am very happy with it. The 582L is very similar (and I believe it can also be used with a 1KW transducer).

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Old 04-24-2003, 04:00 PM
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I just bought the Furuno 582L from WestMarine from their Bargain basement. Paid $850 for it with all factory warranties! I figured with the money saved, I would buy the best transducer possible. Furuno suggested the 525T-HDD 1000W transducer ($500!!). They said it would outperform any other xducer available. I am still waiting for it to arrive and am looking forward to seeing if it was worth the $$. Everyone I spoke with says that your fishfinder is only as good as the transducer it is hooked up to. I hope it works as well as I have been told it will. I believe it will.

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Old 04-25-2003, 12:17 AM
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I to have a 582L,but have a hard time seeing the screen in day light.It is mounted up in electronics box.Any suggestions would be very helpfull.I am going to look over the idiot sheet a little longer this time.Thanks very much.Psycho get the color gps.Ausome screen and definition.I have the 2010C on my boat.LOVE IT.Good luck.
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Old 04-25-2003, 06:03 AM
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I guess I add to the chorus about the screen. I think the screen is as good as any and the overall unit is one of the best on the market. Was it the fact it uses dials instead of buttons or something like that??

As to the sun, that is a problem on all LCD units.

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Old 04-25-2003, 09:19 AM
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I find the full white background to be my favorite. May want to give it a shot.
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Old 04-25-2003, 04:11 PM
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Maybe looked at the 582C

That is the older version before the LCD Screen and is hard to view in daylight.

Take another look.

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Old 04-25-2003, 06:09 PM
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Another comment from a fellow that fishes with me is the knobs on the 582L make it much easier to operate the machine. This guy has the 600L and says it's much easier to use the 582L because the 600L has the push buttons and you need to constantly access menu screens vs rotating a knob.
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Old 04-25-2003, 10:05 PM
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From the sounds of it, i must have looked at an older unit. If the present-day 582 is as good as the Garmin screen then never mind. i also looked at the Garmin 2010 today. Sweetness!
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Old 04-26-2003, 06:11 AM
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From the sound of it, you looked at a 582C which was the original.

It takes up more room, Deeper than the 582L.

I believe it is a Tube Model Unit, and that is why it takes up a deeper mount.

Still a great unit.

The 582L is AWSOME! Have 1 myself.

The 2010 is AWSOME TOO! Got 1 of dem too.

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Old 04-28-2003, 08:06 AM
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Personally, I think Furuno makes the best fishfinders available - and the 582L is what I would buy.

But, Psycho D asked about screen resolution, and the fact is that the 582L's screen is not as sharp as the units he was comparing it to (Garmin 2006 or 2010).

The Furuno 582L (not 582C) is 320 x 240 dpi; the top of the line Garmins (and also some Raytheon units, as well as the Furuno FCV-1100L) are full VGA, 640 x 480 dpi srceens.

I would still get the Furuno - but there is a display difference.
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:14 AM
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Just got back from the Jack London boat show in Oakland, where i looked at the Furuno Navnet with the 10.4" screen. How would that sucker work for a combo radar, ff, and plotter? i really like all of the combo options for the screen, plus having such a large screen would be awesome. The whole setup, including unit, 4 kW radome, GPS antennae, network sounder, and 1000 W transducer was just under $6000. i know that all ya'll love the Garmin GPS, but for redundancy i would just get a handheld GPS anyway (much cheaper than another unit). Thanks.
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Old 05-05-2003, 10:51 AM
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Screws up and you have to send the Multi Unit back, you have NOTHING!



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Old 05-07-2003, 05:53 PM
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Ditto, you will be best off with single function units. Just dumped the GSD 20 on my 2006C for a 582L. Kept the 2006C for it's excellent nav function.

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