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Old 09-06-2011, 11:53 AM
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Hello, I recently bought a boat including the Garmin GPS2006, a discontinued. The GPS works fine, especially for my use being a new fisherman. However, the unit does not have the optional/accessory fish finder which is gonna cost me about 300 bucks. So, I figure to get a separate unit fish finder; I'm thinking the technology will be better for only slightly more money.

Any suggestions for a stand alone fish finder? I started fishing recently offshore in SE Florida (Boynton Beach Inlet).
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:27 PM
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Look at a Furuno 620. If you want more power (1000 watts) go with the 585.
http://www.furunousa.com/products/pr...a+Fish+Finders
Or look at the Lowrance website as they have some reasonably price color FF only units.
http://www.lowrance.com/Products/Mar...-Elite-Series/
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:50 PM
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I second the Furuno FCV620 and FCV585..
Also, now with the $450. rebates the Raymarine A57d comes in at a good price.
The Si-tex SVS650 has a new software update puits it back in the running for an excellent sonar at a bargain price.
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Old 09-06-2011, 06:59 PM
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It does seem that Furano is the widely considered the best, or next to the best. What about something like the Garmin 500c at $350.00. Seems a good unit that will do all that a novice like me will need for a long time.
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Originally Posted by Brian Bedell View Post
It does seem that Furano is the widely considered the best, or next to the best. What about something like the Garmin 500c at $350.00. Seems a good unit that will do all that a novice like me will need for a long time.
I would avoid the garmin for a stand alone fish finder. Go for the ray or furuno 620. Just better units and you don't want to be second guessing everything you see on the screen. Some pics of the A57D and Furuno 585 below.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I second the Furuno FCV620 and FCV585..
Also, now with the $450. rebates the Raymarine A57d comes in at a good price.
The Si-tex SVS650 has a new software update puits it back in the running for an excellent sonar at a bargain price.
Hey Gil....got the units installed last week


Som more pics at http://www.thehulltruth.com/boating-...rrived-oz.html
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Justin...Looks very clean...how did it go with the transducer ?

Gil

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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Justin...Looks very clean...how did it go with the transducer ?

Gil
Fairly clean install. Still haven't checked it for leaks yet!!

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