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Best depth finder for $100 or less?

Old 02-19-2012, 03:48 PM
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Default Best depth finder for $100 or less?

Looking for depth and possibly temp.

I have found many, just curious if there are any particularly good favorites.
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Old 02-19-2012, 03:52 PM
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under 100$? New? Tonka or Playschool maybe
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:01 PM
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Actually the Garmin 300C is close..a color unit and is $155.



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Old 02-19-2012, 04:16 PM
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You could get Simrad NSS12, BSM-2 & Airmar 599, for less than $100,000
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Ok. Ill figure it out then. Nothing meaningful here.
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Old 02-19-2012, 04:57 PM
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Garmin 140 can be found (new) for around $100. Had one on my skiff and worked great.
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:04 PM
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The cheapest machine I could find was $200 new for my bass boat.
Thats is why I laughed at the 100 or less.
I don't know if you will get a transducer with one for 100 or less need to figure that into the price.
Not bashing ya just saying that is a really tight budget for a color machine
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Old 02-19-2012, 05:11 PM
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The basic Lowrance and Hummingbirds around $100. I think they are all about that same at that price. The only differences will be personal preference on the display. They will all give you the basic info you need. (water depth, note structures, fish...maybe water temp....that's about it.)

My 2 cents would be go with Lowrance or Hummingbird and you'll be fine.
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by grouperkng View Post
The cheapest machine I could find was $200 new for my bass boat.
Thats is why I laughed at the 100 or less.
I don't know if you will get a transducer with one for 100 or less need to figure that into the price.
Not bashing ya just saying that is a really tight budget for a color machine
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I am not needing color. I bought an old 1995 Key west 1500 and am already sinking 2-2.5 grand into it above what I paid for the boat to give it a much needed facelift. Due to the limitations of a boat this size, dont want to put a diamond in a shoe box.
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a rock and a rope 2.99
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Old 02-19-2012, 07:28 PM
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You can get smart sensors that run independently and report depth on N2K....getting one over the winter as a backup.
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:34 PM
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Has temp also...
http://www.google.com/products/catal...ed=0CF8Q8wIwAA
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:37 PM
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Here's another...

http://www.amazon.com/Garmin-echo-15...9798958&sr=8-2
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Old 02-21-2012, 04:58 AM
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I got a head unit only(not sure what brand) sell cheap plus postage
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:48 AM
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Lowrance X-4 Pro is around $100 at a lot of places. I have one and it's pretty good. It's no Furuno, but if you're on a budget... Has temperature, dual frequency.
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Check out Hawkeye products

www.hawkeyeelectronics.com/
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Old 02-21-2012, 08:40 AM
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The Lowrance X-4 Pro is a pretty decent rig. I have the last generation on the trolling motor on the bow of my bay boat; it has been very reliable, and gives a solid reading with the puck transducer. Black and white, but would serve you well on a skiff.
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Old 02-22-2012, 07:08 AM
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I needed a cheap one to test run my boat after a refurbish. I picked up the Humminbird 160 for about $80. Dual beam transducer, depth, temp, and fishfinder. Easy install and works fine. I'll probably transfer it to my kayak when I buy an upgade for the boat.
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Old 02-22-2012, 01:28 PM
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Look for an old used Lowrance X-85. Damn good fishfinder. I have one but dont know what shape the ducer is in.
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