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Sounder upgrade advice needed

Old 03-19-2014, 09:10 AM
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Default Sounder upgrade advice needed

I want to upgrade my sounder which is a Furuno 582l which has a p66 transducer. I want to get a bigger screen and go to a 1kw transducer as the 582 starts to lose bottom at 500/600 ft. As my boat is a Kevlacat a transom mount transducer would be difficult so I think a wet box shoot through would be best. I also have a Navnet 3D MF8D that I just brought from a friend to use as a plotter. I was thinking a Furuno 587 with a M260 would be suitable but I don't think that it will link to the Navnet plotter so that I can mark a point on the 587 and show on the plotter.

I would like to be able to pause the display and scroll back to mark structure or fish as I am on my way to my fishing ground so that I can try the waypoint later. Even if I can't scroll back being able to mark a point on the sounder would be good. Can I do this with the 587/ Navnet combination. Would a 295 be a better option with the Navnet or is there something else with decent screen that would work.

Perhaps using another combo such as a Garmin 1040xs with chirp would be better as the sounder as it would do what want and give better sounder performance than the 587 or 295 and I would just have to transfer the points manually. I want to be able to see fish and the bottom at 1500 ft.
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See my post on fishwrecked where I address this issue.
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To read fish at 1500' with a FCV295 ..... a 16 or 25 element transducer is needed.
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I agree with Gil (semperfi) he is right on target. He knows his stuff and will treat you right every time.


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