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Sea-r-cy 04-04-2015 05:49 AM

Is a Garmin 3010 sounder any better than a Furuno 582l?
I just bought a 3010 garmin, mostly for the chartplotter feature. Question;, is the sounder portion of the Garmin any better (with same type transducer) than my Furuno? I'm trying to decide if it's worth the time and bother of installing another transducer.

stiletto 04-04-2015 05:57 AM

I would bet the Furuno is better.

theatomicpickle 04-04-2015 06:00 AM

the garmin 3010 by itself does not have a sounder function. It needs a blackbox sounder system such as the GSD 22 in order to be used as a fish finder. Do you have a black box with it?

jmacari 04-04-2015 06:06 AM

Oranges vs. apples.......3010 with black box is somewhat older technology. If you already have a transducer for the Furuno, I would look at upgrading the 582 to either 587 or maybe to a smaller screen (same processing power) FCV-627. The FCV-587 and FCV-627 have very bright screens compared to your older 582 (plus more features, better digital circuitry).

Sea-r-cy 04-04-2015 06:51 AM

Thanks for the responses. I do have the GDS20 box. I'll probably stick with the 582, I'm used to it. I'd love to upgrade the Furuno, but it's not in the budget for a while.

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