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Tried Chirp ... Should I go Rezboost?

Old 09-19-2015, 04:35 AM
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Default Tried Chirp ... Should I go Rezboost?

So Chirp was supposed to increase my fishing catch with high resolution and I went with what I was used to (Garmin) and an expensive 1kw Chirp transducer. Didn't really get much advantage though the images were nicer.

Then I went on a friends boat with a cheaper Furuno with no Chirp but I was very impressed with the fish details and clarity. I also loved the fish size feature.

So now I am thinking of the Furuno Navnet TZtouch2 but it has no Chirp either and for the same price, I can get Chirp from the competitors. But when I remember the Furuno on my friends boat and the addition of ACCU-FISH™, and Bottom discrimination and FURUNO Digital Filter and Rezboost™ .... I understand that some of these features will not work if I go Chirp even with Furuno. Sl I am thinking maybe Chirp is not that important.

Am I making a mistake going for the TZtouch2 instead of similarly priced Chirp bundles from the competition?
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Old 09-19-2015, 04:45 AM
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I understand your comparison however your failure to mention details is concerning.

IE...I would like to know how they are displaying? Multi-color on screen? Blue and Green.....?

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Old 09-19-2015, 05:02 AM
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Furuno all the way for a bottom finder, their processing system is the best out there. Don't get hung up on chirp or non chirp. Just buy the furuno and go catch more fish.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:07 AM
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If you want Accufish and bottom discrimination with a TZT 2, you need a conventional non CHIRP transducer. That's unless you get the external network DFF1-UHD Furuno CHIRP, in which case you need to use CHIRP transducer.

Which transducer do you have installed now? How deep do you fish normally?
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Old 09-19-2015, 07:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Nomans View Post
If you want Accufish and bottom discrimination with a TZT 2, you need a conventional non CHIRP transducer. That's unless you get the external network DFF1-UHD Furuno CHIRP, in which case you need to use CHIRP transducer.

Which transducer do you have installed now? How deep do you fish normally?
Its a new boat with new installation. I am probably going to go with the 600w transducer that is rated to work with the Accufish and Rezoost

I normally troll for King Mackerel, Tuna and Mahis. (Most of my fishing)
I also bottom fish at around 600ft for snappers (2nd most of my fishing)
I occasionally go deep to 1,500ft for Goliath Grouper (limited times a year)

I do understand that I will loose the Rezboost if I want to go to the 1,500ft (1kw transducer) but that is not my main fishing. I do that occasionally. But also like I said, I have used Chirp with Garmin before and I just didn't seem to benefit from it in terms of identifying fish more. Thats why I am hoping for better luck with Furuno.
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I don't think that is correct. There are several 1kW transducers that are fully compatible with the internal TZT2 sounder -- it is in fact a 1kW sounder with settings to choose between 600 watts and 1KW depending upon transducer.
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I'm waiting on some feedback regarding the TZT2 sounder's performance. Hopefully someone can provide some especially in deeper water.

Rezboost should work with both 600 and 1k watt ducers.
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Originally Posted by Nomans View Post
I don't think that is correct. There are several 1kW transducers that are fully compatible with the internal TZT2 sounder -- it is in fact a 1kW sounder with settings to choose between 600 watts and 1KW depending upon transducer.
Great, would appreciate to know what 1Kw transducer will also do Rezboost, ACCU-FISH™, and Bottom discrimination with the TZT2 ... Thanks
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Just go to their web site and it lists the Rezboost transducers under the product page. I found them listed under the accessories tab. http://www.furunousa.com/products/pr...ulti+Touch+MFD
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Originally Posted by Justin009 View Post
Just go to their web site and it lists the Rezboost transducers under the product page. I found them listed under the accessories tab. http://www.furunousa.com/products/pr...ulti+Touch+MFD
Correct, but they won't be Chirp
The TZtouch2 will not do Chirp without the additional DFF1 UHD CHIRP Sonar unit.
Also Rezboost will may not go beyond the 325ft anyway (I know the Acu fish has a depth limit of 325ft) so the 1Kw transducer will function but not with Chrip or Rezboots.

But I am still inclined to purchase the TZtouch 2 because it may not do it all, but I believe its the best saltwater fish finder to 325ft.
And will be as good as previous Furuno's (prior to Chirp) beyond 325ft, and they were good Fishfinders anyway.
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The 526TID-HDD is a 1kW Rezboost transducer. It is only bottom discrimination that is limited to 325'.
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Originally Posted by alman View Post
I occasionally go deep to 1,500ft for Goliath Grouper (limited times a year)

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You catch Goliath Grouper at 1500'? I never known of one that deep. How are you rigging for them? Bait?
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
You catch Goliath Grouper at 1500'? I never known of one that deep. How are you rigging for them? Bait?
Just any dead bait with lots of lead (40 oz) to get it down that deep.
Small Daiwa Electric Reels to help with when hands are tired.
We actually target the smaller more edible groupers at that depth but sometimes the Goliath get into to action.
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Originally Posted by cravenMH View Post
The 526TID-HDD is a 1kW Rezboost transducer. It is only bottom discrimination that is limited to 325'.
Thats excellent ... so the 526TID-HDD is a 1kW Rezboost transducer that will work directly with the TZT2 without the additional DFF1 UHD CHIRP Sonar unit ?
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According to the way I read their website. You might want to check directly with Furuno with a call or their forum.
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Originally Posted by Ironworker View Post
You catch Goliath Grouper at 1500'? I never known of one that deep. How are you rigging for them? Bait?
Must be a misprint
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