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Old 07-02-2014, 06:10 PM
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Default ? Northeast Tuna guys What FishFinder/sounder do you use

I'm Looking to upgrade my Mako 260 with a good quality Fishfinder the lowrance on it now is outdated and locks up a lot. I had a Furuno fcv 587 on my other Mako I just sold. I liked that unit.
Whats your favorite unit for giant fishing? And what transducer are you using?
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:51 PM
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:59 PM
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Probably gonna be hard to be Furuno when it comes to sounders.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:35 PM
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I use a Raymarine which I am happy with but I heard Furuno is better
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Old 07-07-2014, 10:29 AM
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Furuno always. I use the sounder module for my NavNet3D and it works great. The commercial boat that I used to work on uses an FCV295 and it was incredible
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If you check out the commercial fish boats at the dock up here, it's 90% Furuno. A lot of the top sport boats have Furuno as well but you see more Simrads showing up. I've got a Garmin GSD 26 and love it but fish groundfish more than tuna.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:05 AM
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I would agree that Furuno is probably the best but in 2014 with the technology today you are splitting hairs and all the top 5 or even top 10 names have great technology. Everyone is pretty much waterproof plug and play you don't have the failures that you used to have.

If you buy any quality unit I think it's more about getting the right transducer and having it in the right place fared in correctly so it will work well at most speeds.
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Old 07-08-2014, 11:25 AM
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I'll have a crt Furuno 582, no ducer, for sale shortly if anyone wants it...

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The older Furuno 582L is a great unit if you can find one with a power cord, mounting bracket, and transducer. Furuno's 600, 600L and others in the 600 series are also good, and there is one just listed for sale here in the Parts For Sale Forum.
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Thanks for the input guys. Furuno takes it now which model and what Transducer?
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Its hard to beat a FCV 585 and a 260 ducer.
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