Fish Finders

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Luke 9:23
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2007/06/18 22:10:48 (permalink)

Fish Finders

What kind of fish finders are you using. I have a Cuda 128 on a 14' fishing boat but have the opportunity to upgrade for a pontoon boat. I have been looking at a hummungbird that gives a 3D image of the bottom for around $250.00.
This is a step up from the two frequency transducers that give a wide and a narrow beam. 
I need some suggestions but nothing over $400.  I don't think I need color. I will only be on lakes like Conneautte, Arthur, Shenango and Edinboro. 

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    chauncy
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    RE: Fish Finders 2007/06/19 04:43:28 (permalink)
    cant go wrong with an eagle. get a 320 or 480. very nice units and not very pricey.
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    RIZ
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    RE: Fish Finders 2007/06/19 12:18:05 (permalink)
    get color, you'll know why when you use it.  so easy to distinguish between clutter and fish
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    boatnik13
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    RE: Fish Finders 2007/06/19 20:20:37 (permalink)
    $250 ? GET IT!  It just cost me $470 for matrix 47  3d .   I don't like humminbird but I like this unit. I thought the 3D would be so much better but its not if you got flat bottom or shallow lakes. Its pixel immage is great but then I was using a Garmin 160 and a Lowrance X65 so my pixels have now gone from 160x160 to 400x650 and way more power. I like this unit but it cost me. I guess I should have waited and got the $1K model of 3d w/side image but in a few years the cost will come down. On average the 3d goes for $500. 
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    Luke 9:23
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    RE: Fish Finders 2007/06/19 23:01:19 (permalink)
    Thanks for all the information from all. May have to change my plans for a little while. I was in a wreck today and have $500 deductable to pay plus car rental (20%) until it is fixed.  Worst part was the air bag going off.  

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    Luke 9:23
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    RE: Fish Finders 2007/06/21 17:10:01 (permalink)
    Well, the estimate was $5,630.50.  Bet my premium goes UP!

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    boatnik13
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    RE: Fish Finders 2007/06/21 21:28:50 (permalink)
    Insurance is in business for a Profit not loss and so it always goes up unless you are struck by a insured motorist and even that does not promis a rental car unless your coverage has it built in.  Good Luck !
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