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    Fishfinder suggestions ?-gctid570099

    My last boat i had a cheap eagle cuda model i think, was good for me. It showed the depth as i was moving along at my speed of light 20-25 mph.

    Now on the boat i have came with a hummingbird, just doesn't do it for me. It was all lines as i was above 20 mph.

    So whats a good " cheap " fish finder, depth finder.

    I ain't spending 20-30 grand on electronics like my friend just did.

    He got radar, shmadar, rotating this and that, 4 radios, trac tv " Satellite " Depth finders, fish finders who knows what else.

    It's like star wars in his cock pit at his controls.

    What i did like is the bow thrusters he has.

    Back to the question for the tech savy people here.

    What good cheap fish finder; new technology can i buy ? And where ?

    Brand and if someone has real world first hand use of the one they are recommending would help greatly.
    Be good, be happy, for tomorrow is promised to no man !

    1994 2452, 5.0l, Alpha gen. 2 drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    '86 / 19' Citation cuddy, Merc. 3.0L / 140 hp 86' , stringer drive. Sold ! Sold ! Sold !

    Manalapan N.J

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    Yes I'm in the market too. As I posted last week about the turbulence problem with my transducer I'm interested in what others have to say. Pic's of transducers, mountings, chart plotters, etc, how and where they are mounted please any help is appreciated(Thread Hijack off now.)
    1986 Contessa Sunbridge 2850 Twin AQ225D/280's
    "Miss Guided"
    Jewel Pint Marina,
    Harrison Twp, MI

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      There are so many choices and no doubt many more opinions. Here's mine; Brand is almost unimportant. What really matters is transducer type and placement. Properly installed Thru-hull and shoot-thru are the 2 best choices. Transom mounted transducers are the most problematic.

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        "Fish-a-Palooza" post=570139 wrote:
        There are so many choices and no doubt many more opinions. Here's mine; Brand is almost unimportant. What really matters is transducer type and placement. Properly installed Thru-hull and shoot-thru are the 2 best choices. Transom mounted transducers are the most problematic.
        Agreed. I'm a Raymarine Pro Staffer, so naturally my bias is in that direction :P

        That being said, ANY of the modern MFDs (Multi-Function-Devices) will have capability to build a network as simple or complex as you desire. Raymarine a-series and e-7D have built in GPS and sounder capability (add transducer, charts, and go play) so you won't be needing to purchase additional items like GPS antennas, black box sounders, etc.

        http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=49...d=104&col=4977

        http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=29...id=96&col=2981

        http://www.amazon.com/Raymarine-a67-...=A67+raymarine

        http://www.amazon.com/Raymarine-Wide...=E7d+raymarine

        For a kick-ass standalone unit, the Dragonfly is a CHIRP sounder/charplotter that is affordable and an easy install.

        http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=6855

        http://www.amazon.com/Raymarine-Drag.../dp/B00BSG22Y2

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