Fish/Depth Finders

Discussion in 'Fishing Electronics Review' started by mdudes17, Jun 19, 2006.

  1. mdudes17

    mdudes17 New Member

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    i will be gettin a new aluminum john boat in the next couple of weeks and i was wondering if anyone knows of any fish/depth finder models that would be compatible with my new boat. i have never owned one before. any info would be appreciated.
     
  2. bmaultbay

    bmaultbay New Member

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    That would be the Fishfinder 525, I plan on buying that myself as soon as I get home. Great deal.
     

  3. ka_c4_boom

    ka_c4_boom New Member

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    i picked mine up at bps for less the 250. but also got add on speed and water temp hummingbird 535 i also aluminum river jon 16'
     
  4. TNcat

    TNcat New Member

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    Mike, first of all welcome to the BOC!!!!!!! All of the guys that posted are correct, also you may want to check ebay, they have some great deals on them. Also BPS has the Eagle Cuda on sale for $69.99 the last time I checked. If you are not familiar with the Eagle brand they are basically made by the parent company of Lowrance, and I hve nothing bad about them. I myself use a Lowrance X-47 on the console and a Eagle Fish Mark 480 on the flipping deck, and I they are both under $200.00 each if you watch the sales. Hope this helps.
     
  5. mdudes17

    mdudes17 New Member

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    thanks a lot guys. i appreciate the info.
     
  6. Dragger

    Dragger New Member

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    I agree with John, I have found out over the years of fishing with depth finders to keep it simple, I don,t care about color or all the bells and stuff,I just want to know whats under the boat.
     
  7. rcneman

    rcneman New Member

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    MAN, there are so many to choose from.

    the only thing i can recommmend...i just went through the whole "what kind of finder should i buy?" thang myself

    Spend a huge amount of time readin about sonar..there's hours of readin if you search. Read the very nice tutorials at lowrance.com and decide what you want... there's color...there's resolution...there's power ratings...


    there's enough to make your head spin!! Spend as much as you can afford and live with it.

    cyas
    rc