looking for a cheap finder

Discussion in 'Fishing Electronics Review' started by FLOAT TRIP WILLIE, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. FLOAT TRIP WILLIE

    FLOAT TRIP WILLIE Active Member

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    Alright guys, I got 400 bucks to spend on a good (cheap) finder.. Might be able to throw in another 100 if needed.. I fish the Mo. and Miss. river so i'll need one that can keep up with the changes in the bottom. this will be the first one i buy new so what will i look for pix. & res. wise? whice gives better returns?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. Mo.Hick

    Mo.Hick Active Member

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    Hey Willie how you doing been a while. I bought an Eagle 480 with gps last year at cabelas for $302.00. I really like it. Some people like the ones with color. Mine is black and white. For the money I dont think you can go wrong. I had a limit of $400.00 dollars also. This is the one I felt was the best for my money. No regreats at all. Locating fish I never knew was there with my old graph. And I am on the Mo river a lot also. Hope this helps.

    Tom
     

  3. mankind

    mankind New Member

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    hey they have lawrence 510 on sale now for about 365.00 that unit sells for 500.00 when not on sale.:wink: its a color unit i had one on my other boat just purchased one for my new boat.
     
  4. thunt713

    thunt713 New Member

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    willie i have a x 135 lowarance i sell bought last october from bass pro just dont use it have a lcx 27 .
     
  5. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    I know folks are all going to the colored screen, I found a hummingbird 161 GPS/FISFINDER INTERNAL ANT AND I REALLY LIKE IT! Oh its black and white.
    Wally world has them and the darn thing is pretty good for the money, and has GPS to boot!

    Around $180.00

    I think that leaves money for fishing and or other things!:eek:oooh:
     
  6. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    HUMMINBIRD 161 COMBO GPS/FISH MONOCHROME DISPLAY - DISCONTINUED

    [​IMG][​IMG] HUM4066401[​IMG]Retail Price: $446.86[​IMG]Sale price: $281.99[​IMG]
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    Full featured fishhfinder and GPS with built-in maps puts you on top of the hotspots
    Internal 16 channel WAAS GPS receiver with omni-directional antenna for higher performance
    Built-in 4 nautical mile resolution UniMapT of USA inland lakes, rivers and coastal areas
    Affordable, compact fishfinder reveals bottom, str ucture and fish.
    High contrast 320V x 240H, 4" FTSN display
    Precision 20ø Single Beam sonar optimized for definition and coverage
    1200 Watts peak-to-peak (150 Watts RMS) power output
    Reliable performance from shallow to 600 feet
    Water temperature included, speed capable
    Tilt & swivel quick disconnect mount system or optional in-dash mount

    Specifications
    Display Size:
    4" Diagonal

    Display Matrix:
    320V x 240H

    Display Type:
    16 Level Grayscale, FTSN

    Power Output
    (RMS):
    150 Watts

    Power Output
    (Peak to Peak):
    1500 Watts

    Operating Frequency:
    200kHz

    Sonar Coverage:
    20ø @ -10db (200kHz)

    Depth Capability:
    600 ft

    Target Separation:
    2 1/2 Inches

    Temperature:
    Included in Transducer

    Speed:
    GPS Speed Included

    Power Input:
    10-20 VDC

    Standard Transducer:
    Single Beam - XHS 9 20 T

    Transducer Mounting:
    Transom Mount Standard

    Unit Mounting:
    Tilt and Swivel Quick Disconnect Mounting System and In-dash

    Unit Size
    (Gimbal Mount):
    5.25"W x 7.4"H x 4"D (min)

    Unit Size
    (In-Dash Mount):
    5.25"W x 5.12"H x 1.12"D; Required Minimum 3" behind dash clearance

    Communication:
    NMEA O183 Data Output

    GPS Receiver:
    Internal 16 Channel GPS Receiver

    Waypoints, Routes & Tracks:
    750 Waypoints, 20 Routes,
    10 Tracks with 2000 Points
    Each

    Cartography:
    Built-in 4 nm UniMap
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  7. chambers bd

    chambers bd New Member

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    GPS will give you your speed!
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn New Member

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    A lot of choices in that price range... I have a basic Eagle FishMark 320.. but for $400 you could get a nice color unit or a gps/Sonar combo.

    Eagle/Lowrance have a pretty good rep, imo. My little unit works nice.

    Shawn
     
  9. PHLIPS4BIGKATS

    PHLIPS4BIGKATS New Member

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    I have 2 of the Eagle fishmark 320's. Sometime I would like to replace the one on the consol with the Eagle 640 with ext. ant.