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      #412856 - 04/12/11 02:06 PM

I'm a simple man and do not mind paying for what I need but really dont want more than I need. I want to stay below the $700.00 mark.

I want a new fish finder that has GPS, water temp, boat speed to include trolling speeds, the 3d screen along with the screen that shows the fishies in 2d.

It is my understanding that Lowrance has this but only in the $1500 range verses the Humminbird which has this in the 700 range?

It is my understanding that Lowrance has a ton more features but again, sounds like enough features where I would only use about 20% of those features?

I do not want a unit that requires a degree in radar/sonar technology....I just want to see the fishies, the break in columns via water temp, my trolling speed and GPS....

Thanks in advance and pardon my technological ignorance.

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Re: Fish finders new [Re: metalheadgene]
      #412863 - 04/13/11 06:46 AM

Lowrance has a cheaper model with down image only, no side scan. Maybe the Elite-5 DSI Fishfinder/Chartplotter or HDS-5 series. You can also go on the Lowrance web sight and run simulations or tutorials with the different units. Kind of a try it before you buy it thing.


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Re: Fish finders [Re: Trouthead]
      #412866 - 04/13/11 12:34 PM

You might consider two devices. One GPS and one fishfinder. That makes it much easier with much more options and the GPS can have more functionality for in the car as well. For a combo unit, I'd also look at Garmin.

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