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post Mar 15 2016, 08:54 AM
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Apologies in advance for posting fishing related questions here.

Looking for suggestions here to replace my old Lowrance unit. This is to mount on my 23' bay boat.

Budget: up to $1000
Transom mount transducer
7" screen or larger
Prefer built-in base maps

Really important is that the sonor is good. I need something that the sensitivity auto-adjusts well and works at speed (40-50mph). I live on a lake with some silt, and have to manually adjust sensitivity every time I go out in the ocean with my current unit. It also stops reading at about 25mph, so it's basically worthless when I'm on plane.

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post Mar 16 2016, 09:08 AM
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http://g.factoryoutletstore.com/details/25...tegory_id=20550


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post Mar 16 2016, 05:58 PM
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QUOTE (Scootertramp @ Mar 16 2016, 11:08 AM) *


Do you have one of these? Seems it's discontinued since I can only find them refurbed online.


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post Mar 17 2016, 07:16 AM
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QUOTE (Sapro @ Mar 16 2016, 07:58 PM) *
Do you have one of these? Seems it's discontinued since I can only find them refurbed online.

Yes have one on my Fury . It's a few years ago model , found it at The GPS Store on line . Not sure if they still have them but new 740 is available . Same properties just more pixels and more $ .


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post Mar 17 2016, 09:46 AM
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Thanks Owen tu.gif I'll check it out.


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post Mar 17 2016, 03:36 PM
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Another forum is pointing me toward a thru-hull transducer. Other than the obvious terrifying idea of drilling a hole through the hull, anyone have personal experience that would drive me away from the through-hull approach?


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post Mar 19 2016, 05:16 PM
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QUOTE (Sapro @ Mar 17 2016, 05:36 PM) *
Another forum is pointing me toward a thru-hull transducer. Other than the obvious terrifying idea of drilling a hole through the hull, anyone have personal experience that would drive me away from the through-hull approach?



It's just fiberglass, can be repaired if you f up

Thru hulls are better at reading on plane due to being in water. Hard to adjust a transom mount to stay under water and not throw a rooster tail and spray your engine.


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post Mar 23 2016, 01:12 PM
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QUOTE (Scootertramp @ Mar 17 2016, 09:16 AM) *
Yes have one on my Fury . It's a few years ago model , found it at The GPS Store on line . Not sure if they still have them but new 740 is available . Same properties just more pixels and more $ .

New version is the 741S . More processing speed and pixels .


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