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    New fish finder

    Is this any good?
    Currently I have an old hummingbird finder on the boat but it's playing up. Possibly only the transmitter damaged. But would this be reasonable buying?
    Lowrance Mark 4 Chartplotter Fishfinder - GPS Chartplotter & Fishfinder Combos - Marine Electronics
    I'm not in any hurry and just browsing

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    Looks good, i'd spend another hundy and get colour Better to determine what the sound is.

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    If your budget is a bit bigger you could upgrade to this with a "Trade In"

    Furuno GP1870F Trade In Deal

    And if you don't have something to trade I might be able to help with a rooted unit
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    Very nice!

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    I was also going to say save a little longer and get colour as well.
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    I've got a Lowrance Elite 5x HDI that I could possibly be selling in a week or so, brand new. Just bought the wrong model for the father in law, got a great deal on it in a package but trying to swap it for the one he wants at the moment

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    What is it going in and where will you be using it? And I definitely have a dead trade in here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    Looks good, i'd spend another hundy and get colour Better to determine what the sound is.
    Ok, so with color is easier to with out.
    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    If your budget is a bit bigger you could upgrade to this with a "Trade In"
    Wow, that might be a bit flash for the boat and me!
    Furuno GP1870F Trade In Deal

    And if you don't have something to trade I might be able to help with a rooted unit
    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    What is it going in and where will you be using it? And I definitely have a dead trade in here.
    The boat is a14'6" plylite fisherman, so not worth a lot and I may upgrade it in the next few years.

    Also sorry for the long delay! I had forgotten about this thread.
    If I had $350ish for my budget am I on the right track for a color job like this:
    Lowrance Elite-4x HDI Fishfinder incl 83/200kHz Transducer - Fish Finders - Marine Electronics
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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    Ok, so with color is easier to with out.



    The boat is a14'6" plylite fisherman, so not worth a lot and I may upgrade it in the next few years.

    Also sorry for the long delay! I had forgotten about this thread.
    If I had $350ish for my budget am I on the right track for a color job like this:
    Lowrance Elite-4x HDI Fishfinder incl 83/200kHz Transducer - Fish Finders - Marine Electronics
    That would do for you if you only plan for occasional use and water depth up to 50m (realistically work I mean, not what the salesman will say)
    My only concern would be the screen size is too wee. They are a good unit for the money (although really i should say they are poo since we are no longer the NZ agents fro Lowrance )

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    Cheers @mikee
    Yes it's only Lake fishing, and only half a dozen days a year.
    So if the budget could stretch to the 5x HDI maybe. Or..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    Ok, so with color is easier to with out.
    Sorry assumed it was sea fishing. Most deffinately colour helps the fishing I do in the ocean. From determining the bait to the fish themselves. Dont know what benifit if any for lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puku View Post
    Cheers @mikee
    Yes it's only Lake fishing, and only half a dozen days a year.
    So if the budget could stretch to the 5x HDI maybe. Or..?

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    Puku, with fishfinders like rifles you get what you pay for. 5 x HDI would be better. Especially if you find you might take the boat to salty water at any stage.
    But for what you want the Elite 4 will do. I went a bit overboard for electronics for my own boat............. just because of where and who I work for I got a bit of a deal
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    what sort of sounder would be suitable for finding groper etc? need to upgrade my boats sounder before summer gets here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by silentscope View Post
    what sort of sounder would be suitable for finding groper etc? need to upgrade my boats sounder before summer gets here.
    Rough Budget you have in mind & expected water depth, would help me give some FURUNO biased advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    Rough Budget you have in mind & expected water depth, would help me give some FURUNO biased advice.
    something around $1000is, anything from 0m- where ever i can find groper etc. the waters are deep as hell off our coast, they get bluenose etc so id like to be able to have a go for them.

 

 

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