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dvdegeorge

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  1. I am in the same situation, Furuno 1670 or 1870 but after transducer and mappping software cost climbed

    Deciding factor was 1670 and 1870 are horizontal displays and narrow

    This week ended up ordering the Garmin echomap 50DV it's a 5" screen but a verticle 5"

    The Garmin echoMAP 50dv has a 5-inch display, which provides VGA-quality imaging. Built into the echoMAP 50dv is Garmin’s trademarked High-Definition Identification target tracking technology. Better known as HD-ID, it provides a super clear image of the area under the boat. Garmin echoMap 50dv combines HD-ID with the DownVü scanning sonar, which provides a virtually photographic view of structure in the water.

     

    The built-in GPS receiver on the Garmin echoMAP 50dv has a speed of 10 Hz which allows it to update position 10 times a second. The higher update frequency results in more fluid boat movement display. Also included is sonar-recording capability for coordinating the timing of the sonar return with your boat’s position. You can playback your sonar recording on a PC with HomePort software or send it wirelessly to an Apple device equipped with BlueChart Mobile software.

     

    The Garmin echoMAP 50dv comes pre-loaded LakeVu HD map package, which provides details of 17,000-plus US lakes; or the BlueChart g2 coastal map package. The 50dv is capable of storing up to 5,000 waypoints and 100 routes. It also has a track log capacity of 50,000 points, with 50 saved tracks. The unit is equipped with two microSD cards for expanding the built-in flash memory and additional cartography. Garmin echoMAP 50dv comes with the transducer, power and data cable, tilt and swivel mount, flush mount, protective cover, and a user manual

  2. google  "The hull truth"   Ive been resurching a GPS FISHFINDER this winter.

    Transducers seem to have as much to do with their operation as the fishfinders themselves.

    You can learn about the new chirp tecnology,downview ,sideview etc.

    I was going to go with Furuno but the right map is 300 bucks.

    Im going Garmin .Very reliable. The best maps. 

    My choice of garmin units are...... I havent purchased yet.... Echomap 50s   or    Garmin 720s.

    "Digital oasis" has the best prices.

    I am in the same situation, Furuno 1670 or 1870 but after transducer and mappping software cost climbed

    Deciding factor was 1670 and 1870 are horizontal displays and narrow

    This week ended up ordering the Garmin echomap 50DV it's a 5" screen but a verticle 5"

  3. Headed out of I bay this AM for last trip of the year. Fished infront of the river in 20-35 FOW. A few charters fishing there as well. Everyone played nice and took their turn running infront of the mouth. 

    Slow day for us 1 hit in 20 FOW 11' down on the rigger 135' back green and silver J plug. Had him scream line out grabbed the rod and with in 4 seconds he was off.

     Good luck to all the rest of the way. I'm going to consentrate on getting the new(well new to me) boat rigged and ready for spring

     

    My new ride 1983 23' Penn Yan

    Penn_Yan_83.jpg

  4. Guys just left there tackle is nothing I was interested in

    I picked up 2 packs of down rigger cable and 2 older daiwa trolling rods I will use as spares

    Best thing there was the electric down riggers

    2 canon white Mag10s with 2' booms $275 for the pair

    2 Walker electric down riggers $300 for the pair

    If you want them get down there fast as he lives in an apartment complex and manta once guy pulled up and wants to shut him down

    He said too late for to day but is canceling tomorrow

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