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wahoo16


Joined: 08/19/2011
Posts: 19
Location: 1991 17' proline cc 2008 yamaha 115
 posted 08/19/2011 07:05 PM  

i have a 16.5 wahoo boat that i do alot of fishing on and want have two seperate units. one will be just a gps to plot waypoints and trips and the other will be a straight fish finder. i do most of my fishing in the long island sound.any help finding these would be appreciated. also on a budget so around $500 at most for both units in total


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MakoMike
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Joined: 12/28/2000
Posts: 71023
Location: Pt. Judith
 posted 08/20/2011 10:58 AM  

Look into units that have the new digital "CHIRP" technology.


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Mad Mahi


Joined: 08/22/2000
Posts: 2024
Location: Lindenhurst, NY
 posted 08/22/2011 04:59 AM  

MakoMike wrote:

Look into units that have the new digital "CHIRP" technology.


Mike-


He said he wanted to spend about $500.00

Since the Chirp technology is 'new' technology, the prices reflect that as well. The transducers alone are in excess of $2500.00 for CHIRP!

And with a 16.5 foot boat, I doubt he is going to go offshore in really deep water where the CHIRP gives the best results!


It will also be difficult to get SEPARATE Units for $500 with a transducer. If the budget were $500 per unit, the poster needs to clarify.



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This post edited by Mad Mahi 05:04 AM 08/22/2011
 
wahoo16


Joined: 08/19/2011
Posts: 19
Location: 1991 17' proline cc 2008 yamaha 115
 posted 08/22/2011 11:34 AM  

The deepest water I would be fishing in would be around 200 feet. I could use one unit for both if that would meet the budget


There is certainly something in angling that tends to produce a serenity of the mind.  ~Washington Irving
 
Dorymate2530


Joined: 12/23/2007
Posts: 470
Location: Westbrook, CT
 posted 08/22/2011 12:06 PM  

I would go with a Garmin 546s or 446s for such a small boat, combo unit works great and takes up less space. I have a 540s on my Parker as a backup plotter/finder.


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railroad124

Joined: 10/09/2003
Posts: 101
Location: North Bellmore
 posted 08/27/2011 05:10 AM  

200 feet of H2O in a 16.5 foot boat. How far out are you going?
 
floatstone


Joined: 05/17/2002
Posts: 10729
Location: Somewhere around the Norwalk Islands
 posted 08/27/2011 05:45 AM  

railroad124 wrote:

200 feet of H2O in a 16.5 foot boat. How far out are you going?


He is fishing long island sound not the ocean


I seek strength, not to be greater than my brother but to fight my greatest enemy -myself.
 
Surfrat66

Joined: 08/22/2001
Posts: 394
 posted 08/27/2011 05:45 AM  

railroad124 wrote:

200 feet of H2O in a 16.5 foot boat. How far out are you going?


LI Sound has depths over 200 feet
 
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