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Best fish/depth finder for $250-350???

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No I am not looking for a Furuno color scope.... a good mid range unit with 240 or 360 vert/horiz. pixels.. speed and temp etc will do nicely.. I am leaning more toward Garmin... any body have a unit they love and would recommend??? .. newer Humminbirds any good??? Eagle? Lowarance? other?.... this is for a small boat so a massive unit with a bronze thru-hull is not in the cards... price I am willing to pay.. is is reasonable or am I a cheap date?? ... thanks in advance for the help.... bob
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another here for the garmin 240

I'm not one to rely much on fishfinders, but I have been using a garmin 240 for a couple years now and for the money I don't think you can do better. It shows depth, fish, temp, thermoclines, speed and even has a digital voltage guage (this is something every boater should have). It's menu driven and if you can get by on a PC, you may as well throw the manual out; very easy to use. I think you can do without the speedometer though, it requires calibration do the variances in hulls and even after that is only going to tell you speed in relation to the water (this is pretty useless unless you want to brag). GPS is the only way to go for accurate speed, and I'd recomend a garmin 176 for that.
my .02
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