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Electronics for my boat

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Hi Guys,

I bought myself a 1800 Fisherman last year, it was a used boat everything was top notch except for the electronics. I was at my first tournanment last week and noticed how low end my stuff was (eagle Fishmark 320 and some older Hummingbird)

So I think I might buy a new finder as my main and put the Fishmark up front on the trolling motor. I guess my question is what is the best finder for the money right now?? Im not concerned about having to own the latest Lowrance or side imaging unit and am looking to spend around $700 canadian dollars. I do want a color unit.

Cheers!!

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If I were you, I'd get a Lowrance M68C S/Map Color Fishfinder/GPS. Its about $400 US, compact design, color, and has GPS. Overall good resolution and a good price. Good luck.

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Do you want strictly a sonar or a sonar/GPS combo?

In my opinion, I would not get an M68c. The M68c does not take map chips, so the GPS is fairly useless on the water. I would see if you can find a Lowrance LMS332c or LMS334c leftover that you can get for a deal. Otherwise, the new version (LMS522c, I think) would probably even fit in your budget.

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I have a good GPS unit on the boat so I dont really need a combo butI will check into that unit guys thanks.

What do you guys think about the Eagle Fishmark 640 C??

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Take a look at the Humminbird 777c2. 640 vertical pixels, color unit and 4000 watts of power. I got one mid-season last year and it is very nice.

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I agree with Ralph, go with the Lms 334c/552c or an external gps model by Lowrance. The new Eagle depthfinders would be a good choice too. They can take both Lakemaster or Navionics chips.

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If you're just looking for a sonar, you should be able to find a really nice unit within your budget. I'm not sure on speficic models, but Lowrance makes a nice unit.

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