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MercMan

Color LCD Fishfinders

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MercMan

Hi to all. Love this site. Lots of good stuff in here. Does anybody out there have any experience with color fishfinders such as the Lowrance X-67c, X-100c, LMS 330c, Garmin 250c, etc.? I'd like some feedback on how good they work and if they're worth spending the money on. I also don't want to spend a grand or more on one. If they are not the greatest right now, I'll stick to the X-51 until they improve. I sure like the color on the Vexi compared to the old style shades of grey. Thanks for the feedback. Bring on the opener!

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AJWALLEYE

MercMan,<BR> I recently purchased a Garmin 320c and even when the fish aren't biting this thing is just fun to drive around and look at! Haven't used it a whole lot yet, but in the little time i've used it it's REALLY impressed me. A friend and I were out on Lake of the Woods and I marked two fish, classic marks just like you see in the instruction booklet, and about 5 seconds later I hooked into about a 14 inch walleye and my friend did the same-doubleheader! It's a very easy unit to read and use, if you buy one you won't regret it. Mine retailed for $800, but it's just a matter of time before these units are pretty reasonable. With GPS, a unit such as the Garmin 320c, and a Reel-Bottom map, you can fish in productive water continuosly-it makes for a pretty deadly combo.<P>AJWALLEYE

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LittleRanger

I wonder if you can notice how much more power a color unit uses rather than a greyscale unit. Does it use up a lot more power............or just a little? I have a Lowrance 100c, have not been able to use it yet.

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Little Ranger,<P> I think the amount of power the color LCD units use compared to the black and white is negligable-it's not much more I don't beleive.<P><BR>AJWALLEYE

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