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Old 22-09-2014, 13:19   #1
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FishFinder - which one?

I need a new depth finder/fish finder.
I really want the dual imaging because I am more concerned about the bottom detail than the fish.
Right now, I am trying to decide between the Garmin Echo 301Dv and the Humminbird 561 DI. They both fit the bill as far as features and price.
I sure the Garmin with color would be much easier to see in all conditions than the Black/greyscale Humminbird would be.
Anyone here familiar with either of these units?

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Re: FishFinder - which one?

Been using the humminbird fish finder for years. Far more useful to me than just a numeric display. Black and white is fine. Color is only for fishing boats, IMHO. Mount the transducer inside the hull.
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Old 25-09-2014, 06:55   #3
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Re: FishFinder - which one?

I ordered the Humminbird. It turns out the Humminbird 561 was defective and so it was returned. Problem was with the transducer running intermittent. I liked the screen size but didn't like the grayscale. Hard to see at some angles because of sunlight glare. Anyway, I returned it and ordered the Garmin with a much smaller screen but it is in color.
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