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Old 29-12-2014, 08:12   #1
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any negatives on depth sounders

I need a new depth sounder with a 2" bronze transducer, depth only, no speed, temp etc. I don't need great depths for finding shoaling islands at sea, etc. I do want as reliable a unit as possible.

Does anyone strongly recommend against any particular unit? It could save me a lot of hassle.

I haven't found this in "search." (Must be there)

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Old 29-12-2014, 16:07   #2
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Re: any negatives on depth sounders

Surrymark, if the "search" you did was just a CF search, that sometimes doesn't work as well as the Google search offered below the CF search.

In your shoes, I might Google on something like"depth sounder performance" and see what happens.

Good luck with it.

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Re: any negatives on depth sounders

While there are many options and we don't know your budget or where you plan to display the depth data (separate display, existing chart-plotter, remote display head etc), I rather like the Furuno transducers like the B60-20 or the 520T-BLD.

Most include the options you don't want like water temperature but you might have to live with that :
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