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02-26-2003, 03:19 PM
..gonna replace the humminbird 100 on my 21 cc...want to be able to differentiate bottem types, don't want a fishfinder/gps combo (I think)...

like to spend less than 500 clams...


02-27-2003, 11:26 AM
Furuno gets high marks. I'm looking at the LS 6100

Mark Cahill
02-27-2003, 11:36 AM
I've had good luck with my Lowrance x75.

Stay away from Apelco - seriously bad experiences.

Also run a search on these forums. This issue has been a hot topic of discussion in the past.

03-27-2003, 11:20 AM
Spend a couple extra dollars and go with color. Not only can you differentiate bottom better but with practice you can even tell species of fish.

Look at Furuno 600L around $750 including transducer.

03-27-2003, 09:02 PM
Mark, I also have a Low. X75 but I have mixed feelings about it. I believe it identifies the type of bottom very well but I question the Fish identifying capabilities. There seems to be a very fine line between setting the sensitivity too high and covering the screen with fish ID's (which I know isn't true) and having the sensitivity too low that it doesn't ever mark a fish. I have had this unit for two years and it I had it to do again I would not buy this unit. What am I doing wrong? Do you use yours to "ID fish". If so what is the secret to getting the setting correct.


04-21-2003, 06:12 PM
this unit seems to be a great one for the price. I just picked one up for right at 400 with a brass thru-hull transducer. It probably doesn't have the detail of the color models, but it also costs a lot less

04-22-2003, 08:59 AM
Check out some of the Garmins. Not to pricey and they come with some great features.