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Nudiver posted 01-31-2001 08:47 AM ET (US)   Profile for Nudiver   Send Email to Nudiver  
I have purchased an 1963 eastport and the console has been replaced with another one. There is limited space and as of yet no windshield to deflect spashing.. I do not plan on putting alot of money into electronics for this boat since we will only be running back and forth to the offshore islands and flats fishing. I do not want to be replacing constantly due to water invasion either from saltwater or rain.. so any input you guys/gals have encountered would be greatly appreciated. Remember I am not looking for one with all the bells and whistles..just funtion and reliability and does not have to be a new one either..... Nu
Dick posted 01-31-2001 09:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
I have had a Raytheon 365 on the console of my Montauk for 2 years with no problems. It's a good fish finder + speed & temp.
Dick
triblet posted 01-31-2001 09:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
The low-end Humminbirds are fine too. I ran
one on my Montauk for two plus years (about
200 hours), upgraded to a fancy 3D model,
and my old one is still running fine on
a buddy's inflatable.

Chuck

Nudiver posted 01-31-2001 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for Nudiver  Send Email to Nudiver     
Dick does that 365 read speed and temps fairly close? Nu
Ben posted 01-31-2001 12:05 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ben  Send Email to Ben     
I had a 365 on my 21ft Outrage and could never get the speed to be accurate no matter how much I calibrated it. I was told is was due to the way the water flowed off the bottom of the boat. I have replaced it with just a depth finder and I now use a GPS for speed.
jimh posted 02-01-2001 09:00 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I have a Lowrance X45. The sonar transducer is nicely shaped and it is able to maintain bottom echoes at high speeds (20 MPH +).

I also have the speed/temperature transducers. The speed from the paddlewheel generally shows excellent agreeement with the speed indicated on my GPS.

The X45 (now maybe X48 model) is physically quite small and well suited for installation on a cramped console.

The display has many options, including one that converts it to just a large digital display that shows SPEED, TEMP, DEPTH, and KNOTLOG distance. I find this mode very handy when I am not interested in finding fish.

Nudiver posted 02-01-2001 06:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Nudiver  Send Email to Nudiver     
Thanks for the input guys, I appreciate you taking the time for the post.

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