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Landlocked posted 06-20-2002 02:23 PM ET (US)   Profile for Landlocked   Send Email to Landlocked  
Anyone have opinion on the "Raymarine" L265 Fishfinder? I have been looking at them and feel like it will fit well on the console of my montauk. West Marine has them on sale for 149.99. I would need it primarily for freshwater use and more interested in monitoring depth than finding fish.


BillD posted 06-20-2002 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for BillD  Send Email to BillD     
I have not used the 265, but I have used both the 365 & 470, and both work great. If you are just looking for depth the 265 should be fine, for probably $50 more the 365 will give you water temp, distance traveled and speed (not as accurate as GPS, but better than nothing).
15to17 posted 06-20-2002 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for 15to17  Send Email to 15to17     

I don't have the L265, but I do have the L365 (same as 265, just adds speed/temp) on my Montauk, and I think it works great. I've had experience with Hummingbird, Garmin, and now the Raytheon/Raymarine, and I believe that the Ray and the Garmin are, to this untrained eye, virtually equal. As far as monitoring depth, I find the Raytheon/Raymarine unit perfectly suitable for my use.

Landlocked posted 06-20-2002 05:29 PM ET (US)     Profile for Landlocked  Send Email to Landlocked     
How difficult is it to see the screen in bright sun? The old unit I'm replacing is impossible to see.


Boilerman posted 06-20-2002 08:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for Boilerman  Send Email to Boilerman     
I mounted it on my 18 outrage for saltwater use & have been pleased with its performance. I epoxied (west systems) a 4" x 4" piece of poly starboard on transom & screwed x-ducer to that, in the event of upgrading or replacing, no extra holes in transom. Great overall unit easy to use. Good luck.

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