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Bill Davis posted 01-31-2001 09:12 PM ET (US)   Profile for Bill Davis   Send Email to Bill Davis  
Our good friend "Whalertosh," signing as Sean, has a Lorrance X75 on his Sport 13. I don't know a thing about these devices. I am experienced wade fishing, and now I have my first boat. I will be taking my Sport 13 to do inshore fishing in the Gulf, and don't expect to be in deep water. I did a quick search on the web and the X75 looks cool. But it is touted as good for deep water. I bet Sean is a Great Laker. I won't be out over 30' much. I want to see the subtle holes in the river and creek beds where the red fish hide in the winter.
What should I get? and thanks sean for the encouragement. ..

bill

dgp posted 02-01-2001 05:10 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Bill, you might want to check out Pinpoint fishfinders. They claim super accuracy in less than 5' of water. They've recently been bought by MotorGuide trolling motors. In addition to stand along fish finders, they have a model where the transducer in in the head of the trolling motor and can navigate the motor based on following a given depth or shoreline. MotorGuide's web site doesn't tell you much but try motorguide.com Don
stagalv posted 02-01-2001 08:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for stagalv  Send Email to stagalv     
Hi Bill,
Congrats on your first boat. Currently on this site in the Forum / General section there is a discussion on fishfinders. Check it out, you may find it helpful. Rex
Hoop posted 02-02-2001 12:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for Hoop  Send Email to Hoop     
IMHO, that "deep water" phrase is marketing foof. If you want realy "deep water" capability, you go with a more powerful unit - more watts. And you go with a narrow beam transducer at 192khz or with a 50khz transducer. Now that having been said, I very much like the screen resolution of my X-85. Reference my posting in the General section. Hoop
Mark Gallagher posted 02-02-2001 06:26 PM ET (US)     Profile for Mark Gallagher  Send Email to Mark Gallagher     
Bill,

Be sure to click on 30 days to view older fish finder posts uder general section. There are a few different threads on fish/depth finders and the older one is longer and includes more information.

Mark

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