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|Author||Topic: Garmin Fishfinder|
posted 03-03-2002 02:58 PM ET (US)
I was given a Garmin Fishfinder 100 as a gift. According to some catalog descriptions (BoatUS), it is recommended for freshwater. However, in the supplied spec book it says nothing concerning fresh v/s salt. The unit came with a 200KHz/200' max depth transom mount transducer.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
ps>> I don't expect to be anywhere close to 200' of water; main use is on local lakes and ICW only. (SuperSport15').....
posted 03-03-2002 08:38 PM ET (US)
The unit should work fine for you. Fresh/Salt is not an issue.
200khz is the standard for 0 - 200~250 feet. Some units are dual frequency, 200/50khz. 50khz will go deeper.
Enjoy the unit.
posted 03-04-2002 02:08 AM ET (US)
There are so many units out there today it's confusing. Since it was given to you might as well hook it up. I think it will be fine. I have caught lots of fish with cheap fishfinders and remember when even having one at all seemed like discovering the wheel. I just got a new boat that came stripped of electronics. I bought a garmin with a dual frequency that is supposed to go to 600'. I'll never need that depth, but I can use 250-300'. Good luck.
posted 03-04-2002 09:15 AM ET (US)
That Garmin 100 will be fine in the saltwater. The hardware for mounting the transducer is all stainless. As far as I can tell, the only difference between your model and the blue series is that the blue series has a stronger transducer and a dual frequency transducer. I have a blue series and my brother has a standard model. In 100 feet of water, we cannot discern a difference betweent the 2 models.
posted 03-07-2002 07:42 PM ET (US)
Sport, I've got a (100) on my 22 revenge and have had great success. I've considered something a little more sophisticated yet this works to good to take it off. The fact that the transducer reads well even at 40mph+, tells me it is a decent model. I have had much less success with the brand that starts with H.
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