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Ronny posted 05-25-2006 09:41 AM ET (US)   Profile for Ronny   Send Email to Ronny  
I would like to buy Furuno FCV-620, to replace my old Garmin 320. [Seeks comments from readers with] experience with that machine. I use to fish at deep sea bottom fishing between 25-meters to 150-meters. I use wooden boat with 15-meters long and 2.5-meters wide. I use two Yamaha 40-PK as power. Thank you guys for your any suggestion.


scubastevebiz posted 05-26-2006 11:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for scubastevebiz  Send Email to scubastevebiz     
The new Furuno FCV-620 is a great unit you can't go wrong. It's gotten rave reviews from customers. If you know and like the old 600L you will love this new and improve fish finder. If you have any questions email me or visit my site
Ronny posted 05-29-2006 03:16 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ronny  Send Email to Ronny     
Thanks Steve for your info. If you dont mind what type of transducer I should use for the furuno fcv 620. Can I use Furuno 525ST-PWD Plastic transducer?. And what housing style should I choose, P66 Housing Style "A"or P66 Housing Style "B"?


scubastevebiz posted 05-29-2006 10:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for scubastevebiz  Send Email to scubastevebiz     
Yes the 525ST-PWD will work fine with the FCV620. I believe all new transducers are shipping in housing style B.

Neil -

Ronny posted 05-30-2006 09:03 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ronny  Send Email to Ronny     

Can I use the furuno FCV620 as a chartplotter/GPS? I got an info that Furuno 620 can be interface with Furuno chartplotter. Could you explain how it works and what kind of additional accessories and gadget I should purchase to complete Furuno 620 as achartplotter?

Thanks Steve.


Rocky Pedroso posted 02-07-2008 06:01 PM ET (US)     Profile for Rocky Pedroso  Send Email to Rocky Pedroso     
About Furuno FCV 620, I have a 40-foot motor boat and I used to fish at deep sea water from 400-feet to 1,500-feet depth. Which transducer will I have to use with that Furuno? And what can I do to buy a FCV 620 and Transducer? How much is the cost of them? Is there any other fish finder better than that one above with the same cost?


bluewaterpirate posted 02-07-2008 09:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Have on my Ventura it is one nice FF. It has good easy to use functionality and a bright crisp display. I have my connected to an Airmar P66 transom mounted transducer. I can hold the bottom in saltwater to 1200'. I have it integrated with both my Garmin chart plotters via NMEA connection (exchange water depth, water temperature, and position data).

Here's a video of the unit in action off and inshore.

Shallow water ops.

Picture of my install. 22493156/file.jpg


gvisko posted 02-08-2008 08:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for gvisko  Send Email to gvisko     
What do you think of the fcv 585 with the transom mount transducer or save some bucks and buy the 620. I would like
to get the tru hull 1000 watt but dont know how to install it on my 1994 24' outrage.

George V

bluewaterpirate posted 02-09-2008 12:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Unless your fishing water depths greater than 1000 on a regular basis save yourself the money and stay with the 620.


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