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Barney posted 03-03-2004 09:08 PM ET (US)   Profile for Barney   Send Email to Barney  
Check out this depth finder it has one of those huge AIRMAR transducers Moe has been taking about:
http://myweb.cableone.net/barney9014/images/17/21.jpg
and
http://myweb.cableone.net/barney9014/images/17/20.jpg
found at
http://www.brokenlegdave.com/Manufacture/Furuno/fishfinders/ls4100_fishfinder.htm
This is nice. Jim
Moe posted 03-03-2004 10:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Yes, it is, Barney! Got any pictures of the transducer?

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Moe

jimh posted 03-03-2004 11:14 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
That is the Furuno that was top-rated in a recent Powerboat Reports review of fish finders under $400. It is a big son of a gun. I think you better put the transducer on port just to balance the weight of that thing.
jimh posted 03-03-2004 11:16 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
I take that back. It was the 6100 that got the big rating.

See:

http://nctackle.com/furunols6100.html

Barney posted 03-04-2004 07:01 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Thanks. Sorry Moe no pictures of the transducer and the boat is at it's lift.

The 4100 and 6100 are very similar to the 6100. The 6100 has a one inch bigger screen and an extra data port. Both give water temperature and both can be hooked up to a Furuno GPS WAAS antenna and/or a paddle wheel. The manuals are available on the Furuno USA website. The 4100 may be in model closeout.

I couldn't believe the price on either one. Jim

erik selis posted 03-04-2004 07:09 AM ET (US)     Profile for erik selis  Send Email to erik selis     
Is that a Quicksilver hourcounter you have there on your dash Barney? If so it's the same one I also installed. Does it light up with the rest of the meters?

Erik

Barney posted 03-04-2004 07:30 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Erik, That is a Teleflex with no light. Jim
Barney posted 03-07-2004 07:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Ok MOE, here is the transducer photo. Over the muddy waters of the Bayou. Hanging over the stern trying not to fall in! Water temp was 69.9F.
http://myweb.cableone.net/barney9014/images/17/23.jpg
My March Madness ended today. :>) Jim
Moe posted 03-07-2004 08:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
Thanks, Jim. That water temperature is almost as warm as it gets in Lake Erie in August!

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Moe

Royce posted 03-08-2004 12:19 AM ET (US)     Profile for Royce  Send Email to Royce     
Barney- I believe the transducer is an Airmar P66. I use them on my two Raymarine 760RC's. They are a high speed transducer and allow depth reading up to about 45 mph in a chop. They replace the P65. Funny-I never thought of them as BIG.
Royce
Barney posted 03-08-2004 07:20 AM ET (US)     Profile for Barney  Send Email to Barney     
Yep it is a P66 if I remember correctly. And, on a small boat it is HUGE but works great. I guess in the past I've owned junk tranducers which were quite a bit smaller and never worked correctly through the range of speeds. Jim

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