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Cheap Furuno ???
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posted 03-03-2004 09:08 PM ET (US)
Check out this depth finder it has one of those huge AIRMAR transducers Moe has been taking about:
This is nice. Jim
posted 03-03-2004 10:22 PM ET (US)
Yes, it is, Barney! Got any pictures of the transducer?
posted 03-03-2004 11:14 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-03-2004 11:16 PM ET (US)
I take that back. It was the 6100 that got the big rating.
posted 03-04-2004 07:01 AM ET (US)
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
posted 03-04-2004 07:09 AM ET (US)
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?
posted 03-04-2004 07:30 AM ET (US)
Erik, That is a Teleflex with no light. Jim
posted 03-07-2004 07:56 PM ET (US)
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.
My March Madness ended today. :>) Jim
posted 03-07-2004 08:40 PM ET (US)
Thanks, Jim. That water temperature is almost as warm as it gets in Lake Erie in August!
posted 03-08-2004 12:19 AM ET (US)
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.
posted 03-08-2004 07:20 AM ET (US)
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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