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HAPPYJIM posted 02-03-2009 08:41 PM ET (US)   Profile for HAPPYJIM   Send Email to HAPPYJIM  
I had to panic buy a new finder after my old Sitex tube type broke during striper season. I looked a little but needed one quick. I'm a Garmin fan so most of my looking was in that direction. I'm a cheapskate so I wanted the most for the least. The Garmin 300C looked nice because of less buttons to push and a great "auto" feature that I liked because I don't like to read manuals and don't like pushing buttons while I'm fishing.

Install was great because two of my friends visiting me over the weekend did it for me because I wasn't feeling good and had to pop some meds. I tested it in the river and the depth reading was within inches of actual depth. Temperature readout was right on when compared with a thermometer. Bright, clear, color graphics that are very visible on a sunny day. Only thing that I could nit-pick was the screen had no reading when depth was below 3 feet. The numbers were there for display but the screen was totally scrambled. I guess to much feedback from the muddy bottom.

Went fishing off of Virginia Beach, VA yesterday and it worked great at all speeds. It marked fish when they were there and the sea temp indicator found small differences in the current. I paid full retail of $249.99 but had to have it right away. It is a nice little unit that I recommend if you want a small monitor that is easy to use.

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