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Old 07-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #1
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Just bought a 08 cobia 216 cc and want to get a good fish finder / transducer. Any suggestions? Want to keep it in the $1000 to $1500 range. I already have a hummingbird 788ci hd di that I'm going to use as my gps but im not to impressed with the sonar part and looking to upgrade.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:21 PM   #2
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Have you seen the new raymarine draggonfly? If that's something you might be interested in, shoot me a pm.
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:07 PM   #3
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Push your budget just a little further and purchase a Garmin 741xs with the chirp transducer hand down the best purchase I have ever made for a boat. I bought the cheapest chirp Garmin sells and it's better than anything I have ever used.
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I just got a Garmin 547XS and a chirp transducer for less than 1100 $ It also has the chart plotter. So far I really like it although I don't usualy like a combo unit. I got it mainly for a standby but now use it for my primary. The chirp transducer really cleans up the signal and for this unit the chirp transducer only costs $300. You could save $ by getting a standard transducer. I hate to say it but I had a Raymarine E7D and it was the most complicated, agrivating, Harder than hell to convert the numbers machine I have ever had and sold it and got my fourth Garmin. Never again The only good thing I found was there tech support 4 hours on the phone. I beleive they are use to talking with confused customers. At my age it doesn't take much......
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