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Cost of depth sounders vs fishfinders

I know there has been a lot written on depth sounders vs fishfinders for use on sailboats, but I
wonder if anyone has any idea why Hummingbird can produce a fishfinder that has a depth
sounder built in as part of it and that can show the configuration of the bottom (as well as any fish
present) for under $100 (their cheapest model) but if you look for depth sounders, most of which
only show a number the cost is $250 and up. I understand that construction may be cheaper, and
that the fishfinder in question does not have a keel offset as most depth sounders do, but that''s
still a big difference in price. Does anyone have enough experience with both to comment? I''d
appreciate it because I''m in the market for a depth sounder of some sort for my CD26. Thanks,
Peter
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