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post #23 of Old 02-02-2013
RobGallagher
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Re: Speed/Depth/Wind conundrum

I have not read all three pages of posts so bear with me.

Is there current where you sail? If not, just go with a depth sounder that shoots through the hull. No holes and you get a nice picture of what's below you.

That Lowrance for sale on Amazon is a bargain, I have a similar model. No complaints for the first year.

If there is current than you might want something that gives you speed through the water. I find that I don't use it as much as I used to because I have gotten used to the currents in my local haunt. If I'm going someplace then I need current predictions more than anything because I need to know what will be happening in the near future.

That Lowrance unit shows the predicted currents. I also use Eldridges, but, I see you are in Indiana so that might not apply to you.

If I was cruising into unknown waters or racing, then, speed through the water would be an absolute necessity.

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