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cheap depth finders

after paying high dollar for a few depth finders,i decided to just buy a cheap hummingbird 610,i also stumbled across one that I had put aside a few years ago,i mounted both transducers [pucks]on opposite sides [in identical locations]inside the hull,both work great except one consistently reads 3 feet different than the other,i think the older one is a hdr200 with a square mounting face,is there a way to adjust the keel offset on either?thanks
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Re: cheap depth finders

I just installed one of these. It works great. I was able to take the supplied transducer apart and epoxy it into the old bow housing on my boat. They have a depth offset right in the display unit. Just press the programming button and the screen will come up to allow you to enter an offset. I have found this little unit to be very accurate, energy efficient and cheap to boot. I actually bought a spare. Hummingbird has been in this game a long time.
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thanks,the new one I was bought has the manual [that's the one I think is accurate]but the older one I've misplaced,the older has a different shaped display and selection buttons,it not a really big deal because I only have the alarm set on the newer one and can use Kentucky windage on the other,just deduct 3 ft,actually I seldom use the older one and mainly installed it for a backup,thanks again for your answer.ken
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Re: cheap depth finders

Fun to have one of these on board. Probably can make one much cheaper..and when all else fails..

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