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|11-09-2007 12:12 PM|
|zz4gta||I know the $270 wasn't bad (compared to what I saw) I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss out on something better. Thanks for all the responses.|
|11-09-2007 09:29 AM|
|camaraderie||Yup. I thought he might be considering separate units as well as the bi data.|
|11-09-2007 08:31 AM|
Believe that is only depth or fathometer, and does not include a knot meter.
|11-09-2007 12:26 AM|
Sailnet store has a Uniden for $89 bucks
|11-08-2007 11:33 PM|
|11-08-2007 03:26 PM|
|Idiens||Are you getting it for fishing or would an forward looking sonar be better? (Google Echopilot or Intergraph)|
|11-08-2007 02:35 PM|
|11-08-2007 01:12 PM|
A line marked-off in fathoms with a weight on the end?
Seriously: You're not going to get much less expensive than $270 for a depth sounder.
FWIW: Our boat came with Raymarine ST60 (or maybe 60+) depth sounder and knot meter. They seem to work well.
If you go for "last years" model of GPS: Yes, you can kind of get it "all in one," more cheaply: GPS, sonar (which will give you depth) and kind-of-a-knotmeter (SOG: Speed Over Ground). Our Garmin GPSMap 498C with external antenna and in-hull transducer was about $620, shipped, which is only a bit more than the MSRP for just one of our two Raymarine instruments. Plus it came with built-in cartography. Still: I wouldn't want to be w/o my separate instruments.
|11-08-2007 12:43 PM|
Knot meter and depth gauge.
I'm looking for something pretty basic (cheap) that will do the job. I currently have a thru hull towards the bow. A friend of mine prefered to use fish finders for his sailboat b/c they have a wider scope than just a depth meter and they're normally cheaper.
Does anyone have any recommendations? I've been looking at the RAYMARINE ST40 BIDATA System but by the time you include the transducer its around $270.00. Although I do like the LARGE display, and more importantly, the simplicity. However, something a little cheaper would be nice. Any ideas?