Originally Posted by passion4fishing
Just make sure when you do buy one it can read arcs. The fish symbols are very inaccurate. It will read a piece of garbage as a fish. You'll have fish symbols all over your screen all day long. Arcs are very easy to read and over time you'll learn the difference if you're reading a baitball, a big fish on the move, a school of fish and so on and so on. Good luck!
Thanks .... Keep the suggestions coming ...
There are too many choices ... I have a desired price of about $200 and a max of about $270 ... B&W is good .. I take it the the higher the Watts out put the better both RMS and Peak to Peak and that the dual beam gives a wider span of detection.... Other that the Race Point Area I expect to do bay, estuary and flats fishing where depth is not a huge issue .. 60 - 70 feet would be the normal max...
I am looking at the Hummingbird 365i Combo 4" Dual beam with speed and Temp... for $270.... I think that is maxing all the important features at a doable ( but a reach ) price....... I would be especially interested in your experience with this mfgr and unit.
Barrel and others have spoken highly of the HBs ... apparently they stand behind thier products ...