GARMIN echo 301c Fishfinder with Transducer

Venterior Portable Fish Finder, Water Depth & Temperature Fishfinder with Wired Sonar Sensor Transducer and LCD Dispaly


Choose the transducer that’s right for your boat

Holding bottom at high speed is a common problem with transom mounted fishfinder transducers, and location is usually the reason. Just yesterday, a friend who bought a new boat was asking me about this issue. The one problem he has with his new boat is a flaky bottom reading; at speeds over seven or eight mph, the fishfinder totally loses its grip.

Lowrance® Elite-7x CHIRP Fishfinder Without Transducer: CHIRP sonar with DownScanTM Imaging reveals bottom contours, structures and your prey like never before!

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 Post subject: Re: fishfinder and transducer for malibu extreme?
Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:40 am 

Joined: Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:10 pm
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Location: Middleburg Florida
For the money I like the Lowrance Elite 4DSI.

Malibu X Factor
Malibu Mini X


Transom-mount transducer included

What the heck does that mean? A couple of things—this is why you can never read water less than about a half foot in depth (or in a bucket in your driveway, for that matter). This is actually the ‘dead zone’ itself. With most fishfinder transducers the dead zone extends about a half a foot down from the transducer. With medical or industrial transducers it’s incredibly more complicated with focused transducers, mosaic transducers and other stuff that you and I and the snapper don’t care about. Other qualities of this dead zone are you never know it happens because it happens hundreds or thousands of times a second and this zone actually camouflages the contact of the hull, plastic, goop or other material between the transducer face and the water column.

The Elite-5x CHIRP Fishfinder without Transducer includes the head unit only, making it perfect if you already have an Elite CHIRP Fishfinder / Sonar set-up and would like a "second station" to view sonar results.