Secondhand sounders

 Gday,

Just got a new boat (woohoo!!!) and am looking to upgrade from my lowrance chirp 7", Now that ive learnt to read it  it does the job under 40m but now im looking to fish a bit deeper and was wondering if furuno 585 is still a good option considering the technolgy these days?

budget would be $1500 (if I can keep it a secret from the missus cause she wont know what i sell my old boat for! wink wink).

 

Any information would be great! cheers

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 Hi mate, ive got a 2nd hand

Wed, 2021-03-31 20:32

 Hi mate,

 

ive got a 2nd hand furuno 587 if your interested?

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 Hi mate, ive got a 2nd hand

Wed, 2021-03-31 20:32

 Hi mate,

 

ive got a 2nd hand furuno 587 if your interested?

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 Definetly interested mate,

Thu, 2021-04-01 10:31

 Definetly interested mate, Ive sent you a pm. cheers

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 Jim I still run a 585, no

Wed, 2021-03-31 20:39

 Jim I still run a 585, no need to upgrade as it does what I need it to do fantastic sounders.  587 as above would be a great buy.

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 Yeh mate, i have read so

Thu, 2021-04-01 10:30

 Yeh mate, i have read so many good things over the years about furuno especially on fishwrecked. I vaguely remember someone on here saying the 585 was better than the 587. Im searching to see if I can find the reason. Could possibly be the bottom discrimination function??

 

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 I always run split screen

Thu, 2021-04-01 10:53

 I always run split screen with bottom lock, it's bloody briiliant. 

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 I guess im asking what a

Wed, 2021-03-31 20:50

 I guess im asking what a furuno 585 would be worth secondhand with a p66 tranny? i know furuno are good 

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800 to 1000 

Thu, 2021-04-01 12:58

800 to 1000 

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 spend the money on a better

Thu, 2021-04-01 14:50

 spend the money on a better tranny - 1000w

nothing wrong with the lowrances

i have furuno and a lowrance

its all in the tranny and the user

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It’s an older lowrance dunno

Thu, 2021-04-01 18:02

It’s an older lowrance dunno if it’s worth a good tranny. Cheers 

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 Hey Shark1 what transducer

Fri, 2021-04-02 15:25

 Hey Shark1 what transducer would you reccommend? ive seen the number tm260 pop up on a few searches. 

I have a p66 connecged to a lowrance at the moment.

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 Jim a P66 would be fine

Fri, 2021-04-02 15:49

 Jim a P66 would be fine 20-70m  , but I went a 1kw TM260 to get better readings at depth. Especially when we hit 100m. 

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I think I’ll go the 1kw just

Fri, 2021-04-02 22:54

I think I’ll go the 1kw just for a confidence booster in deeper water. I have heard the p66 is fine until the real deep stuff but it’s good to have more grunt than you need! Cheers  

anyone got a 1kw  tm260 for sale? 

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