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Best fish finder for under $250

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My Garmin died yesterday (screen no longer works, but will still sound shallow water alarm). So I am looking to upgrade to something new on a budget. I have an 18' CC that is used inshore and out 10 miles or so and would like the most bang for my buck.

Could you help me make an informed choice? Thanks!!

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32 reviews and nothing.. What, no one use Fish finders any more?

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For under $250 look at the Eagle FishEasy 350C. Eagle is made by Lowrance.

You can get a larger monochrome unit for the same price range but the color screens are nice.

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32 reviews and nothing.. What, no one use Fish finders any more?

No offense, but I think the problem is that most use fish finders that cost a little more :1121_wink: Heck, most good transducers cost that much.

But in that price range, you'd be better off with a high end gray scale unit, rather than a low end color unit. Even some of the gray scale machines will top $250. I've never been a fan of Eagle, but Humminbird and Lowrance make good units. The new gray scale machines have great definition and readability.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_10200066____SearchResults

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Power the unit off, push and hold 'quit' while powering on. It's a cold system reboot that sets factory defaults. If you get the screen back, rock and roll ... :605_thumbs_up:

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Sounds like you use yours like I use mine,I want to know the depth no matter the speed. Several different ones on a variety of boats always had trouble holding bottom, as well as friends with high-end units. Funny thing is the $150 Eagle on my current boat holds bottom at any speed-max speed=50mph. The transducer is sitting in the bildge with some water, not even epoxied in.

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