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rzh
02-03-2005, 03:44 PM
I am planning to buy a fish finder (Eagle 320, 320C or 480) mainly because of the price. I was told that these give back a delayed signal in comparison to the flasher type. If so how long of a delay would it possibly be and are these choices good?

Thanks for any help that can be given...........


rzh

Cincinnati
02-03-2005, 03:51 PM
Looks like me and RZH were thinking the same thing and typing at the same time....LOL!

Barnacle Bill
02-03-2005, 03:55 PM
Unless you are fishing in 1000ft or more of water I wouldn't think you need to worry about delay. LOL

Moose1am
02-03-2005, 06:29 PM
Delays are measured in 1/1000 of a second these days. Can't really tell you which one is the better one. Flashers show more information but they don't graph the information to make it easier to comprehend. Flashers have some benefits if you know exactly how to read them. LCR displays help show you the history of the bottom but they have some inherent faults and don't show you everything.

bentpole
02-03-2005, 07:27 PM
rzh:Noticed BPS has the 480's on sale.Very nice Depth finder.>>>>Bentpole

Cane Pole
02-03-2005, 07:30 PM
Ain't nothin wrong with the Eagles buddy. I got a 128 Ultra Classic. Picture is worth a thousand words. FISHIN is right on. Gonna get me a Garmin 250 though. Cause I want one is the only reason. Garmin good stuff. So is Humminbird. I got them all. No complaints about any of them. Got Lorance too (X22). Still working. Like it too. Just to confuse you....lol Buy what you want, u the one gonna be using it..Put it on AUTO and go get em.......

bugman
02-03-2005, 07:40 PM
I have an eagle 320 and i am not impressed it shows structure when you know none is there i have tried auto as well every manual setting that i can think of none seems to help i also have a humminbird 3000 legend which i like but the one i can count on every time is my garmin 160 from now on when i buy fishfinders its definatly gonna be a garmin.

Jerry Blake
02-03-2005, 08:09 PM
Hey Bugman:

Is it possible there is something wrong with your particular Eagle 320 or it's transducer or interferance of some kind? I've not used that unit but have had other Eagles including a Strata 128 that works very well - shows about the same structure and fish as my Humminbird 300TX (one is on front and one is on back).

I'm going to be looking into graphs for my next boat and will definitely be checking out the Garmins.

Tim The Lippa Rippa Mon
02-03-2005, 08:15 PM
I am planning to buy a fish finder (Eagle 320, 320C or 480) mainly because of the price. I was told that these give back a delayed signal in comparison to the flasher type. If so how long of a delay would it possibly be and are these choices good?
rzh

I personally have the 320 portable. The 480 wasn't out when I got it. Great finder, but I would like to see a faster scrolling speed on it. It has a Flasher mode line on it to the far right of the screen. It will tell you what is under it in a split instant from real time. But as Moose correctly stated, you will need to know how to read what it reveals to benefit from that feature. All in all, I'd buy another one in a minute. An excellent value for the money IMO. The 480 is now selling for what I paid for the 320, that is what I'd get if I were staying with Eagle.

I want GPS capability in my next unit, but I don't want to give up RMS power to do so. I have been kickin the tires of Lowrance, and of the top model Matrix too. Still waiting on Florida to elect the president!LOL

<,"}/>{ Rippa

rzh
02-03-2005, 09:26 PM
Thanks everyone,
This a great web site. You folks are great. So as far as I can tell, I should be okay with either Eagle. Thanks again, it looks like the 480 may be it. I don't know much about any of them, but I like what I see in them and what I am reading here on this page.

Keep it up & rip some lips!!!
rzh

JET4
02-03-2005, 09:34 PM
I have the 480, works good for me.

Tn_countryboy
02-04-2005, 12:58 AM
I don't know how much BPS has them on sale for, but you might check out;
www.brokenlegdave.com he has the Fishmark 480 for $199.00. And the FishElite 480 for $447.
Ed.

Ranger375
02-04-2005, 06:51 AM
If you have more than one depth finder turned on at the same and the frequencies are the same or close together they can be interferring with each other.

bugman
02-04-2005, 08:09 AM
Hey Bugman:

Is it possible there is something wrong with your particular Eagle 320 or it's transducer or interferance of some kind? I've not used that unit but have had other Eagles including a Strata 128 that works very well - shows about the same structure and fish as my Humminbird 300TX (one is on front and one is on back).

I'm going to be looking into graphs for my next boat and will definitely be checking out the Garmins.
I do'nt think there is anything wrong with it, it just show's too much on the bottom, if you have any suggestions i'm all ears. As far as interferance i had it on my bass boat first then moved it to my jon boat so i dont think that is the problem. I do'nt think the problem is the transducer either cause it done the same thing out of the box.

Jerry Blake
02-04-2005, 06:10 PM
I do'nt think there is anything wrong with it, it just show's too much on the bottom, if you have any suggestions i'm all ears. As far as interferance i had it on my bass boat first then moved it to my jon boat so i dont think that is the problem. I do'nt think the problem is the transducer either cause it done the same thing out of the box.

You've probably already tried it but you may be able to reduce clutter by reducing the Sensitivity setting.

Barnacle Bill
02-04-2005, 06:31 PM
I agree with Jerry. Since I started adjusting mine before each trip, it has become much easier to read. I turn up the sensitivity until I start to get clutter and then back it off until it just does go away or I have just a little. It really makes a difference. Thanks again Crappie Farmer.