I understand the "how much to spend on legacy gear" and struggle with the same thing. Many many people are not abandoning these older, but simply adding chirp as it seems they have different features and uses. Others are going to wait and see how much better chirp gets.Yeah, that's what i would prefer. I have a P66 on a furuno right now. I'm hoping for better results on the raymarine unit. I've been reading about that M260 John and it seems like everyone is happy with it. I guess my concern is how much do i invest into this legacy gear? Semingson hooked me up with everything else a couple years ago for 600 including the radar, so i'm doing ok. I'm going to have to ignore what i see on other people's chirp displays to be happy with my gear
You were a good student. The good news is that it's a smaller hole. When you upgrade to a 1kw you can just make it bigger.Patrick, that's an amazing offer! Thank you, i will almost certainly have to take you up on that. Problem is, it seems like this thread is turning into how i need a 1000W unit.
See excerpt from patricks blackmouth seminar notes (last bullet in section 6). I should probably practice what he preaches
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And yes this was his blackmouth seminar. Somehow we got distracted and started talking tuna
The transducer would not have connected. The p/n E66087 as shown on the box is for the new "lowercase" a,c,e,es etc series models. It has a different plug than the DSM/CP series.Ok, well back to the drawing board. I would need a 12 degree model so this one is a no go. Still looking, and i pm'd you John for more details.
Patrick, i will return the B60 once you get back this way. Its a whopping 3.9 miles between our houses.
Pm sent. It’s still setting in garage...Rereading these old posts, one can see how much knowledge there is on this board. Priceless
The good: i still have patricks ducer brand new in box. I tried to return it about a month ago but nobody was home. If anyone has a need for it, we will figure things out with patrick, I'm sure he is busy.
The bad: Still looking for a transducer. I prefer a tm260 at this point. Looks like they are still worth some coin. If nobody has one to part with i may just buy one new, compliments of mr. Kringle.
I am going to bend tubing and install the radar i have never used. Although not touchscreen, I'm happy with the MFD for my needs. Not really looking to upgrade at this point.
John, if that m260 is still taking up space give me a shout