does anyone have one of these units ?
how do you like it and what is better about it ?
I have a co-worker who is thinking about getting one and would appreciate some advise on these units
12-10-2002, 10:34 AM
Look at history for the Zercom LPG2000. Same basic unit. The Legend 2000 and 3000 have temp reading down to tenths of a degree and the 3000 has more wattage. Both Legends have a Hummingbird name instead of Zercom now.
I have the LPG2000. I really like it. Easy to use, easy to adjust, does everything I think it needs to do. I would recommend it.
I have a buddy who has a Garmin 240, I would recomend that one too. Took him some time to figure out what he was doing but does well finding fish now. I don't think mine really does much better. The LPG 2000 will have a few more arches instead of a blob but both are fish. Pretty much true for any unit, if it isn't attached to the bottom, it's probably a fish.
Picking up fish that are laying on the bottom is a differnt matter. I think I could do it if I knew there were fish there and I fine tuned my sonar for the depth and bottom. No unit is going to allow you to just cruise a lake at 20 MPH and find those fish. Most any unit will help you find the suspended fish.
Hope I helped.
12-10-2002, 03:06 PM
Do you think the extra power of the Newer model means much?
12-10-2002, 08:11 PM
Had a X-85 switched to legend 3000 with new boat. Big mistake! Went to a new X-91 for my pontoon. Will be replacing the legend but may wait until spring '04 and put something like x-16ci up front, have one on dash and it's awesome. The legend works ok but the X-91 seems so much clearer, crisper- more defined??!!
12-11-2002, 08:13 AM
Depends on the depths you fish. Most fishfinders use an auto power level that changes with conditions. You're probably not using all the power avialable anyway. As far as depth penetration I think the frequency is a bigger factor than wattage. We consumers need some way to compare differnt models so I think the sonar guys picked wattage and screen resolution. More wattage has to be better, more pixels has to be better too. Who knows how much of each you really need or is used by the unit due to limitations in other components?
Get what you are comfortable paying for. Learn to recognize what your screen is showing you and you will do fine. I don't really need to see each individual minnow in a bait cloud, I just need to recognize a bait cloud. No sonar can tell you the size or type of fish, I just need to know there is something there.
Best thing you can do is spend a day with someone who knows their sonar.