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Hey Capt Paul looking for info on lowrance 740 series what model would be the best at the best price? I would like good GPS mapping (maybe use standard map chip for Lakes P.and borgne and some hopedale/delocroix areas These are my usual areas that I go. Also I want some good imageing of the bottom and fish or bait If possible will this unit give dept under power so I can tell if Iam in 10 ft. or 2 ft water while running There seems to be many models and transducers what should I buy? best bang for my buck not just the fancy stuf
Lowrance 740 ? ?
~ Captain Paul's response to: ~ Mike the Tiger ~
Mike, I could not find a current model 700 etc., as a current model on the LOWRANCE web site. It certainly not listed as a current model, but may have once been a production model.

However GARMIN currently and a GPSMAP® 741xs and a GPSMAP® 721xs @ 1500.00
The premier Garmin GPSMAP 721xs combination chartplotter/sounder has 60 percent more processing power than its previous generation. Includes a 7” touchscreen with pinch-to-zoom, HD-ID™ sonar and CHIRP capabilities (transducer sold separately, some versions). Built-in high-sensitivity 10 Hz Garmin GPS/GLONASS receiver updates position and heading 10 times per second. It lists at $1,399.99 USD .
Naturally any map, accessories or charts for a Lowrance would not work in a Garmin unit.
I am not sure this is what you want. Get back with me if you can get any other information on the Lowrance unit.
Most sonar units will have a hard time giving you an accurate image of the bottom when traveling at today’s boat speeds in two feet of water. You may find one but I doubt it.

Captain Paul