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I love my Eagle
Posted by SENTINEL on May 13 2005
I've got the top of the line Eagle Sea Charter 480 DF Which I purchased from www.GPSDISCOUNT.com. It is an awesome piece of equipment.
It has all the standard GPS stuff and extremely accurate positioning (saved my butt one dark stormy night deer hunting last November), a 1500' dual frequency depth / fish finder that worked for me even at 35 knots. The depth finder resolution is so good you can tell the difference between rock/gravel or sandy bottoms.
I bought the Navionics chart chip from the same supplier which I found absolutely amazing. It's got most submerged rocks to 6' below mean low tide and amazing shoreline detail. The little extras were a huge surprise like the tide and current speed information which you can just pick off of points on the map while on the fly. It's a little complicated to master the unit but Eagle helps by offering a free emulator that will download right onto your computer screen. it look just like a full size unit on your screen and operates with the same buttons.
I also soaked the heck out of it last year in some stormy weather without a hitch.
I'm sure Lowrance will pull this line out of beta testing soon, double the price, and put the Lowrance nem on it. When I bought mine 6 months ago it was only $499...now it's $599. The chip will cost $179.
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