Furuno 588 transducers


Hey guys, looking at transom mount transducers for a 588 and wondering if there are any benefits to having a 1kw if only fishing in shallow water up to 100m or so?
Is there any difference in the picture quality / sharpness or a difference when travelling at speed? Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers 

Josh-759's picture

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I run 588 and 1kw and i think

Mon, 2019-09-16 20:29

I run 588 and 1kw and i think its worth the dolars!! pisses all over my old 600w ducer

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If you have the money go for

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:07

If you have the money go for it however i run a 600w and find ground and fish no problem, I think it’s unecessary unless you want to go deep dropping.

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 I've got one on mine mate,

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:14

 I've got one on mine mate, probably overkill but always wanted that option if I get out deep. 


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I'm with Andy

Mon, 2019-09-16 21:43

I've got out deep dropping a handful of times with mine and seen fish. I'm going to start trying out the low frequency in closer after looking at a post on here about using it to find new ground. I run a TM260 and it is great at speed but is a narrow beam at high (but I like to know what is directly under the boat as well) 

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 Thanks for the feedback,

Tue, 2019-09-17 19:34

 Thanks for the feedback, good to hear other peoples opinions