Furuno replaces the 587


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 Yes the 588, same same but

Sat, 2015-11-07 09:47

 Yes the 588, same same but more expensive. 

 

You already have chirp haha, getting rid of the dragonfly?

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Hey Vinnie!

Sat, 2015-11-07 11:43

I would have certainly looked at a change over had Furuno gone chirp.

The dragonfly is not bad for the price but I miss a few of the features other models have.

No doubt the 585 & 587 are proven, I probably should have gone that way ages ago. 

 

 

 

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 Really not too many people

Sat, 2015-11-07 13:15

 Really not too many people getting proven results from chirp in deep water. Plenty getting good results running 587's and conventional transducers though. 

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yeah so it seems

Sun, 2015-11-08 10:32

 obviously a reason Furuno didnt go down that path with the small units, perhaps waiting for better tec?

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588

Sat, 2015-11-07 12:59

been reading up about this, do you think it's worth the extra $500 ? 

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 For the price would you not

Sat, 2015-11-07 14:14

 For the price would you not just save a few more pennies and get a 295??

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 Yeh for sure. Hands down!

Sat, 2015-11-07 15:03

 Yeh for sure. Hands down!

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See the Light

Sat, 2015-11-07 17:02

Get a Koden CVS 1410

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 Or even the new CVS 128B.

Sun, 2015-11-08 07:57

 Or even the new CVS 128B. Same size unit as the 588 but 2kw and variable frequency.

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2kw?

Sun, 2015-11-08 09:23

I thought they were 1 kw.

http://si-tex.com/kodens/item/cvx128b

Unless this isnt the unit

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That's the unit. There seems

Sun, 2015-11-08 11:03

That's the unit. There seems to be mixed info out there.

This Australian supplier has them as 2kw, also the attached brochure says 2kw as well.

www.coursemaster.com.au/index.php/products/coursemaster/coursemaster-autopilots/fishfinders--echo-sounders/cvs-128b/39-308

I have the CVS 128 and can't fault it except for it struggles with depths over 250m that's why I was liking the idea of a 2kw unit.

 

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 How you going with that unit

Sun, 2015-11-08 08:54

 How you going with that unit mate? They do look the goods.

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 Love mine Andy but as I said

Sun, 2015-11-08 11:13

 Love mine Andy but as I said above it struggles out wide for the deep drop stuff. I can still get a a reasonable image out there but have to go very slow to do so.

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 Cheers Doaky, just thinking

Sun, 2015-11-08 11:35

 Cheers Doaky, just thinking of options when I finally decide to up grade.

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Koden help?

Thu, 2016-11-24 21:49

i have the 2kw koden system through hull, unit is amazing. I'm just having a few dramas getting clear readings of ground over 100m at low speeds, I can get clear ground readings at any speed upto 100m it's as if I have a setting wrong or something. ping or screen speed? Any ideas

just odd that when I drop over 100m at love speeds below 5knots I get a broken/distorted bottom reading, above 5 knots I can pick ground up clear to 450m, Any help would be appreciated.

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 ^^ Haha two bloke come into

Wed, 2017-01-18 12:35

 ^^ Haha two bloke come into a Furuno thread and suggest someone buy a different brand unit that they have and then they or others complain that they can't get a decent picture on theirs. Pure comedy gold.

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 Mate has the cvs128 in his

Sun, 2015-11-08 12:07

 Mate has the cvs128 in his and I have the 587. I don't mind using the koden but think it takes a little more tweaking than the 587. 

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New 588 does not look to be

Sun, 2015-11-08 20:26

New 588 does not look to be much of an upgrade. As for te 587 taking over the 585, almost none of the new features will be of any use to the experienced fisho.

I use NONE of the upgrades from the 585 to 587 on my unit....accufish and bottom discrimination are a gimmick and of no use to anyone who knows what they are doing.

I suspect RESBOOST will be the same. It appears to be an attempt to get a "chirp" look to the sounder.....don't know why, I love the look of the standard 585/587 and will always keep it even now I have CHIRP as it shows fish bigger/"better" than CHIRP.

So...I would bet the 588 will be for all intents and purposes the same as the 587 and 585 before it. BUT, this is not a bad thing, as they are all great sounders.

Extra $500 for RESBOOST......hmmmm. No doubt this will still be a great stand alone sounder, but $2250 RRP....phark, you can get a lot more for this kind of money!

I wonder if they sorted out the poxy TLL transfer of waypoints to GPS fiasco.....e

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Richie

Sat, 2015-11-14 12:22

 Looks marvelous 

youtu.be/gIFAV0NPz3s

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Anyone tried the 588 yet ?

Mon, 2016-01-18 20:34

Anyone tried the 588 yet ?

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Yep!

Sat, 2016-03-26 08:50

 I used mine for the first time yesterday and fished in 200m of water.
I have not used a 585/587 so I can't comment on how good it is VS older units. 
It was my first deep drop trip and we got 4 grey band which was aweome :) 

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 Any chance you can put up

Sat, 2016-03-26 08:58

 Any chance you can put up some screen shots sometime?

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 Fair enough i have had mine

Sat, 2016-03-26 13:00

 Fair enough i have had mine for a few months and its going well. Nothing deep yet but. Have it connected to tm260

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Happy with mine

Mon, 2016-05-23 20:38

 Iv been using my 588 for a few trips now and love it. Still playing around and getting used to some settings.

fitted with a shoot thru/ wet box 1kw

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Just sold my 587 with a few

Mon, 2016-05-23 23:23

Just sold my 587 with a few tears in my eyes.....still the best value for money standalone sounder going I recon.

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 Hi guys I'm really close to

Tue, 2016-12-27 18:14

 Hi guys 

I'm really close to buying a 588 with the 1kw transducer but I'm struggling to find many reviews online about them

 

Was wondering how you guys have been liking your 588 as you appear to have had them a while now

 

Any info would be appreciated

 

Thanks

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 I purchased the 588 and

Wed, 2017-01-18 09:42

 I purchased the 588 and tm260 about 6 months ago. Still getting used to the settings but it works a treat.