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Lowrance X91 FishFinder
By Capt. Patrick Sciacca — August 2002
Most anglers have a favorite fishing hole, wreck, or patch of water. In the old days these areas were found by trial and error, word of mouth, and sometimes dumb luck. Well, fishfinding is getting a leg up with the X91 fishfinder from Lowrance.
The unit is helm-friendly with only a five-inch-diagonal, 240x240 pixel LCD display that comes standard with a 200-kHz transom-mounted transducer. With this configuration, the fishfinder can read depths up to 1,000 feet, and Advance Signal Processing (ASP) keeps the picture clean. If you prefer your fish displayed in even more detail, add either the "deep-water" transom-mountable or shoot-through-hull transducer (both are optional). Built into the transducer of your choice is a water-surface-temperature sensor to help you find that break you'll want to troll your spread across. The Grayline function helps to show fish hiding on the sea floor. Once you have the X91 set the way you like it, an internal backup memory stores the settings for up to ten years.
If you're a first-light or late-night fisherman, the cold-cathode backlighting will aid your viewing. The screen can be segmented to display depth, water temperature, and battery voltage.
The Lowrance X91 fishfinder is sealed and waterproof to enhance durability in the saltwater environment, has a suggested retail price of $442, and comes with a full one-year warranty.
Lowrance Phone: (800) 324-1356. Fax: (603) 864-4756. www.lowrance.com.
This article originally appeared in the January 2003 issue of Power & Motoryacht magazine.