I've got it on my kayak. It's an excellent sonar and very clear. I've had several other lowrance units with downscan so I hit the ground running. This unit has the same vertical pixels as my Elite 7, the only difference is you don't view as much history on the screen. I usually run the screen with the 2D and downscan side by side. If you are having a difficult time determining what it is that you are seeing on the sonar (fish, tree limb, etc.) the downscan will help. I'm not ready to give a verdict on the CHIRP. Last time I was out I turned it off. I was getting better clarity with 200hz. Overall it is an excellent sonar, can't beat it for the price.