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Brian N

USA
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Posted - Jul 04 2020 :  22:19:08  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Edgewater 180 Dual Console...

We definitely plan on some coastal boating around the Northeast in addition to hitting lakes...

When I bought the boat it had an older depth sounder/fish finder and a Garmin GPSMap 276C that seems better suited to on road than marine...

Any suggestions on a good unit to replace them with? I'll need something with a transom mount transducer to replace what is there now. I do not have room to flush mount, so it's going to need to bracket mount it.

Ideas? Thoughts? Suggestions?



GeeBee

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Posted - Jul 06 2020 :  07:02:24  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Personally, I would go with a Garmin 6" Echo Map simply because they are reliable and there is product support to repair them. You can get a transom mount transducer. There is plenty of chart choices from basic to Blue.


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alk

6259 Posts

Posted - Jul 06 2020 :  15:55:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
For a little boat, the 4.5 inch Garmin are tough to beat - https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/592804
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Robyns Nest

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Posted - Jul 11 2020 :  18:04:28  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Simrad Cruise7 is a great little unit. 7" screen and excellent interface.

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pdecat

USA
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Posted - Jul 12 2020 :  11:27:54  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Rocks are a concern in your area. Would a small lotter show them?

Bruce


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Brian N

USA
18932 Posts

Posted - Jul 13 2020 :  13:35:01  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by pdecat

Rocks are a concern in your area. Would a small lotter show them?



I'm not sure Bruce...most of the bigger lakes are pretty well marked, it's the coastal areas I am more concerned with.

I don't want something too small to easily see either, I don't want to divert my attention too much to focus on it.

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pdecat

USA
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Posted - Jul 13 2020 :  14:42:09  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
You are correct they can grab your attention.

Bruce


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WALSHIE

USA
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Posted - Jul 13 2020 :  14:46:19  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If you haven't tried ActiveCaptain on your phone for GPS, give it a shot, very impressive. This doesn't handle depth or fish finding but for GPS on a small boat, its good.

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Bill D.

USA
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Posted - Jul 13 2020 :  15:35:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Garmin, largest that fits your 'space'.


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