Marine Electronics Q&A with BOE Marine - Furuno Upgrade
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05-07-2012, 04:06 PM
Currently have in a Furuno 1850 DF that is looking like it wants to quit at any moment. What would be a combo unit that I could replace this unit with without having to replace transducer and most of the other cables.
Have been looking for just a 1850 display but they seem to be going for quite a bit of money still. Does it really make sense buying just the display or should i be looking at upgrading to a newer system all together.
What would be a good combo unit to upgrade to using the exsisting tranducer?
Thanks in advance
05-07-2012, 05:52 PM
I would suggest a Garmin 720S unit - http://www.boemarine.com/Garmin_GPSMAP_720S_GPS_Chartplotter_w-Sounder-010-00835-01/
Then you'll need an adapter for the ducer - http://www.boemarine.com/AIRMAR_Adaptor_Cbl_-_10_Pin_to_6_Pin_DST-DT_XID-GCO-ADAPT-10-6DTV2/
05-08-2012, 03:13 PM
That looks like a good setup could you give me a quote and send it to me via private msg.
I would also like to look at the option of a Raymarine e7D. what are the options of this and is there a Airmar adapter that would work for this as well?
Could you send me a quote for this system as well?
I am from Barbados what charts would i need for the two units and the price as well. looking forward to doing business with you.
05-08-2012, 03:39 PM
There is no Airmar adapter for the E7D. You would have to replace the ducer. To get a quote just click the links I put above and add the items to your cart to see a sale price. My PM box is toast, so email me at the link below to move ahead.
05-08-2012, 04:16 PM
Ok thanks didnt read that far down the page. what would be a good transducer for the e7D. mainly looking for just bottom depths trolling in 200-400 ft water. has to be thru hull. Is the garmin a pretty up to date unit? also what about the charts.
Another route i might take is to get a sounder that would fit the tranducer that i have in and another smaller plotter. so would be two units. any options? i apologise for so many questions but there is no store here that i can possibly go and get this info from on the island. thanks again
05-09-2012, 07:13 PM
This would be a good ducer for the E7D http://www.boemarine.com/AIRMAR_50-200kHz_Bronze_Low_Pro_20_Deg_Tilt_D-T-GCO-B60-20-RAYA/
There is no image, so here is a similar ducer so you can see what it looks like - http://www.boemarine.com/AIRMAR_50-200KHZ_Bronze_Low_Pro_20_Deg_Tilt_D-T-GCO-B60-20-MM/
The Garmin unit is very modern/up-to-date. For charts you wil want to buy the Garmin Vision card for your area. Should be about $250.
If you want to go with 2 units I would suggest the Furuno FCV-620 and the Garmin GPSMAP 521.