Marine Electronics Forum - Recommended basic electronics
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09-22-2012, 09:01 AM
Trying to help my father get his boat up and running. What do you recommend for a 18' center console for electronics. His current system broke and was really a pain in the ass to use and I'd like to talk him into something different. Looking for a GPS/Sonar package. What do you recommend that is easy to used and cost effective. It will be use for inshore fishing mostly. Thanks
09-22-2012, 09:20 AM
Garmin 541s or 545s, there's a guy in the parts forum selling the 541s complete for under $600 brand new
09-22-2012, 09:31 AM
The older A series: http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=116
The new a series: http://www.raymarine.com/view/?id=4954
09-22-2012, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the replies
09-22-2012, 10:07 AM
There is a member on here with the user name Semperfishing.
He has more r's in his name though but he will hook you up right away.
09-22-2012, 10:38 AM
Garmin GPSMAP 720s/740s
09-22-2012, 12:51 PM
Have your dad look into the already mentioned Garmin 541S and even better the Garmin 740s.
Garmin has some refurbished units being sent out right now so they should be plenty of bargins availbe.
Also...the Sitex EC-7 is a real value for the $....right at $675.
This is a very good unit...even has radar capability.