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Old 03-25-2003, 06:19 AM
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Got the new Garmin 2010 installed. Haven't sealed all connections yet, but it is working. Found good location for it on console [see pic], so I would not have to elevate mounting. This is a big unit, and I feel better having it mounted close.

This is a very very fast unit. From a cold boot, it took maybe two minutes to initialize, including all satellites and waas acquisition.

I found out something I have not seen mentioned here. I had a friend that will be fishing with me visit just after installation. He was asking me what things were. I discovered that the 2010 showed things that the 188 did not [actually the 188 showed the same info since the same bluechart chip was used, the 188 displayed some things as a small dot that were missed]. This fact alone is well worth the expense. The detail is awsome!

The 188 works fine, but while standing up in the center console, navigation was very difficult on the small screen, [my eyes ain't what they usta be]. The 2010 is very easy on these old eyes.

I will be using the 188 in sonar mode 100% of the time. I have glassed the transducer in and can read sonar clearly at cruising speed. Hope to stumble accross some spots doing this. Going to vacuum pack the 188 antenna, stow it on board, and use the 188 chartplotter functions as a backup.



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Ovenman the 2010 looks huge!!! Can you use an network cable (nmea?) so you can use the fishfinder function split screen on the 2010?

just a thought.
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Did you use an in-hull transducer or thru-hull?
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I did not interface the units. The sonar function from the 188 would not have taken place, only digital readouts [according to Garmin]. I will use the 188 as a stand alone fish finder.

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Just the other day I was checking out a friends new install of the Garmin 2010 and I was surprised that I could hardly see the screen because of the bright sunlight. The sun wasn't directly on the unit but under a t-top with the sun behind us.
Now just reading some of the other posts back here in the electronics forum, I wonder if my polorized glasses had something to do with it?
My friend has loaded the boat on the trailer and is headed back north so I can't get to check his out until I get back there too.
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Booby, you might have to adjust the backlight/contrast differently from direct sunlight to night time. Also if you have the unit tilted so that it directly faces the sun, some glare does exist [this is true with almost any flat screen]. Tilting the unit just slightly cures the problem. I have noticed that the brightness of the backlighting on the 2010 is not quite as striking as on the 188, [kind of like the difference between a 21" tv and a big screen].

That having been said, I have not had any trouble viewing the screen if I follow the above mentioned procedures. Yesterday I found three "humps" off the coast of Mobile in 130' of water, [from up here in Atlanta]. They showed up as being six feet higher than surrounding water. Probably large rocks. It will be interesting to see if I can actually find them once I get out there.I missed them entirely on the 188 screen.

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Thanks for the reply to my reply .
I only did a quick look at the 2010 but I was wondering about my polorized glasses.
My friend also loves the unit and says it is incredible.
I know what you mean about "direct" sun on flat screens.

Wish you the best with it all.........Booby

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What type of installation did you do for your transducer? I bought a 2010 Garmin and was thinking of the puck type mount where it's placed inside the boat hull and the signal goes through to fiberglass. What do you think? Vernon2
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and the 2010C was not a problem today.

went out and with my Plexi Glass Door Open or Closed, The Viewability was AWSOME!

Even with Polorized Sunglasses, it was BETTER!

Had Direct Sunlight on it today, and I gave it the POMF 2 TOUNGES UP!

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I use the 188 pictured as a stand alone fish finder. I have the standard transducer epoxied to the hull. It reads at speed very well.

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