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Old 04-19-2007, 09:35 PM
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I need some help ..................mind boggled

I spent too much on a new boat and need to come up with a simple reliable electronics setup for under 3.5k


rigging a 23 CC hardtop with surface mount electronics, will be fishing the Gulf of Mexico for reef fish mostly, out to 20-30 miles, transom mount transducer.
in the future maybe some distant trips to troll for mahi and wahoo furthur offshore....60-70 mile


What is the best bet for sticking with my budget and getting reliable equipment ?










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Old 04-19-2007, 09:39 PM
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talked to jim at BOE marine, he can set you up
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:55 PM
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Or talk to Bob at ACF Marine. He'll hook you up too.

I can hook you up with a Garmin 10" GPS, Sounder module, Weather receiver, Network port expander, Transducer, and a 2KW radar antenna for less than 3.5K

Let me know if you are interested.
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Old 04-19-2007, 09:58 PM
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Actually, I can probably get the 4KW GMR-18 in there for under 3.5K
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:01 PM
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Plenty out there in that price range. Big factor would be to get a system that is expandable so that you can add or upgrade at a later date (for instance add radar later if you do not need it now). I would also go with a shoot thru the hull transducer rather than a transom mount
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:04 PM
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If you do shoot thru I would reccomend a 1kw unit.
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:19 PM
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BlueHurricane - 4/19/2007 10:04 PM

If you do shoot thru I would reccomend a 1kw unit.
Good point and that may break the budget, I have just found that transom mounts usually dont't hold or get fouled often
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Old 04-19-2007, 10:42 PM
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Shoot thru won't work on a metal boat. The transom mounted P66 is your best option.
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Old 04-20-2007, 12:01 AM
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yachtjim - 4/19/2007 10:42 PM

Shoot thru won't work on a metal boat. The transom mounted P66 is your best option.
Obviously Jim is correct - Did not know it was an aluminum boat
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Old 04-20-2007, 07:10 AM
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There are many options to go with. What all are you looking for in your budget. There is great pricing available right now on a couple manufacturers and also some good rebates.
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Old 04-20-2007, 11:47 AM
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Nat-

I just rigged my Cape Horn about a month ago and here's the cost:

Garmin 3210 bundle (XM weather module, GSD22, network bundle) $2250
Jensen CD/stereo $120
JBL 6 1/2 speakers $80
ICOM 304 VHF $140
Shakespeare 8' Antenna $120
1KW Transducer $700

$3400 approx not including tax & install but you could save quite a bit on a cheaper transducer which I went high end on.

I went higher end on the GPS/Fish Finder/Transducer and middle of the road on the stereo & VHF> It's a great package for what I need fishing in the Gulf 10-80NM out. I went with Garmin because I had one of their units prior and had good luck with it & for ease of use!
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Old 04-21-2007, 04:23 AM
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Yep, Garmin 3210 network bundle now that the 4 and 5000 series are out. They are a lot cheaper now than I paid for mine just 6 months ago.
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