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Old 04-28-2008, 05:13 PM
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I have a garmin 4028 and i like it, im thinking about networking it to some sonar. What do you feel about garmin and there network as far as sonar and fishfinding is concerned. Im also thinking about adding a sonar/chartplotter in one instead to add some redundency any comments would be great.
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You could try the Garmin GSD22 black box with a nifty 1KW xducer. It should plug in to your existing unit and display the sonar data on it.
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High end: Furuno. Mid Range: Lowrance. Bargain: Eagle.

Garmin makes fine electronics but has only sold junk FFs, IMO, in the past. However, it would be nice to try the GSD 22 digital if it will operate with your current head unit.
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I think he means "4208".
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Time to give Garmin Tech Support a call.
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I perfer furuno , I have lots of lowrance , I own a many gps but wont own a garmin sounder , , if you are looking for just depth they are fine but if you trying to find fish any other brand would be a up grade , I have a old eagle that would blow the socks off any garmin i have seen

AS far as the new digital I have a friend that has them but I have not used it enough to give it a fair shake and its really hard to find some one around here with a garmin depth sounder to see how the new ones stack up ,

most fisherman use lowrance or furuno and ray marine around these parts good luck
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Furuno, Period!
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I've got both the GSD 22 hooked up to my 4212 and a Furuno 585. 600kw ducers on both.

Hands down, Furuno makes the better FF. Garmin takes the prize for chartplotters IMHO.
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I Have a Furuno 585 and an M260 and am extremely impressed with this setup. Give Jim at BOE a call and he will be able to ACCURATELY quantify some of the differences between the units and you will also be able to get a great price.
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If you're considering Lowrance you can go to their site and download a simulator for any of their units to see and play with them in the comfort of your own home. I've been learning my 520c withthe simulator and it mimicks the unit perfectly.

I'm pretty happy with the 520c for the price. It's not a bad unit.

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