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Old 12-17-2002, 08:03 PM
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Default fishfinder/chartplotter combo or seperate?

How does everyone feel about the combo units if you have enough room for both should you buy 2 units or do todays units features interact, and help improve the functions( one unit I saw not for sure on brand but once you find the fish you just take the cursor and click on the fish and it adds a Gps mark). I do understand that if the unit goes down of course now you have none but what other downsides are there? Which brand is more user friendly and gives you the most features.
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Old 12-17-2002, 09:06 PM
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Got the space, get both. No dividing up a smallish screen. Mabye one combo and one chart plotter or one 10" screen unit?

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Old 12-17-2002, 10:58 PM
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Default fishfinder/chartplotter combo or seperate?

I have been using a Simrad machine and in the high end brands you can save big money buying a combo unit over separates and you get the exact same functionality. Only downside is if you want chart & ff simultaneous you do it split screen or toggle between full screens. I guess if you have the room and the money get separates. I like the combo unit-only one machine to learn is a plus too.

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Old 12-18-2002, 05:47 AM
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Default fishfinder/chartplotter combo or seperate?

I have the furuno 1850DGPS and like the unit. Split screen is big enough for me and space constraints made this the best choice for me.
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Old 12-18-2002, 08:46 AM
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Default fishfinder/chartplotter combo or seperate?

I have a combo Chartplotter / Radar and love it, it does overlay so I put the radar right ontop of the chart. BUT, I don't think I would like to combo the "fishfinder and the chartplotter". I like having them separate.

As above mentioned, not only is fitting them important, also, how many potato's are ya willing to squeeze out of the leather?? Something to think about.

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Old 12-18-2002, 06:06 PM
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Default fishfinder/chartplotter combo or seperate?

If you fish, don't complicate the fishfinders job.
Also, I like to have a backup navigation system, a stand alone unit. (no 2nd chances 60 mi off shore)
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