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Old 08-16-2011, 09:44 PM
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Default 10K hard earned dollars to spemd.

I have talked to several people over the last few months about the package for my boat. I am so confused because of all of the different info I have received.
Many have bad things to say about Garmin and Raymarine. I have Yet to here anything bad about Furuno, except that it is not as user friendly in operation.

I would really appreciate some opinions about the different manufactures and how I should go,

I will need:

2-MFD's (Small 9" is okay)
Sonar Module
24" HD dome Radar

10k is my budjet.

So:

-Garmin

-Raymarine

-Furuno (probably out of my budjet)

I am leaning towards Raymarine and looking at the new 7's to be released.

If you have time to interject some comments or opinions, I would appreciate it. Thank You.
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Is it goin on a skiff or a 61 Bayliss?
Old 08-16-2011, 10:18 PM
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I don't personally own any but have you looked at any of the standard horizon stuff? I have used them on a few of my friends boat and really like their units. I will be going with their CPF390i on my boat.
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I have the original Raymarine C120 with DSM 250, 1KW thru hull, and 4KW radome. I have not had one issue since day one (installed 9/04). The sounder is the best I have ever used, but the cartography leaves a bit to be desired. I would not hesitate to get another Raymarine system, but with the new chirp sonar I would have to seriously look at simrad NSE since I bottom fish so much.
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Originally Posted by 76 Stamas View Post
I have talked to several people over the last few months about the package for my boat. I am so confused because of all of the different info I have received.
Many have bad things to say about Garmin and Raymarine. I have Yet to here anything bad about Furuno, except that it is not as user friendly in operation.

I would really appreciate some opinions about the different manufactures and how I should go,

I will need:

2-MFD's (Small 9" is okay)
Sonar Module
24" HD dome Radar

10k is my budjet.

So:

-Garmin

-Raymarine

-Furuno (probably out of my budjet)

I am leaning towards Raymarine and looking at the new 7's to be released.

If you have time to interject some comments or opinions, I would appreciate it. Thank You.
Pair of the older Garmin 4210's, GSD 24 (out in 5 weeks) and GMR 24HD. You will also need an airmar B256 transducer, and if you need a new VHF pick up an Icom M504. Your looking at $6.5-7k cost for that setup.
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Take a look at the Standard Horizon units. They are great.
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Originally Posted by I'm on a boat View Post
Pair of the older Garmin 4210's, GSD 24 (out in 5 weeks) and GMR 24HD. You will also need an airmar B256 transducer, and if you need a new VHF pick up an Icom M504. Your looking at $6.5-7k cost for that setup.


I would not recommend the B256 for the GSD24 ...or any current sonar system for that matter as it is not a broadband transducer and is a discontinued unit.

Depending upon your fishing conditions and depths there are many excellent Airmar transducers available.

Where are you going to be fishing..how deep etc?
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
I would not recommend the B256 for the GSD24 ...or any current sonar system for that matter as it is not a broadband transducer and is a discontinued unit.

Depending upon your fishing conditions and depths there are many excellent Airmar transducers available.

Where are you going to be fishing..how deep etc?
Sorry. I keep doing that. Second time ive posted the wrong transducer model.

B-Two-Sixty-Five is what I meant to type. ;?
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Take a look at the Furuno navnet 3d. If you are looking for two 8 inch displays, the total package will cost you around $6k. With two 12 inch displays, it will be around 10k. Plus Furuno is running a rebate right now, so that will bring the cost down more. It's worth taking a look into. I've been happy with my navnet 3d system. It took a little time to learn the system, but Furuno has a bunch of instructional videos on their web site that really help. I don't think you will go wrong if you go Furuno.
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I have always gotten great advice from Jim at BOE and their prices are the lowest or they will match. Suggest you call Jim to get another view on what to buy.
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Originally Posted by I'm on a boat View Post
Sorry. I keep doing that. Second time ive posted the wrong transducer model.

B-Two-Sixty-Five is what I meant to type. ;?
Yes, it can be confusing...but even the B265 LH will not work with the GSD24.
The GSD24 is a upgraded tone pulse sonar and will work with all the other current Airmar tone pulse transducers..but not the CHIRP units.

The GSD 26 is the new CHIRP sonar that will be using the Airmar B265LH....and any other current CHIRP transducer such as the M260LH, B765LH ,B265LH, CM265 LH/LM, R209 LH/LM, R309 LH.


It is confusing at times with all the new model numbers and new systems.

Airmar CHIRP transducers:
http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...ansducers.html


Garmin GSD24 (Tone Pulse) :
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=86233

Garmin GSD26 (CHIRP) :
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=86234

http://www.panbo.com/archives/2011/0...r_w_chirp.html

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Thanks for all the replys and Info

I would really like the Hybrid MDF's

Also I Already purchased a B260, so I will be using that. Would like the Chip technology, but that will be next time.

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