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Chartlotter / Fishfinder Combo Suggestion Pioneer 180 Sportfish

Old 08-20-2011, 10:35 AM
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Default Chartlotter / Fishfinder Combo Suggestion Pioneer 180 Sportfish

I am considering pulling the trigger on a Pioneer 180 Sportfish and I am looking for Chartplotter / Fishfiner Combo suggestions to be flush mounted on the console. The area for mounting is small, roughly 9.5" wide by 10.5" tall. I have attached a picture of the console to give the exact layout. Right now I am leaning towards either the Garmin 740s or 546s. Any other thoughts? Thanks in advance!!

Old 08-21-2011, 01:56 PM
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HDS 7 should fit with no problems, otherwise HDS 5.
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I like my Raymarine A70d I've got on my bay boat.
Old 08-21-2011, 03:39 PM
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I have the 546s. Pretty easy to learn, simple unit. You can add xm weather onto it. I'm a little disappointed in the redraw speeds, but I think this has original software on it and i plan on upgrading to the latest (7/2011) release soon. I also like the fact that you can run a 1KW sounder on it, although I question the unit's ability to utilize that power in a way that makes it worth the $700 investment. Whatever you end up with, good luck with it.
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Garmin 740S is very easy to use and great price for a touch screen.
Old 08-21-2011, 07:39 PM
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740s screen doesnt work if it gets wet, lowerance isnt that great anymore, raymarine is complicated, try looking at the garmin 4208, 546 is a standard unit with really slow redraw speeds
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I reccomend the garmin. I work with them everyday, very simple to operate. They make great combos that are reliable. I prefer no touch screen but thats user preference i think. Good luck with your decision

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