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Old 08-22-2011, 06:06 PM
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i want a good reliable MFD that has awsome radar, great fishfinder, and super detailed charts. Under 6,000
Old 08-22-2011, 06:41 PM
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Originally Posted by wandoboater123 View Post
i want a good reliable MFD that has awsome radar, great fishfinder, and super detailed charts. Under 6,000
Don't we all...
Old 08-22-2011, 09:18 PM
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Garmin 740s... the only down side is the 7 inch screen. If Garmin made a 1040s or 1240s, that would be the shiznit!
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Originally Posted by Lemke View Post
Garmin 740s... the only down side is the 7 inch screen. If Garmin made a 1040s or 1240s, that would be the shiznit!
the touch screen dosent work when it gets wet
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This shows that it does!

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I would think your beyond the 740s with 6K, funny how this video comes up so much. I have heard Garmin fixed this issue and its not an issue anymore. I just bought a Simrad NSS7 (I was limited to 7") but through the research the models in your price range that most caught my eye when shopping were...

Simrad NSE's, GeoNav and Garmin....
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Don't we all...
LOL!!

Originally Posted by Lemke View Post
Garmin 740s... the only down side is the 7 inch screen. If Garmin made a 1040s or 1240s, that would be the shiznit!
For $6k, he can do a larger unit than the 740, go with a 4212 or something like that.


Originally Posted by wandoboater123 View Post
the touch screen dosent work when it gets wet
Yea, that's the ticket. LOL!!! I suggest you do some research or a quick search on how well the touchscreens work before saying that again.

Originally Posted by Grimmster View Post
I would think your beyond the 740s with 6K, funny how this video comes up so much. I have heard Garmin fixed this issue and its not an issue anymore. I just bought a Simrad NSS7 (I was limited to 7") but through the research the models in your price range that most caught my eye when shopping were...

Simrad NSE's, GeoNav and Garmin....
There never was an issue. Touchscreen is the shizzle, period.
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Toss the same question to Jim at BOE Marine. They have a forum on THT. You can check other THT threads - they give straight answers and have great prices. I go back to them whenever I need something.
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Originally Posted by John Malloy View Post

This shows that it doesn't. Which is it?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QGRpyrVHGg
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Originally Posted by Lemke View Post
Garmin 740s... the only down side is the 7 inch screen. If Garmin made a 1040s or 1240s, that would be the shiznit!
Alex Trebek: Contestant your selection

Contestant: Ill take Marine Electronics for $1000 Alex

Alex Trebek: Here is the Clue, If Garmin made a 10" or 12" touch screen unit, using the latest in seemless chart technology, and made it radar/sounder capable, what would the unit be called??

Contestant: What is the Garmin 7000 series?

Alex Trebek: Thats correct!

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awsome radar, great fishfinder, and super detailed charts
Sorry sports fans, none of that is garmin. But feel free to try again.
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Simrad NSE8 or NSE12. Look for a package with the FF, GPS antenna etc.
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After 4 years using Garmin (4208, 24HD), I just switched to Simrad (NSE8, Radar, Autopilot, Sonichub) and Furuno 585. NSE is a great machine and integration of components is superb.
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Read this before selecting Simrad - http://www.trawlerforum.com/forums/s...oat-18781.html

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