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Old 08-29-2011, 11:04 AM
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anyone have any predictions or knows of what is to come for 2012. For furuno, raymarine..not so interested but what the heck..the e7 is stupid, and Garmin.

Im really interested in furuno and Garmin, im probably going to add either 2 12 inch navnet 3ds with 6kw 4 foot open array or 2 garmin 6212s with 404x HD radar or should i just wait, but i want to know what is coming out in 2012 and what you guys think about navnet vx2 or navnet 3D and garmin 6212
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Why is the e7 stupid?
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Originally Posted by VEE ATES View Post
Why is the e7 stupid?
way to small and garmin already has a 7 inch display just like it with out the ipad or iphone thing and without flir
my market is in big displays not small ones
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Gotcha, my market is small displays because big displays will not fit, the best feature I like about the e7 is able to see the screen clearly with my Costa's on, in direct sunlight. A must when i am in my tower. For that reason alone I have ordered two.
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Wando,
The boat shows are coming up and the manufacturers usually introduce new stuff either at the Ft. Lauderdale show (in October) or the Miami show (in February). I don't know why they wait for these two shows, but that seems to be what they do. So if you can wait until then, you might as well, but if you need something now just buy it and don't look back! Technology is always changing and I always have buyers remorse the day after I buy something, because something newer just came out! Good luck!
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Take a close look at the Simrad NSE 8 or 12
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The e7....

This was designed partially for the new crop of young boaters and fisherman...not the older crowd with larger boats etc.

But this was designed for the tech savvy young boater, in a 18' or so boat..and this could be excellent unit.

I have already seen a great deal of interest from several boat manufacturers looking into this unit for an instal as OEM for their 17' to 18' boats.

This will be a fun unit.

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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The e7....

This was designed partially for the new crop of young boaters and fisherman...not the older crowd with larger boats etc.

But this was designed for the tech savvy young boater, in a 18' or so boat..and this could be excellent unit.

I have already seen a great deal of interest from several boat manufacturers looking into this unit for an instal as OEM for their 17' to 18' boats.

This will be a fun unit.
I have to agree. I'm in the market for a unit and had not even heard of this unit until I read this post. Price is just a 'bit' high for me, but overall it looks to be a very nice unit. I like that it's got video input and bluetooth. I wish they'd offer android support.

This is a unit I've got to see. It's price isn't out of line with the garmin 7 series.

I was considering to go from an HDS5 to an HDS7. Maybe this is worth that extra step over an HDS7.
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Originally Posted by happyfirst View Post
I have to agree. I'm in the market for a unit and had not even heard of this unit until I read this post. Price is just a 'bit' high for me, but overall it looks to be a very nice unit. I like that it's got video input and bluetooth. I wish they'd offer android support.

This is a unit I've got to see. It's price isn't out of line with the garmin 7 series.

I was considering to go from an HDS5 to an HDS7. Maybe this is worth that extra step over an HDS7.
save yourself the issues that come with raymarine
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The e-7 will have some additional family members in the normal sizes fro 9 to 14 in the near future.
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Originally Posted by wandoboater123 View Post
save yourself the issues that come with raymarine
And what are those issues?
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And what are those issues?
used to have it and got rid of it. Always had issues when i would update software and would call them and they always come up with an excuse so that its not there fault... also the classic units were really confusing even for an electronics techy like me
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There is nothing confusing with the Classic units. Intuitive and fast user interface with a very logical structure. I was able to find all functions without reading the manual, maybe it's a user interface designed by engineers for engineers
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The Raymarine A series has an excellent track record...easy to use and a good sonar...and full generation removed from Raymarines older technology...as with all manufactures newer units solve older problems and issues.

I would not judge any current manufactures models by any difficulties they may have had with earlier generation models.
Manufactures do live and learn...that is why the marine electronics industry is fun to watch.

Anyone who maintains a prejudice because old problems with old systems of bygone years may not be the wiser fisherman.



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The new E7 is the first unit in a new series from Raymarine. I would anticipate that they will release new models with bigger screen sizes along with their CHIRP technology at the up coming boat shows.
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Does raymarine sonar have features similar to hds structurescan? or is it just a really good traditional fishfinder?
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As far as I know, Raymarine is not planning on releasing a fishfinder that has a structure scan type function but never say never.
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
The Raymarine A series has an excellent track record...easy to use and a good sonar...and full generation removed from Raymarines older technology...as with all manufactures newer units solve older problems and issues.

I would not judge any current manufactures models by any difficulties they may have had with earlier generation models.
Manufactures do live and learn...that is why the marine electronics industry is fun to watch.

Anyone who maintains a prejudice because old problems with old systems of bygone years may not be the wiser fisherman.



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9VVudNJaKk
i would be willing to try the widescreen series but not the classics if the e series wasnt so expensive for the widescreen

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