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Old 10-13-2011, 05:11 AM
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I fish in long island sound leaving out of niantic river, dose anywone know what would be a good gps/chartplotter for a 24 foot hydrasport cc? looking for a 7 or 8 inch screen that is not a hunck of junk, but dont want to spend over 1500 bucks. HELP Sorry, I need a fishfinder/chartplotter, not just a stand alone chartplotter.

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Old 10-13-2011, 05:40 AM
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Can't go wrong with a Lowrance HDS series plotter. The structure scan is awesome! Check out BOE electronics (site sponsor) for prices etc. You may also be able to find an older LCX model lowrance unit on Ebay/here.

You will find that gps/chart plotters are like noses, everyone here has got one, so be prepared for varying opinions on who makes the "good stuff". If you're serious about finding fish, I don't feel that there's a better value than then lowrance.
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Old 10-13-2011, 05:54 AM
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Garmin 740 hands down since you're looking for a stand-alone chartplotter
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NSS7 shoud fit your budget. Excellent fishfinder, very good plotter functionality and in a class by itself when it comes to user interface and user friendliness.
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Find the Garmin user interfaces better engineered than others.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by frugal boater View Post
Find the Garmin user interfaces better engineered than others.
Have you tried Simrad NSS?
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Old 10-15-2011, 11:04 AM
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Garmin 740S
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Old 10-16-2011, 12:10 PM
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HDS-8 should fit your bill.
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Old 10-16-2011, 07:11 PM
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another vote for the Simrad NSS7
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