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Old 07-15-2014, 05:48 PM
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Looking for the best in sonar range and GPS for about 1500$ including as powerful as possible transducer. I am open to everything but lowerance due to the issues with my current unit and the external GPS. Also due to after sometime it's hard to get service for older units. Any advice would be helpful
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The Garmin 840xs is a great unit. Has a CHiRP ff built in. You could use a B150m with great results in HI, however, we typically ship 1kw ducers out there. The b175m would be a great ducer but it costs almost as much as the unit!

Here is a link to the unit
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I would take Jim's advice, the 840xs is a nice unit, you can add GCV10 in the future to get side scan, but definitely spend the money on the transducer. It will make the system shine. Especially if you are fishing at any depth.

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