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Electronics- Which do you have, prefer or wish you had?

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View Poll Results: Electronics - Which do you have, prefer or wish you had?
Garmin
23
35.38%
Furuno
11
16.92%
Humminbird
3
4.62%
Lowrance
8
12.31%
Raymarine
5
7.69%
Simrad
21
32.31%
Other
0
0%
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Electronics- Which do you have, prefer or wish you had?

Old 08-27-2014, 04:13 AM
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Electronics - Which do you have, prefer or wish you had?

This is a fair and impartial electronics evaluation poll
To let everyone know what boaters think of their electronics…

Please State:
I use mine Saltwater Inshore, Offshore or Both or Freshwater, Lakes or Rivers etc...
I have (MODEL) and it is setup with the following (list all other equipment)

Garmin
Furuno
Humminbird
Lowrance
Raymarine
Simrad
Other

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Some people are actually using their equipment in freshwater, I'm fishing at depths up to 1500' in freshwater with my Simrad (not Sinrad) gear.

It would be less work for me to list what from the Simrad catalog I don't have than what I have
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Originally Posted by abbor View Post
Some people are actually using their equipment in freshwater, I'm fishing at depths up to 1500' in freshwater with my Simrad (not Sinrad) gear.

It would be less work for me to list what from the Simrad catalog I don't have than what I have

oops I asked the moderator to change it, Thanks
and added;
Saltwater Inshore, Offshore or Both or Freshwater, lakes Rivers etc...

1500' freshwater Wow, I live in Florida and our lakes are mainly shallow...
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:08 AM
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Good thing it lets you multi-select. I have Simrad + Lowrance, fish every type of fish off Key Largo
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Old 08-27-2014, 10:22 AM
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Raymarine A78 - Fish near shore, Puget Sound, Freshwater lakes, and rivers in my 16' Arima.

Previous models Raymarine A70D, Lowrance HDS 5, and earlier model Lowrances. Radios - ICOM series, SH 2100 and Uniden.

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Future - Raymarine E7D networked, 418HD Radar, and upgraded navigational arch
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Not all on the same boat, but my current electronics are:
Lowrance Elite 4 HDI
Lowrance Elite 5 HDI
Lowrance HDS 5x Gen 1
Lowrance HDS 5 Gen 2
Lowrance HDS 8 Gen 1
Lowrance StructureScan HD module (LSS-2)
Lowrance StructureScan module (LSS-1)
Lowrance SonarHub module

Ducers:
HST-WSBL
83/200/455/800-HDI
HST- DFSBL
Airmar P66
Airmar TM150M
LSS-1
LSS-2

Freshwater mostly, and some inshore saltwater.
Future: Lowrance HDS Gen 3 (perhaps combined with Simrad NSS Evo2 depending on what functions and interface the next gen HDS comes with.)
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I am Chesapeake Bay and near coastal in the Mid-Atlantic

Just updated my electronics to Furuno this year due to wanting durability and longevity of support since I am on the water a lot and don't want downtime. May not have the latest and greatest stuff like structure scan but navigation and fish finding is very good and can be counted on.

Furuno TZT9 Navigation
Furuno 4kw 24" dome radar
Furuno GP1870F back up plotter/fishfinder
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2) Garmin 7212
Garmin 1204 xhd radar 12kw 4ft array
Gsd 26 with chirp 1k ducer

Love the system!
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Old 08-28-2014, 04:51 AM
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Simrad NSS8 Airmar B60, Use mine mostly inshore, some bottomfishing off shore, Also alot on the lake.
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I have Raymarine:
E120, E80
10K radar
1K shoot thru hull
1K wide beam in hull
DSM300
All of the pieces have been sent in for repair at some point.
I am going to update but due to functional obsolescence looks like I will be replacing everything.
Totally confused, stay with Raymarine, go to Simrad or Garmin.
Ft. Lauderdale boat show coming up, hopefully I can get some help sorting this out.
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