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Old 08-30-2014, 01:02 PM
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I have been looking at fishfinder/gps combos and had made up my mind to buy a Garmin EchoMap 70dv until I discussed it with my marine mechanic. He told me that Garmin is having lots of condensation problems with their units. What is the word on the street about these problems?

At my mechanic's suggestion I purchased a Humminbird 959 ci hd di and after it was installed and I got to play with it, I realize I made a big mistake. The bird has a super sharp screen, the down imaging is great and is crazy fast but I just don't like the way it processes tracks. I am considering selling it, at a loss, and going with my first choice of the Garmin.

I would appreciate some input about the condensation issue.

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Was the problem only with touchscreens, or all new Garmins?
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Originally Posted by ccm71118 View Post
I have been looking at fishfinder/gps combos and had made up my mind to buy a Garmin EchoMap 70dv until I discussed it with my marine mechanic. He told me that Garmin is having lots of condensation problems with their units. What is the word on the street about these problems?


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"Lots of condensation problems with their units"...?

I have not heard or seen of any condensation issues on the Echo or xs series units.......and if you Google it ...no reports from any of the other forums either.

This is a non issue in my opinion.

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We have not seen one.
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Just about new unit has a sealed glass screen. In other words, no room for condensation. I would recommend swapping out units and mechanics.
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We haven't heard of one problem with condensation on any Garmin units. Nothing but positive feedback.
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Shouldn't recommending humminbird pretty much null and void any credibility?
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Originally Posted by lakemonster1 View Post
Shouldn't recommending humminbird pretty much null and void any credibility?

lol true
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Actually a humminbirds 360* sonar is damn sweet!
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Actually a humminbirds 360* sonar is damn sweet!
Yes..a very good unit.. .

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