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Old 09-26-2014, 03:15 PM
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I am setting my dash up and was wondering do the 4212 and 7212 use the same size cut out hole?

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http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GP...2_7212_FMT.pdf


http://static.garmincdn.com/pumac/GP...t_Template.pdf
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Thanks so it's very close. Is there a big difference between the 7212 and 4212? Guess my question, is it worth it to upgrade?
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post
Thanks so it's very close. Is there a big difference between the 7212 and 4212? Guess my question, is it worth it to upgrade?
Depends on your needs and uses.

The 7212 besides being touch has 5000 waypoints vs 1500 on the 4212
The 7212 also can use Fusion Lync and Meteor Audio.


And if you are buying new of course you will have warranty.

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I thought the 7212 required an external antenna ? Am I wrong ?
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It looks like I will probably just stick with the 4212. Does not really seems like it's worth the extra money, and the 8212 are crazy money! Plan is to have two 4212's side by side and use one for sonar and the other for the rest.
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Originally Posted by Sneaky Snooker View Post
I thought the 7212 required an external antenna ? Am I wrong ?
Your correct.. ..an external antenna...
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Your correct.. ..an external antenna...
Thank you sir
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The 7212 is touchscreen, much faster than the 4212, and has new audio integration and of course more storage.

If you are buying new stay away from both, the 1040xs might be a great solution for you with integrated GPS, downvu and chirp built in. Both the 4212 and 7212 are dead ends right now and require black boxes for sonar and external GPS antennas. So if budget minded with a desire for the latest and greatest features go 1040xs. State of the art machine.

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Yeah I already have a 4212, so I will probably just pick up another one. And get the gsd 26, and call it a day
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post
Yeah I already have a 4212, so I will probably just pick up another one. And get the gsd 26, and call it a day
Why not just add the 1040 to your 4212, more cost effective with a lot more features ? The 1040xs is the same price as the GSD26 alone, and you get downvu?

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Garmin has chaged some frames
lots of the same model numbers wont fit into the same holes
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Is the 1040 as good of a sonar as the gsd 26?
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Originally Posted by coastalfiberglass View Post
Is the 1040 as good of a sonar as the gsd 26?
the GSD26 is a chirp sonar with power from 10-3000 watts, a truly professional sonar box.

The 1040xs has chirp with up to 600 watts , but also sidevu and downvu with a much better resolution screen on the 1040 than the 4212.

So unless you are fishing really deep water the 1040xs will be just fine with all sorts of other capabilities the 4212 just will never have with a much better display and refresh rates.

Maybe some of the vendor experts will address this question, I do not have a GSD26, I have a GSD24, as the difference in price for the depth water I fish just didn't take me to the $2,000 level for the GSD26 and expensive transducer additions. I have an 8212 next to a 5212, changed out one of the 5212's this year to an 8212 as I wanted to move forward and add the GVC10 with downvu and sidevu. The 5000 and 4000 MFD's just do not work with the GVC10 so that is why I went to the 8212. My radar is also so much better with the 8000 as would be the1040xs compared to the 4212.

So now I can have multiple sonar displays with the GSD24 and GVC10 on the same machine the 8212, the 4000 and 5000 MFD's will never dream of that ability.


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Yeah, I want to be able to use sonar in deep water. I have always been happy with my 4212 the only issue is the refresh rates are a bit slow. But not a deal killer by any means. I will probably just go with the gsd 26 and another 4212. Thanks for the info! Also I just plan on using one screen for sonar and the other for the rest

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