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Man all this new technology is making my head hurt!!

I thought I knew exactly what I wanted with two Garmin 7212s GSD 26 and a 1k thru hull transducer. After speaking to Brian with BOE, very knowledgeable by the way, He got me thinking about dual tranducers and going with a pair of 1040xs for the Chirp aspect.

We fish anywhere from 70 foot for the bottom creatures to 2000 foot for daytime swords.

If anyone out there has made a similair comparision I am all open to suggestions.
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What boat size?
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With a 27' boat a B175 pair is a better choice than B265 or B275.

My recommendation is B175H-W and B175L.

For your deep daytime swordfishing GSD26 is a safer choise than the 1040xs sounder. GSD26 has higher output power, adjustable pulse lengths and also some other useful functions which Garmin 1-channel CHIRP is lacking.
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Wait until after the Ft. Lauderdale show to make your decision. Just one month away.
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Originally Posted by lingcod View Post
Wait until after the Ft. Lauderdale show to make your decision. Just one month away.
I guess you know something?????
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First get charts. And learn how to use them.
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Originally Posted by JimPend View Post
First get charts. And learn how to use them.
great response, thanks for all your help on my thread!
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Originally Posted by DawgDr View Post
I guess you know something?????
No, but see this: http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...oming-out.html

I'm looking for similar size and functionality as you are. In my case, if they do announce new products that are compelling but don't ship until February-ish, that's fine since we don't fish much in the winter around here.

Thought I'd mention it because it looks like your boat is still in the queue.
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Originally Posted by lingcod View Post
No, but see this: http://www.thehulltruth.com/marine-e...oming-out.html

I'm looking for similar size and functionality as you are. In my case, if they do announce new products that are compelling but don't ship until February-ish, that's fine since we don't fish much in the winter around here.

Thought I'd mention it because it looks like your boat is still in the queue.
I am wiling to wait just to see if I can get dual Chirp frequency to avoid one of the big holes in my hull
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Originally Posted by JimPend View Post
First get charts. And learn how to use them.
Yup! Those charts sure do show fish on the bottom great!
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I went with the two 7212's and gsd 26. The 1040x is only 600 watts and you don't get the total redundancy that you get with the 7212's. I glassed in a 265 and have a great dual band traditional sonar and dual chirp. I wanted touch screens over buttons and I have bigger screens. The cost is more but not as much as it was.
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Originally Posted by DawgDr View Post
I am wiling to wait just to see if I can get dual Chirp frequency to avoid one of the big holes in my hull
I don't expect to see dual channel CHIRP in the new Garmin units, multichannel CHIRP probably means 2D CHIRP plus scanning CHIRP
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There is always a major boat show where new marine electronics is presented within three months, and then the new units will start to ship 3-9 months after the presentation.

Buy the best system for you available when you need a new system, unless you will always be waiting
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Went through this on our boat and ended up going with a GDS-26 and B175H-W and B175L. transducers. Been happy with the set-up.
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If you a deep dropping / day timing for swordfish I would go with The GSD26 with a 265LH transducer. The GSD26 is in fact CHIRP and will do better than the 1040xs in those depths. If you were staying in closer I would go with the set of 1040 but not with what you are trying to accomplish. I have the 8000 with the GSD for this exact reason and it works flawlessly. Mike

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I am wiling to wait just to see if I can get dual Chirp frequency to avoid one of the big holes in my hull
Many of the very knowledgeable guys on here are strongly biased due to some degree of affiliation with a given manufacturer, so consider their kind opinions (for which I am grateful) with a few grains of precipitate.

Of course with electronics most releases are just incremental evolution (e.g., iPhone 5 to 5s), but sometimes there are more substantial jumps (iPhone 5 to 6), which is what I believe will be the case with Garmin at Ft. Lauderdale. Garmin is smart--they strive for late mover advantage.

If you absolutely must have equipment right now and will use it heavily this winter, then get what's on the shelf. But I have a feeling you're the type of guy that will delay instant gratification in exchange for something worth waiting for.
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I can speak for myself And will tell you I am not pushing one electronics manufacturer over another. I like Garmin for ease of use and support. I also like Simrad as well. I think they have an awesome product line up. Furuno touch is also great stuff. I do like the new Raymarine but feel their support is lacking at times. So with all of that said I try my best to recommend what fits the user and their specific situation, desires, budget, and existing equipment.

As far as transducers I don't think you will see any released at the upcoming shows. I will ask and get back here later today.
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Originally Posted by lingcod View Post
Many of the very knowledgeable guys on here are strongly biased due to some degree of affiliation with a given manufacturer, so consider their kind opinions (for which I am grateful) with a few grains of precipitate.

Of course with electronics most releases are just incremental evolution (e.g., iPhone 5 to 5s), but sometimes there are more substantial jumps (iPhone 5 to 6), which is what I believe will be the case with Garmin at Ft. Lauderdale. Garmin is smart--they strive for late mover advantage.

If you absolutely must have equipment right now and will use it heavily this winter, then get what's on the shelf. But I have a feeling you're the type of guy that will delay instant gratification in exchange for something worth waiting for.
In this thread the only brand discussed is Garmin so I don't understand how the opinions could be biased. The question is 1 channel CHIRP vs two channel CHIRP from Garmin, and my clear recommendation for OP is two channel.
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Bias need not apply only to brand.

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