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Old 02-25-2015, 05:44 PM
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Default Just purchased a 2003 Triton 2985 CC, needs electronics!

Current electronics

- Furuno 587 with a 525STID-PWD transducer
- Furuno GP-1650W - Screens shot, it's got to go (way too small anyway. I guess if I could get the screen fixed cheaply it's a decent backup unit)
- ICOM IC-M422

- Fish coastal waters out to 60 or so miles and to a depth of probably very rarely over 300.
- I have a good bit of dash real estate. I'm guessing even with the 587 a couple of 12-15" displays would fit easily.
- New transducer for the 587 and sideview can be transom or through hull (assuming I have the space).
- Would like to try to stay south of 10k total.
- I have no brand loyalty, just looking for what best fits my needs.
- I love well done usability. However, I'm a complete techie and don't mind having extra power while losing ease of use.

- Sonar - The 587 is nice, I'm assuming I should keep it. It's mounted too close to the compass making the compass typically off by 20 or so degrees but I'll fix that. Is that transducer adequate? Should I go with a better ducer? Is there a chirp option? (only got the boat 4 days ago so I'm ramping up a big learning curve still)

- Side scan - Really want this feature (or even panoptics).
- Chartplotter/maps - just need good ones, the Furuno nav 3d stuff looks great, not a must have.
- Radar - 24+ miles. Need it for pre dawn post sunset runs out to the ledge. Storm avoidance. Really would like to be able to find birds. Plenty of room on the t-top. Probably fit a 48" array without issue.
- Dual displays is very nice and I like the redundancy (though in most cases my iPad should get me home, it has before).
- Auto Pilot. A nice to have, not sure I'm adding it to this round.
- Additional radio. I'd like to add a second radio for redundancy.
- Whatever support gear needed for the system.

Suggestions?
Old 02-25-2015, 07:46 PM
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My choice would be:

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No matter what unit your looking at I would go for the B175 CHW. It is by far the best transducer at your depths

For touch screen go with the new Garmin 7600 series

For touch button Hybrid go with the Lowrance HDSGen3

both have there version of Down Vu Side Vu and Down Scan Structure Scan

Both have CHIRP Garmin with dual band Chirp and Lowrance is single band Chirp

Both are pinch to zoom
Lowrance has buttons if your hands are wet or fishy

Garmin has built in G2 Cartography and can upgrade to G2 Vision charts

Lowrance has Insight maps and can upgrade to Navionics

Radar is 6 on 1 half a dozen on the other.


Between the 2 brands and models its really a matter of which user interface you like more .
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I need to go play with both. I like the idea of touch button hybrid but I'm not certain it's needed. I thought my head was going to explode trying to pick out a boat! Now I'm into what I really love, tech toys.
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Default Dual band chirp

Originally Posted by BoemarineBrian View Post
No matter what unit your looking at I would go for the B175 CHW. It is by far the best transducer at your depths

For touch screen go with the new Garmin 7600 series

For touch button Hybrid go with the Lowrance HDSGen3

both have there version of Down Vu Side Vu and Down Scan Structure Scan

Both have CHIRP Garmin with dual band Chirp and Lowrance is single band Chirp

Both are pinch to zoom
Lowrance has buttons if your hands are wet or fishy

Garmin has built in G2 Cartography and can upgrade to G2 Vision charts

Lowrance has Insight maps and can upgrade to Navionics

Radar is 6 on 1 half a dozen on the other.


Between the 2 brands and models its really a matter of which user interface you like more .
Brian
For dual band chirp would you you recommend a B175CHW/B175CL combination over a PM265 L-H or GT51/B175 L combination for fishing full range of water depths? Are the connectors available to accomplish the first 2 options with a 7612?

Thanks

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