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Old 02-28-2015, 07:20 AM
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Thanks to some thieves that stole my DSM300 sounder, autopilot computer and seatalk HS network switch, the rest of my Raymarine equipment became useless to me - pair of E120s, ST8002 AP control head, and Raymarine 4' open array radar. But thanks to my awesome insurance company (Charter Lakes) they have covered a complete replacement of everything, so now looking at new sounders, radar, 12" screens, APs, etc.

Think I'm going to go with all Garmin. Here's my list right now so give me your thoughts. Pair of Garmin 6212s, Garmin GHP10 AP, new pump, Garmin GSD24 sounder (will be connected to my existing airmar M260) and Garmin GMR24xHD 24" dome radar.

Leaning to the 6212s as I didn't care too much for the touchscreens on my last boat (lowrance stuff) and really like buttons-LOL! Still debating CHIRP, but not sure I want to replace my xducer at this time.

Thoughts or anything I'm missing? Also, posted my remaining raymarine equipment in classifieds in case anyone can use any of it to complete/fix their system.
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Definitely check out the 7612xsv has a built in 1kw chirp sounder.
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Why wouldn't you stay with Raymarine and if you don't want touch screen look at the C-series, although the E-series is a hybrid (both)?
The 62xx series is here today but knowing how much garmin is switching up their line up, for how long? Those 62xx series are fairly basic units and their GPS is slower than the newer model Garmins. You could look into the 7612xsv and get the GRID which would give you both touchscreen and button capabilities, and have one awesome sonar built in - no black box to steal or external GPS antenna (of course that will depend on your application). yeah the 7612 is more but for the little bit of difference in price your getting a whole new world of technology and they aren't even comparable.
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I second the vote for the 7612xsv units. If money is the driving factor to not replace the transducer you may find that because these units have lots of the good stuff built in you will save on some other items. Also you can save a bunch if you go with the 10" units. They do not have the buttons you were looking for but because the have wifi you can get a remote to work the units if you like buttons.

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That sucks...

I just went through the same thing in MD. They got two Furuno 582L's, a Garmin 192c and a Garmin 2010c plus a whole bunch of other things. Used a crowbar and hammer to break through my door.

I went the route of a single Garmin 7610xsv and a new B175C-HW. I felt the same way about buttons Vs Touch. I looked hard at the Garmin 1040 to have buttons but ultimately decided on touch screen. I use my iPad on the boat all the time so hopefully this translates to touch screen on the FF/GPS.

In my case though I'm never off shore and not rocking / rolling in bad weather. I fish a lot and have dirty hands all the time but cleaning buttons Vs flat screen....all the same IMHO. We shall see!

All in all, I de-clutter my helm area, get a way more sensitive transducer + chirp and update across the board. I also have an easy path forward if my old Furuno radar ever quits. (love that machine!)
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The thieves will like Garmin on their next visit. They say thanks for the thoughts...
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Originally Posted by mahimahi99 View Post
Why wouldn't you stay with Raymarine and if you don't want touch screen look at the C-series, although the E-series is a hybrid (both)?
The 62xx series is here today but knowing how much garmin is switching up their line up, for how long? Those 62xx series are fairly basic units and their GPS is slower than the newer model Garmins. You could look into the 7612xsv and get the GRID which would give you both touchscreen and button capabilities, and have one awesome sonar built in - no black box to steal or external GPS antenna (of course that will depend on your application). yeah the 7612 is more but for the little bit of difference in price your getting a whole new world of technology and they aren't even comparable.
Used the raymarine e-series on a friends boat and really didn't like it. Another friend has the 6212 and compared to my old E120s (I know not a fair comparison), it was already night and day difference so figured the 6212 would be great at this time. Changing out the xducer is going to be a pain on this boat due to a very small access point to the bilge area, which is primary reason for opting for GSD24 sounder and not Chirp. I will look more at the 7612xsv today-I had looked at the 7612 (just chartplotter). Thanks for the info
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Originally Posted by gerg View Post
The thieves will like Garmin on their next visit. They say thanks for the thoughts...
LOL-at least it will be different thieves next time-this crew got arrested hitting another house but no luck in finding stolen items. There will be some security upgrades to our boat lift area too. Kept numerous boats behind our canal house for 20 plus years, and 1st time this happened. Learned a lot of painful lessons too like have the serial numbers of all the devices, not just the screens, actually lock the console door, etc. Actually having a lockable bar added that will cross the console door so it can't be opened easily.
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If you don't like touch, go Simrad. They have a great hybrid interface. I wouldn't go for a 6212. Garmin is not supporting any of their new gear on it. You are buying stuff that is already not compatible with current Garmin technology. You can look at the 1040xs, but you will be stretching its capability with everything you are doing with it. Garmin doesn't have a great non-touch solution right now.
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Limited in non touch selections from Garmin would have me recommending Simrad to you with the hybrid interface.
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Go Furuno
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I would look at the Raymarine a128 cp370 and reuse the 4' radar (assuming that the array is the digital interface. With the a128 you can mount the transducer to the transom to get the CHIRP plus down vision. The autopilot would be the Raymarine evo200 and reuse the pump that you currently have.
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Thanks for all the replys-been looking at the Simrad line and searching this site trying to get apple to apples comparisons. Starting to slowly reconsider touchscreens again-guess I'll go play with some tomorrow again. Thanks for the info!
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Just call semperfifishing on the forum or e-mail him and take his advise and also you can order from him. Garmin has some new stuff about to be released.
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Thanks for all the info. Going to stay with garmin but still debating the touch/buttons in my head, so yet to pick the display. Did add the GXM52 XM weather to the list as well as the Fusion BB300R to the list.

On the xducer, is the existing in hull M260 usually pulled and the thru hull B265LH Chirp xducer put in its place, or is a different location usually tried and the M260 left? Like I said before, limited access to the hull thru a 11x16 hatch and the area is cluttered with 2 thru hull livewell pumps, raw water wash pump and fresh water pump, and of course the M260

Thanks for all the info!
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I was a button guy too. I had 2 E80's. I had a Garmin on 2 other boats and loved them so I decided to replace Raymarine with Garmin. I was also having tons of DSM300 issues. I bought 2 Garmin 5212, GSD24, GMR18hD, existing B164 ducer, and existing TR-1 autopilot. I love the touch screens now. I did the upgrade 2 years ago and while it is a huge improvement over the Raymarine, I wish I would have opted for the faster processors of the higher end models. I also bought the g2 Vision card. I bought a one year old used card for $75. Totally worth it.
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I am not sure if you are aware or if it helps you but we have a theft benefit available if you are interested. It is posted as a sticky in the classified section. We have helped a few unfortunate guys here already.

International Marine would like to extend a helping hand to members of THT that have had equipment stolen from their boat. With a valid and current police report, International Marine will sell electronics, equipment, accessories, and anything else you need to replace at our dead cost. We are limiting this to UNINSURED members, and items that does not meet the members deductable. For any member that want to bring their boat in after such an event, we will also offer a shop rate of $50 per hour (normally $125) for installation. Please contact us for details. We hope no one has to take us up on the offer, but unfortunately a few members will.
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That's a great gesture Mike. This site is made better by people like you. I hope I never need that benefit, but will look towards you for other items in the future
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineMike View Post
I am not sure if you are aware or if it helps you but we have a theft benefit available if you are interested. It is posted as a sticky in the classified section. We have helped a few unfortunate guys here already.

International Marine would like to extend a helping hand to members of THT that have had equipment stolen from their boat. With a valid and current police report, International Marine will sell electronics, equipment, accessories, and anything else you need to replace at our dead cost. We are limiting this to UNINSURED members, and items that does not meet the members deductable. For any member that want to bring their boat in after such an event, we will also offer a shop rate of $50 per hour (normally $125) for installation. Please contact us for details. We hope no one has to take us up on the offer, but unfortunately a few members will.
Thank you very much for the offer. Fortunately, my insurance company has picked up the entire replacement. Thanks again!
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No problem. I am glad you are taken care of. That is the purpose of what we are doing. Sometimes it is not about money or making a sale.

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