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Old 06-06-2016, 04:31 PM
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Hey all, new here and first post. We just bought a Sea Hunt Escape 211 LE and need a GPS/depth finder unit for it. I was looking for any recommendations or ideas. We use the boat for mainly ICW riding, cruising and fishing and also Lakes around central NC. I'm open to any ideas and budget is under $1K. There is a Cabela's and a Bass Pro nearby so I plan to shop those soon.


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I would suggest the Simrad Go 7 XSE with the Total Scan transducer as a nice fit for your application
Old 06-07-2016, 08:31 AM
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I would look at The Dragon Fly Pro 7 by Raymarine. It is bundled with Navionics+ Chart. Great Value The discount extends to end of July. You will be able to update the chip and take advantage of many new updated lakes in North Carolina
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Originally Posted by jaws12 View Post
Hey all, new here and first post. We just bought a Sea Hunt Escape 211 LE and need a GPS/depth finder unit for it. I was looking for any recommendations or ideas. We use the boat for mainly ICW riding, cruising and fishing and also Lakes around central NC. I'm open to any ideas and budget is under $1K. There is a Cabela's and a Bass Pro nearby so I plan to shop those soon.


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You can visit Bass Pro, Cabelas, or even West Marine just to check out/play with the different units but I would recommend one of the site supporter/vendors to purchase from.

You'll save money, get better customer support, and they are always available here to answer questions and help out with getting the most from whatever unit you buy. (The guys behind the counter at the big stores don't compare to the guys here.)
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Ended up getting a Garmin echoMAP CHIRP 74DV. FIL bought it for me as a Christmas/bday/he wanted it too gift. Now to install it!!
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I have the unit installed and ran it yesterday down at the ICW. During install I noticed 2 wires coming from the power wire loom that were blue and brown I think. They are currently zip tied out of the way. From what I understand they can connect to NMEA devices? What could I connect these wires to? Also my Garmin has screens for engine info. Do I only need a cable to connect my F150 info to my Garmin? Any idea where these connections are? Thanks
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Originally Posted by jaws12 View Post
I have the unit installed and ran it yesterday down at the ICW. During install I noticed 2 wires coming from the power wire loom that were blue and brown I think. They are currently zip tied out of the way. From what I understand they can connect to NMEA devices? What could I connect these wires to? Also my Garmin has screens for engine info. Do I only need a cable to connect my F150 info to my Garmin? Any idea where these connections are? Thanks
Blue and brown are your NMEA 0183...
Brown in...blue out.

You have a NMEA 2000 port on the back of the unit...that is what can be used to connect to most engines.






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