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Old 11-06-2016, 07:53 PM
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Novice saltwater fisherman here with opinion question. Have new to me 2011 Key West 246 BR and want best, with under $1000 price GPS?Sonar for saltwater (Gulf and Keys mainly} as well as easiest to use? Any help?
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Start with Garmin and Simrad.

The Garmin echoMAP CHIRP and the Simrad Go series.
Old 11-07-2016, 05:23 AM
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Originally Posted by denbob4369 View Post
Novice saltwater fisherman here with opinion question. Have new to me 2011 Key West 246 BR and want best, with under $1000 price GPS?Sonar for saltwater (Gulf and Keys mainly} as well as easiest to use? Any help?
The best unit is the one that runs the map that you prefer to run and the one that provides the most map options for where you boat. Any unit you get is only as useful as the detail and information you can read on the screen you are staring at. If you get a Garmin, all you get is a single map option which is the Garmin map(s) Most users who run in shore conclude that Garmin has the worst worst map detail, the worst accuracy and the worst photos in the market. The bottom line - Look at all the map options and pick the map first - then select the unit. All of the new units are very similar in terms of their capabilities. What is not similar is the maps they can run and Garmin really stands out in this important area. Focus there to ensure you wont have buyer's remorse after actual use on the water as it is particularly important in the Keys and in all inshore FL areas.
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Simrad Go7 with Totalscan and a Navionics Chart for your area.
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Originally Posted by InternationalMarineBrian View Post
Simrad Go7 with Totalscan and a Navionics Chart for your area.
This is much bettter than Navionics:
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thank you very much. you seem to contradict, unless you are saying Garmin is bad maps inshore, but stands out offshore?
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I think the confusion surrounds the sentence "Garmin really stands out..." - I'm pretty sure Egret&Lab is talking about standing out in a negative way.
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Garmin and Furuno....

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