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Garmin combo units and trolling motors

Old 11-12-2016, 05:41 PM
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Are any of the Garmin plotter/sonar units compatible with Minn Kota Spot-Lock or Motorguide's equivalent?

I'm having a new alloy skinny water boat built and considering the Garmin 73sv or 73cv units for electronics. I would however love to be able to utilize spot-lock type technology with whatever new TM I decide on.

I'm also unclear if I can display engine data on the lower level Garmin units like the 2 mentioned above. Engine will be a Yamaha 200 VMax.

Old 11-12-2016, 08:06 PM
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For Motorguide look at Lowrance Elite-7 Ti, it can also show motor data. For Minn Kota you need a Humminbird, but the lower to mid tier models will not show motor data.
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Thanks for the info.

I was leaning towards a Garmin unit because I was excited about the Quickdraw feature and it's application in some areas I fish that range 3' - 30' of water, with essentially zero info on normal base mapping.

Sounds like I may have to prioritize the features I'd like and then consider all options. To date, I've always had Lowrance and I've been reasonably happy, but also just wanted to try something new.

I've got plenty of time to make a decision so sounds like more research is in order.

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