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choice assistance ? Garmin /Simrad

Old 11-30-2017, 09:57 AM
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Default choice assistance ? Garmin /Simrad

im from the southern Caribbean and im looking at purchasing either the

Simrad GO9 XSE Chartplotter/Fishfinder w/TotalScan Transducer [000-13212-001]

Garmin 010-01875-00 Striker Plus 9SV with CV52HW-TM transducer, 9 inches


im not to verse as to what to be looking for and will like some simple pointers as to what to look for..

purpose, simple fishing trips to mark way points and spots, with map of southern Caribbean

and track back on route.

vessel 32ft offshore cc seevee
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:07 AM
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How deep do you fish and for what species (bottom fish or suspended fish?)

I personally like the fishfinder of the garmin better for where I fish and am not a fan of the total scan transducer. The GT52HW is very good for suspended fish in the less than 120' of water I fish. (probably not the best for bottom fishing though)

I like the Simrad plotter better with the navionics charts.

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Old 11-30-2017, 10:16 AM
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Either of those are good units. It comes down to what works best for you and your brain.
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Old 11-30-2017, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by MrRay View Post
im from the southern Caribbean and im looking at purchasing either the

Simrad GO9 XSE Chartplotter/Fishfinder w/TotalScan Transducer [000-13212-001]

Garmin 010-01875-00 Striker Plus 9SV with CV52HW-TM transducer, 9 inches






The cv51 is 9"...but the cv52 is 6"..so a bit easier to manage.
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Old 11-30-2017, 06:18 PM
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You can't really go wrong with either, but I might would recommend the Simrad as an all around great package. As stated above, the chart plotter on the Simrad using the navionics charts is a great presentation along with the sonar capabilities. Plus on the charts you not only get the navigational charts, but also the sonar charts which are the 1ft contours charts for fishing. Pretty good package overall. Again though, you can't go wrong either way. Hope this helps. Tight lines and safe travels.

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im fishing in about 40 to 120ft of water normally, for snappers... however their are a few deep wrecks further out that i will like to explore at about 250ft.

im considering the simrad, but i not sure how reliable the touch screen is, with regards to moist fingers , direct sunlight (fading of the pixels on the screen)

any fisher folk have the Simrad Go9 set up or a similar simrad set up?
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