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Old 12-03-2017, 11:38 AM
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Boat is a Contender 28S. Can’t find anything on the internet for dual installation Garmin 7616xsv with a single transducer B175. Would prefer one thru hull bronze B175 and have both Garmin units share the information as a backup. We fish Key Largo and Bimini, so any B175 transducer configuration recommendations would be appreciated
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Old 12-03-2017, 11:46 AM
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For dual screens to share the data from one transducer would require the Garmin Marine network cable. For one transducer to cover you in the various for, I would say the b175m.
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Just connect the two MFDs together over NMEA 2000. Also there is no need to buy 2 xsv's Just buy one 7616xsv and one 7616. No need paying for 2 sonars. Once networked you'll be able to share the chart plotter or sonar between devices. Your single transducer will connect to the 7616xsv.
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
Just connect the two MFDs together over NMEA 2000. Also there is no need to buy 2 xsv's Just buy one 7616xsv and one 7616. No need paying for 2 sonars. Once networked you'll be able to share the chart plotter or sonar between devices. Your single transducer will connect to the 7616xsv.
NMEA 2000 will not share sonar.
The OP will need to use a ethernet cable (network) thru the network port
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Originally Posted by bobeast View Post
Just connect the two MFDs together over NMEA 2000. Also there is no need to buy 2 xsv's Just buy one 7616xsv and one 7616. No need paying for 2 sonars. Once networked you'll be able to share the chart plotter or sonar between devices. Your single transducer will connect to the 7616xsv.
This is incorrect. Please see my previous post.
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Old 12-04-2017, 04:59 AM
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I have a 7610xsv and a 7612 (not xsv). The xsv, obviously, is the sonar equipped machine. I saved money by not needing to buy the sonar equipped 7612. I networked them together with an ethernet cable (NOT NMEA2000) and I can see sonar on either screen now.

The only reason to spend the extra money on a second "xsv" machine, in your scenario, would be for a backup sonar.
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