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Old 04-16-2018, 04:39 AM
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Hello, I have a 2000 25ft Pursuit WA and I would like to redo the console. I am not sure what combination of electronics would work best. Is there a product combination that anyone could recommend for a fishfinder, GPS, stereo? I live in Bermuda so it's not too important to have the chart plotter as there is only open ocean around the island. I would really just like a big screen on the panel that takes care of the rest of the gauges.

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:35 AM
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Hi. Garmin and Simrad both have units that will do what you are looking for. I like the Simrad EVO-3 series with the SonicHub-2. The screen will control the stereo and the it has an integrated chart plotter and sonar sounder. You would need a transducer also, depending on what you have now. You can hook your engines up to the gauges using nmea 2000. What depths are you fishing?
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Old 04-16-2018, 10:19 AM
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Thanks I didn't check the threads before asking this question - I see it's a popular topic especially the difference between the Simrad evo3 and the GO. I still don't really understand the difference between them and the S5100 either. Obviously there are knobs on one of them.

So would I need a stereo as well or would the EV03 take care of that. I think my old fusion is corroded along with the speakers so I want to replace everything. Of course if the evo3 does the stereo then that's all I need.

Off shore Bermuda it drops at the edge real fast to the thousands but you want to stay in 200-250 feet for the pelagics. There is some snapper fishing in the deeper water. I have an airmar in-hull at the moment I just am not that keen to drill a hole in the bottom for the thru-hull. I do however do not want to compromise the capabilities of a new evo3 with a sub par transducer. I have twin yamahas which I would also want to have hooked up to the evo3.

Why do people have multiple screens? I saw a picture on one of these threads where a guy had a huge evo3 and a small evo2. I guess if you want the screens dedicated and not spit?

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Old 04-17-2018, 01:02 PM
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We see multiple screens usually to avoid splitting one. Sometimes you see a smaller screen also for running the engine gauges or for it's sonar capabilities. For example an Evo 3 7" is $1300. If you needed dual channel chirp with an older Evo 2 system you could add a 7" screen for cheaper than a s5100 sonar module. For your fishing you want the widest cone available in the highest frequency. Airmar makes a fantastic high-wide element in a shoot thru hull. The M285hw. The totalscan transom mount is also fairly wide at a 20 degree cone angle.
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