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1040xs replacement

Old 05-30-2021, 09:03 AM
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Guru Gil, been in contact with Garmin as my mfd, with latest firmware, screen scrambles randomly at random intervals with voltages ranging from 12.2 to 14.4vdc. Solid connection to fuse block and reseated all connectors several times. Garmin has offered out of warranty replacement for for $588 which is reasonable. But, if Im forced to invest, I think Id rather spend the money and get into current models. Can you please recommend a path Gil?

Here is my setup and use case:
  • Boston Whaler 230 Vantage w/ Merc Verado 300
  • Garmin 1040xs w/ AIRMAR TRIDUCER P66
  • ICOM IC-M400BB > IC-HM-195 vhf connected to garmin via NMEA 0183 bus
  • SC1000 Speedo and Tach Gauges V7.0 with VessleView Mobile
  • Lenco Model 30072-001(5)REV:F 123 SC Control Box 123-LED Trim tabs
  • Fusion Stereo RA55
I am a cruiser not into fishing, use my boat more like a car in Clearwater Beach where the tides get pretty challenging. So want rock solid depth and navigation for night running. Want to use ActiveCaptain app for planning and transfer. Also would like to get my tabs and motor tilt connected and automated for optimum cruise trim.

And of course would like to do the lease amount of cutting.

I think the most pressing thing is the MFD decision, and can deal with the rest later.

Thanks for your advice and suggestion.


Old 05-30-2021, 11:03 AM
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1040xs is an outside size of 14.1x 9.3"

The least amount of adapting is with a 1242xsv keyed...$2199...outside size 14.1 x 8.9"

the least costly is the 1042xsv.....$1499..and an outside size of 12.5 x 7.3"


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