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GP-1871F - First impressions

Old 06-10-2018, 07:43 AM
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Ordered this unit from Gil last week to replace a 12 year old Furuno FCV-620 which had crapped out on me. Bought it to use primarily as a fish-finder but also as a back up chart-plotter. Install was easy. Got offshore yesterday and couldn't be happier with the performance. Great picture and resolution and picked up definition much better than my old FCV-620. Using my same 525ST-PWD transom mount transducer. Only have one concern, the temperature isn't displaying. Gil, any suggestions?
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Old 06-11-2018, 10:03 AM
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Have you selected your temp source?
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Old 06-11-2018, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by semperfifishing View Post
Have you selected your temp source?
Gil, bingo! Spoke with Furuno this morning and they called me back after 90 minutes of digging into it. Apparently the units are shipped with the default as nema 200 auto. I had to go into Settings, Interface, select input device, water temp......then finally Internal Fishfinder. Perfect. Now I get a few days to play around with it before I fish again and learn all the other neat stuff! Especially want to see how to work the Fishfinder on manual settings.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:46 PM
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Yup..Furuno make good gear but not easy to get the hang of a new one etc.
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Are they easier to use than the older model 1871F Gil?
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Old 11-14-2018, 09:43 PM
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Furuno 1871F good but GPS no good. I think the antenna is inside, there is a problem.
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Old 11-17-2018, 06:35 PM
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Originally Posted by hanlee View Post
Furuno 1871F good but GPS no good. I think the antenna is inside, there is a problem.
Could you elaborate. I generally don't use mine for gps purposes but have on a couple occasions ran both the Furuno and my Garmin in Chartplotter mode at the same time when cruising and have seen no issues.
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I think he may be talking about the fact that is doesn’t have an external antenna option. I know I’ve had several times that it would not connect to satellites after so many mins go by I just cut it off and back on and it works again.
There is an update for the unit and for the life of me I cannot get it to update, I’m getting ready to pack it up and send it to Furuno so they can do it for me.

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