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Old 11-14-2018, 05:50 AM
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I have a 22 Pathfinder that came with a Lowrance 38c chartplotter/sounder that I hate. It is hard to see and not intuitive to operate. I would like to replace it with a Garmin set but am having difficulty determining what unit will fit without the prior cut out showing.

I have two 7612s on my other boat but not looking to spend very much on this little boat. It is used in water below 150’ and probably 90% below 30’.

I don’t mind cutting the dash to install the new unit. Most of the ones with 8” and 9” displays seem shorter but longer. I have more width available but not much additional height. With a wider unit I can move it to where the 38c screw holes can be covered in width but not sure about height.

Here is a link to the Lowrance template and a picture of the Pathfinder. Sorry I don’t have a better picture that is without the cover. I have already replaced the vhf and radio head unit but the Fusion unit and new Icom fit in the same locations as the old sets.

What are the best options that will fit?
FM11-DashMount-Inst_0154-921_021507.pdf


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Garmin 1242xsv Touch may be what your looking for. Very similar to 7612xsv with only one Transducer port... 2799.00. (Keyed version 2199.00)
here's link to template
GPSMAP_12x2_flush_template.pdf
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Also keep in mind that Garmin's expansion of the 86xx series means better deals for the 76xx series
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For your depth..a GT51-TM will be fine..and can be used with a 94sv Plus..1042xsv,1242xsv and 7610xsv and 7612xsv.


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Originally Posted by tonyc69 View Post
Garmin 1242xsv Touch may be what your looking for. Very similar to 7612xsv with only one Transducer port... 2799.00. (Keyed version 2199.00)
here's link to template
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Im fairly certain I don’t have close to 2” more room for height so that is not an option.
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[QUOTE=semperfifishing;11982731]For your depth..a GT51-TM will be fine..and can be used with a 94sv Plus..1042xsv,1242xsv and 7610xsv and 7612xsv.


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i still am trying to figure what unit will fit without showing the old cut out or screw holes. Any thoughts on units that would fit? The 942 may be an option but it’s overall height is 6.4” and the lowrance has screws at 6.4”.

I was was thinking a tilted element transducer would be a good choice. I have never been a big fan of transom mount transducer.

I was’t really

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For your depth..a GT51-TM will be fine..and can be used with a 94sv Plus..1042xsv,1242xsv and 7610xsv and 7612xsv.


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i still am trying to figure what unit will fit without showing the old cut out or screw holes. Any thoughts on units that would fit? The 942 may be an option but it’s overall height is 6.4” and the lowrance has screws at 6.4”.

I was was thinking a tilted element transducer would be a good choice. I have never been a big fan of transom mount transducer.

I was’t really

most use starboard and mount to that..

If using a thru hull, then the 942xs woudl be better as it has a full 600 or 1000 watts.
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It looks like the 1042sxv will fit and cover the holes. Is it a good choice? What are the best transducer options? Like I indicated, 90% of the time I will be at 30’ or below and out to 150’ on occasion. I would prefer a tilted element transducer if I can get good performance from one. Thanks
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Originally Posted by billablehours View Post
It looks like the 1042sxv will fit and cover the holes. Is it a good choice? What are the best transducer options? Like I indicated, 90% of the time I will be at 30’ or below and out to 150’ on occasion. I would prefer a tilted element transducer if I can get good performance from one. Thanks

My customer have and excellent results with the 1242xsv.....and for your depth a GT52HW-TM....
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Thanks Gil but I really would rather avoid using a transom mount transducer. I imagine I want a chirp transducer right? How about the b150m?
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Originally Posted by billablehours View Post
Thanks Gil but I really would rather avoid using a transom mount transducer. I imagine I want a chirp transducer right? How about the b150m?

For your depth the 300 att B50M will work,yes...or the shoot thru 600 watt...GT15M

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