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Re: New GPS

Post by gtcoupe » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:33 pm

All my marine junk is Garmin. Maps are excellent as is accuracy. Super easy to use.


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Re: New GPS

Post by silentneko » Mon Jun 24, 2019 12:58 pm

Garmin is the leader in the sky, but most guys I know moved away from them on the water. I swore them off after they changed base camp so no older units could use the program anymore, forcing everyone to upgrade. The maps, even the upgrades, aren't as good, or updated as much, as even Navionics or C-maps. And none of them are as good as the Florida Marine Tracks maps, which run on navico platforms (Lowrance, hummingbird, simrad...).
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Re: New GPS

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:50 pm

I’ve got a big Humminbird on the Pursuit and a smaller Humminbird on the XF20. Totally happy with both, very easy to use and preloaded with all the maps I’ll ever need.
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Re: New GPS

Post by Fuzz » Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:23 am

Aripeka Angler wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:50 pm
I’ve got a big Humminbird on the Pursuit and a smaller Humminbird on the XF20. Totally happy with both, very easy to use and preloaded with all the maps I’ll ever need.
AA-Capeman what is the model number of the unit you are using?

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Re: New GPS

Post by BarraMan » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:02 am

Fuzz wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:23 am
Aripeka Angler wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:50 pm
I’ve got a big Humminbird on the Pursuit and a smaller Humminbird on the XF20. Totally happy with both, very easy to use and preloaded with all the maps I’ll ever need.
AA-Capeman what is the model number of the unit you are using?
For what it’s worth Fuzz, I have a Humminbird Helix 7 Gen 2 in my console and a Helix 12 Gen 3 Mega on top of the console. I am quite happy with both units.

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Re: New GPS

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:15 am

I’ve got the 797 on the XF20 and the 1098si on the pursuit. Both models have been replaced by the helix series.
The helix 7 gen3 that barraman describes is the latest model. Nice unit.
If you settle on a Humminbird, you will need to select either the SI or DI suffix on the end of the model number.
The si or di means either side imaging or down imaging. The side imaging unit costs more but could be very helpful in locating structure for your bottom fish.
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Re: New GPS

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:16 am

Fuzz, call me later when the sun comes up. :lol:
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Re: New GPS

Post by BB Sig » Tue Jun 25, 2019 8:25 am

Garmin is using "some" of Lowrance's technology for it's depth finders. They don't get the whole shooting match though. This is one of the reasons Garmin is falling behind in the Marine market.

https://www.tradeonlytoday.com/tech/nav ... nt-dispute

Multiple salesmen at sporting goods stores have recommended staying away from Garmin side imaging sonar for the above reason. They say that Garmin didn't get the fine programming that the Lowrance and Hummingbird did. :doh:

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Re: New GPS

Post by Dougster » Tue Jun 25, 2019 9:28 am

In the sonar department, I think Garmin went all in with the Livescope system. Seem pretty remarkable and is taking off here in Texas with crappie guys for sure. I also just saw a you tube video of a guy using it to locate reds/black drum schools in the bay. He'd cruise about at a mile or two and hour, scanning sides and front. Impressive looking.

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Re: New GPS

Post by Aripeka Angler » Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:03 am

GPS unit ownership is a lot like the Chevy/Ford thing, we all tend to have a personal preference.
Bottom line is they all work great except when they don’t work which is when the offending unit really sucks. :lol:
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