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#10851962 - 05/18/15 05:55 AM Question for the Electronics guys
Rodney2100 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 3024
Loc: Flower Mound
I am having a new boat built. What electronics would you put on the front and the console. I don't need the best of the best. I just have not followed the electronics industry in the past couple of years. I am not looking for a Ford and Chevy fight. I am just asking for some opinions on what is out there. Is there one manufacturer that is better for the average Joe than the other. I prefer at least 8 inch screens or larger. Thanks you in advance, Rodney

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#10851968 - 05/18/15 06:05 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
Bugzout10 Offline
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Registered: 06/23/13
Posts: 4014
Loc: Weatherford Tx
I would go to bps or cabelas and play around with different brand to me lowrance is easier to operate but may be different for someone else. I like the hds touch 9s personally

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#10851998 - 05/18/15 06:46 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
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Registered: 06/21/11
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I would say if you just want the basic, I would go with Lowrance Touch 9 Gen 3. I prefer the Lowrance for the 2D sonar.

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#10851999 - 05/18/15 06:47 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
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Registered: 10/25/02
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Loc: Fort Scott, Ks.
All three have really good units in the $1000 price range. I have become a huge Garmin fan in the last few years and their new units are awesome. If you are looking for 'easy to use' then give Garmin a serious look.

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#10852026 - 05/18/15 07:13 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
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Registered: 02/27/13
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Loc: Rockwall & a lake somewhere
Best advice you have received so far is go to BPS to see all of them and see demos, then decide.
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#10852092 - 05/18/15 07:55 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
ezbassin Offline
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Registered: 01/15/04
Posts: 12527
Loc: Mansfield, Tx.
Lowrance touch screen 12 up front and on the console if you are getting a 19ft or longer boat. The Gen. 2 models should be at a great price since the Gen. 3 models are out.

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#10852128 - 05/18/15 08:10 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: ezbassin]
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Registered: 01/20/07
Posts: 7696
Loc: Southlake, Texas
I have a touch 12 on console and an elite 9 on the bow, really digging the elite 9, the down scan is awesome, don't even use 2 d.

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#10852257 - 05/18/15 08:54 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
Forkfish Offline
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Registered: 01/24/08
Posts: 1058
Loc: Lake Fork, Texas
Humminbird Onix!
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#10852380 - 05/18/15 09:35 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
CenTexan Offline
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Registered: 04/19/15
Posts: 289
You see all the opinions you are going to get? You can play with all of them at Bass Pros or Cabellas. One of them will jump out at you. that's the one to get.
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#10852555 - 05/18/15 10:39 AM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
jcombsiv Offline
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Registered: 08/10/14
Posts: 225
Loc: Leander, TX
If slade says Hummingbird Onix then listen to him, as he is the electronics guru. I had a fishing buddy that wasn't good with his go on a trip with him and since he came back we have spotted fish all over the place. And if you have issues after you get the rig, book with him too.

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#10853878 - 05/18/15 07:35 PM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
Rodney2100 Offline
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Registered: 11/13/07
Posts: 3024
Loc: Flower Mound
I spoke with Slade this afternoon. Thank you every one for the replies. Slade is going to set me up.

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#10854039 - 05/18/15 08:38 PM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
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Registered: 01/11/12
Posts: 2953
Loc: Little Elm, TX
The Onix is AWESOME!
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#10854057 - 05/18/15 08:47 PM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
Jerry Brown Offline
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Registered: 02/10/09
Posts: 843
Loc: Plano, Texas
Had a buddy go out with Slade this weekend and he swears it was the best money he's spent in a long time. I like my bird more than I like my lowrance up front.
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#10854079 - 05/18/15 08:53 PM Re: Question for the Electronics guys [Re: Rodney2100]
Topwater2 Offline
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Registered: 03/06/14
Posts: 677
Go to the store and play around until you find something YOU like!! I have Lowrance but....I hear Garmin is the way go.
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