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#10855355 - 05/19/15 11:22 AM New Garmin Fish Finders look pretty good...
Blakehock Offline

Registered: 05/31/12
Posts: 452
Loc: Grapevine, Tx
Have any of you checked out the new Garmin Fish Finders?

echoMAP™ 73sv has DI, SI and chirp radar on a 7 inch color screen for $999

I saw them at Bass Pro and played around with it for a little while and was extremely impressed. The kicker is it is like a Hummingbird and only needs one transducer. Pretty sweet for $1k imo

Question about battery life. On the website is is listed as 7.1W on the power consumption. I am using a 12V battery 7.0 A/h battery and really have no idea how long of battery life I would get with that unit. Any help would be appreciated. - link

Edited by Blakehock (05/19/15 11:24 AM)

#10855377 - 05/19/15 11:30 AM Re: New Garmin Fish Finders look pretty good... [Re: Blakehock]
Matt "Moondog" Mooney Offline

Registered: 04/13/15
Posts: 49
You would probably get a little over 7 hours of battery life
But you should look at hummingbird blake wink

#10855441 - 05/19/15 11:55 AM Re: New Garmin Fish Finders look pretty good... [Re: Blakehock]
Todd™ Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/21/11
Posts: 3351
Loc: On my kayak
7.1W is a little less than .6 amps. That's not bad but you would need a bigger battery if you plan on fishing a tournament or all day.

#10855444 - 05/19/15 11:58 AM Re: New Garmin Fish Finders look pretty good... [Re: Blakehock]
crabtrap Offline
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Registered: 09/03/04
Posts: 1009

Any battery should only be drawn down 50%
BTW-both Garmin products I had went bad in short order.

Edited by Hooked on Kayaks (05/19/15 12:03 PM)


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