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#11785968 - 08/19/16 12:33 PM Advice on Garmin Striker Series
StratVoodoo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 17
I'm looking at the Garmin Striker 7SV to replace an old Lowrance 37X on the front of my boat. I have a Lowrance HDS 7 Touch at the console and would like to know what folks are thinking about the Garmin unit. I don't really need the GPS / Charting option up front and the Garmin looks like a pretty good deal. Any input would be greatly appreciated.

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#11786061 - 08/19/16 01:31 PM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: StratVoodoo]
Shlunker Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 09/03/02
Posts: 80
Loc: Austin
I hope they're good, cause I bought one yesterday!!
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#11786091 - 08/19/16 01:49 PM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: StratVoodoo]
coachallentca Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3739
Loc: crowley
I love my garmin.. I have the 1040xs. Go to BBC and they have a Garmin board. Lots of good stuff

http://www.bbcboards.net/forumdisplay.php?f=204
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#11786279 - 08/19/16 03:22 PM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: coachallentca]
StratVoodoo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 17
Thanks for the info. Don't really see many negative reviews, so thinking I'm going to give one a try.

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#11786960 - 08/19/16 09:51 PM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: StratVoodoo]
Rocky Robison Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2465
Loc: River Road on the Tangipahoa
I have 2 of the Striker 7SVs on my little boat at the lake house and they are great units for the price. Had them since April.

You said you didn't need GPS/Chartplotting, they have this but not Mapping.

One other thing on the Striker units, if you manually enter settings for each screen setting, like contrast, depth range, side imaging range, etc..., if you turn the unit off when you raise the trolling motor to move. You will have to reset everything back up on unit restart. I just leave mine on between spots to eliminate that problem if I've manually entered anything.
They work great in Auto also!

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#11789460 - 08/21/16 07:40 PM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: StratVoodoo]
StratVoodoo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 17
If you connect the power lead to ground on the battery, is there any need to run a ground to the crimp connector that comes on the display?

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#11789494 - 08/21/16 08:08 PM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: StratVoodoo]
Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad Offline
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Registered: 10/05/10
Posts: 9099
Loc: Sanger, Tx/ Chatham, La
i wouldnt wast my money buying the sv model, i have the striker7dv up front and love it for the price.
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#11789759 - 08/22/16 01:57 AM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad]
Rocky Robison Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2465
Loc: River Road on the Tangipahoa
Originally Posted By: Bradshuflin aka hunter'sdad
i wouldnt wast my money buying the sv model, i have the striker7dv up front and love it for the price.


If you tend to fish deep more than shallow, I would agree! The little lake I fish on is only around 100 acres and the deepest spot is about 14 feet, so I'm fishing a lot of docks in 8 foot or less. Side imaging works a lot better than down imaging in this situation, for me! There are a few spots on the little lake that I use just down imaging and traditional sonar, but very few. For under $500 it was well worth the money for my use! JMO

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#11789761 - 08/22/16 02:02 AM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: StratVoodoo]
Rocky Robison Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 11/29/06
Posts: 2465
Loc: River Road on the Tangipahoa
Originally Posted By: StratVoodoo
If you connect the power lead to ground on the battery, is there any need to run a ground to the crimp connector that comes on the display?


No

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#11790033 - 08/22/16 08:34 AM Re: Advice on Garmin Striker Series [Re: Rocky Robison]
StratVoodoo Offline
Green Horn

Registered: 04/14/15
Posts: 17
Thanks Rocky.

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