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#12276674 - 06/03/17 10:53 AM Garmin Pros/Cons
blackhorse Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 172
Loc: Morgan, Tx
going to replace old electronics looked at Garmin and biggest concern is wiring goes directly into mount.
Is this the same type that Humminbird used to use? Had those before and they were terrible, would always lose connection in any slightly rough water.

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#12276695 - 06/03/17 11:09 AM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
Champion 221 Elite Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 853
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
Have a Garmin 73SV and a Garmin 551DV.No problems with the wiring going into the mount.Actually like the quick disconnect feature this creates.The wiring is very strong and durable.
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#12276701 - 06/03/17 11:16 AM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
blackhorse Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 172
Loc: Morgan, Tx
yes i liked the feature on HB 798 but hated it losing contact while boat was on plane

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#12276703 - 06/03/17 11:16 AM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
blackhorse Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 172
Loc: Morgan, Tx
thx for the input

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#12276943 - 06/03/17 02:28 PM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
FWFish Offline
Angler

Registered: 10/30/16
Posts: 320
Loc: Fort Worth
I have a 93sv and 73 dv, no issues. I don't use the quick disconnect much.

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#12276980 - 06/03/17 02:49 PM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
Wes H Offline
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Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 188
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Also have a 93sv and 73dv and have never had an issue. When you plug the cables in there is a little cover piece that locks them into the unit so there is almost no way for them to jar free.

I miss the shortcut buttons on my humminbird and the lack of navionics maps is annoying, but other than that I am very satisfied with the units.
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#12277050 - 06/03/17 03:45 PM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
tx2va07 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
I have a 93sv and a 53cv. I've never had an issue with the wiring losing connection. I like the disconnect feature as I take my graphs off after every trip. I have been very pleased so far with my Garmin units.

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#12286212 - 06/09/17 10:53 AM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
Corey Stanley Offline
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Registered: 10/26/09
Posts: 930
Loc: Tx
Garmin does have some really cool features that show incredible detail on some of their scan technolgies, just hate that you are forced to use only their mapping. On lakes they have scanned it is pretty decent, just havent scanned many. Other units(Bird, Lowrance, Raymarine) each of multiple mapping options so you have a much better shot at getting quality mapping for the areas you fish. What did you mean about you Humminbird losing connection? I have had all the 1100 series and never had an issue and the Helix is even better, the wiring locks into place and does not budge.
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#12286642 - 06/09/17 03:48 PM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
blackhorse Offline
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Registered: 05/13/08
Posts: 172
Loc: Morgan, Tx
the HB 700 series has quick release where the whole unit snaps on and off. not the same as the 1100 series.
if Garmin hasn't scanned Whitney that's a deal breaker, since I live here.

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#12286679 - 06/09/17 04:22 PM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
tx2va07 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
They have 1' contours across Whitney

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#12286870 - 06/09/17 07:10 PM Re: Garmin Pros/Cons [Re: blackhorse]
Jason Hoffman -- Lake Fork Guide Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/20/01
Posts: 1552
Loc: Emory, TX, USA
I really like my Garmins, and I use them everyday. They have surveyed quite a few lakes, and I can tell you, their maps are MUCH more accurate than others. There are several humps that I knew of on Lake Fork that Garmin maps show that don't show up on other maps.

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