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#12402424 - 08/26/17 04:24 PM Have you switched to Garmin ?
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 240
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
Have any of you that were Lowrance or Humminbird users, switched to Garmin ?

If so are you glad you switched?

Any major issues with your Garmin?

Thanks
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#12402426 - 08/26/17 04:27 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6899
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Got a 93sv on a bay boat. Not impressed with the side imaging. Really can't compare to helix mega

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#12402427 - 08/26/17 04:29 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
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Registered: 06/02/15
Posts: 4049
Loc: Lake Conroe/Willis
Funny you post this. I was in BPS and never really paid much mind to the Garmin. But for whatever reason it caught my eye when I was in there and I've started researching a lil bit, seems like some good stuff. for some reason I thought it was priced a little less than HB and Lowrance.

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#12402456 - 08/26/17 04:48 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Jaret Latta]
Big Kahuna Fishing Offline
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Registered: 05/21/17
Posts: 240
Loc: Mcgregor, Texas
Originally Posted By: Jaret Latta
Got a 93sv on a bay boat. Not impressed with the side imaging. Really can't compare to helix mega


What transducer are you using ?
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#12402474 - 08/26/17 05:03 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Jaret Latta Offline
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Registered: 01/06/07
Posts: 6899
Loc: Austin, Tx/Nacogdoches, Tx
Whatever came with it

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#12402477 - 08/26/17 05:06 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Jake Shannon(Skeet4Life) Offline
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Registered: 10/31/10
Posts: 7867
Loc: Tyler, Tx/Arlington, Tx
Mega imaging is the only way to go

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#12402514 - 08/26/17 05:59 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
tx2va07 Offline
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Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
I don't think anything compares to mega imaging right now....From a Garmin owner.

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#12402534 - 08/26/17 06:17 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
mudd Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 06/25/09
Posts: 2903
Loc: Shreveport, La
I have the 73sv at bow and console. I really don't like them at all. I think the bigger units should b better.
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#12402600 - 08/26/17 07:26 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
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Registered: 12/08/08
Posts: 6361
Loc: Boerne, Texas
Other than panoptic I'd see no advantage over lowrance or hbird.

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#12402649 - 08/26/17 08:07 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
JIM SR. Online   sick
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6933
Loc: NRH/Fork ! GET THE NET
love my 93sv for easy to use, and SI and DI, charts not so much, and they wont accept
lakemaster or navionics cards...I run a Helix 7 on console for my GPS/Charts, and a 93sw on a post
for sonars,..

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#12403235 - 08/27/17 09:03 AM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
joebass2 Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 12/11/04
Posts: 3926
Loc: Lewisville, texas
Replaced an older Lowrance with the Garmin 7DV. West Marine had them on clearance a couple months ago so I thought I'd give it a shot. Using it at the bow, and the 2D and DV are really good. Really easy to use. The only questionable thing later on may be the flimsy power and transducer connections.

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#12403500 - 08/27/17 01:26 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
reelswift Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 01/26/13
Posts: 582
Loc: West Texas
I thought garmin was higher $$$ than HB popcorn2

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#12403739 - 08/27/17 04:39 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Firebassin Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 01/17/16
Posts: 78
The 93sv might be the best $1,000 unit in my opinion. Especially since it comes pre loaded with maps that are not bad. However, if I could go back I would spend a little more and have a helix mega

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#12403915 - 08/27/17 07:28 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Nathan_Flovin Online   happy
Angler

Registered: 04/16/16
Posts: 498
Loc: Plano, Texas
I got garmin since we needed a new graph very bad. I'm glad I went to it for 1k its the best deal to me. you get maps, down view, side view, and traditional sonar. its very easy to use. We have a 93sv at console and 73sv at bow.

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#12403993 - 08/27/17 08:22 PM Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing]
Cactusflyr Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/09/12
Posts: 314
Loc: Denton, TX
Yes...love the trad sonar and panoptix. Di is a draw, Si is lacking, even the normal hb units.... Panoptix is a game changer. Won't ever get rid of it. Might get a mega just for the si, eventually.

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