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#12631864 - 02/16/18 05:10 PM question on fish finders
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can i get input on garmin echomap chirp 74s thinking this or an lowrance hook2 7

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/576401
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#12631873 - 02/16/18 05:19 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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It will be similar to the Lowrance. The 74cv will have coastal maps loaded so you will have to buy a Garmin Lakevu mapping card to get lake maps.

The Lowrance will have lake maps already loaded and can take a Navionics or cmap card

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#12631879 - 02/16/18 05:21 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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what do you think about their di and si as in quality ?
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#12631941 - 02/16/18 05:59 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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garmin chirp chirp 74sv sorry a typo
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#12632300 - 02/16/18 09:28 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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I think they still have about the same quality. Id probably take a look at the Lowrance Hook2 7 with Tripleshot transducer. $600 and includes gps, with maps built in, sonar, downscan and side-scan. This is a 2018 model, the garmin 74sv has been discontinured. It was replaced by the echomap plus 74sv. The Lowrance Hook2 is also very easy to operate and has better mapping options if you dont like the maps built in.

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#12632449 - 02/16/18 11:37 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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Dont forget the Garmin can run Panoptix.

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#12632479 - 02/17/18 02:56 AM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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Dont forget to run panoptix you will need a $1000-$1500 transducer

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#12632519 - 02/17/18 06:41 AM Re: question on fish finders [Re: javelin150]
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Originally Posted By: javelin150
Dont forget to run panoptix you will need a $1000-$1500 transducer


Or $799.

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#12632641 - 02/17/18 08:32 AM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
Madatu Offline
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Well it was a good deal. 480 out the door. Costs 599 and came with a free 150$ lake vu card. i will give it a try, take it back if i dont care for it. i really liked how you remove the unit. seems most units come out with the same stuff basically in my price range.
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#12633292 - 02/17/18 05:34 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: javelin150]
Schins Offline
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Originally Posted By: javelin150
Dont forget to run panoptix you will need a $1000-$1500 transducer


The point was that the option will be there

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#12633433 - 02/17/18 07:44 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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took it out today. WAY different than my Humminbird. too many settings, well just not use to all of them. the box and everything says it is 800 htz but all i could see was 455. maybe i am doing something wrong. one thing i did like is a saw arches. my bird did not produce arches. My main fish finder in Humminbird 9 KVD helix with HD transducer. it is crazy but the transducer costs 600$ to replace it is a need a new one.

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#12633525 - 02/17/18 08:42 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
Schins Offline
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$600?

Which transducer does it have??

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#12633571 - 02/17/18 09:32 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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#12633578 - 02/17/18 09:41 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
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i just powered the unit on to verify yea cv51M transducer what makes this so pricey. hell i paid 420 for the whole unit brand new ? i am really thinking about returning it for a hook 2
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#12633618 - 02/17/18 11:18 PM Re: question on fish finders [Re: Madatu]
Schins Offline
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ahhh, thats why theres no 800.....theres 455 and 260 instead. For saltwater.

That was a good deal you got

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