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Have you switched to Garmin ? #12402424
08/26/17 09:24 PM
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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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Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402426
08/26/17 09:27 PM
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Got a 93sv on a bay boat. Not impressed with the side imaging. Really can't compare to helix mega

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402427
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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.

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Jaret Latta] #12402456
08/26/17 09:48 PM
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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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Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402474
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Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402477
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Mega imaging is the only way to go

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402514
08/26/17 10:59 PM
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I don't think anything compares to mega imaging right now....From a Garmin owner.

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402534
08/26/17 11:17 PM
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I have the 73sv at bow and console. I really don't like them at all. I think the bigger units should b better.


93 482vs Ranger/ 03 Yahama Vmax 150

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402600
08/27/17 12:26 AM
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Other than panoptic I'd see no advantage over lowrance or hbird.

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12402649
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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,..

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12403235
08/27/17 02:03 PM
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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.

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12403500
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I thought garmin was higher $$$ than HB popcorn2

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12403739
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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

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12403915
08/28/17 12:28 AM
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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.

Re: Have you switched to Garmin ? [Re: Big Kahuna Fishing] #12403993
08/28/17 01:22 AM
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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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