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If you could only have ONE graph..... #13403731 01/14/20 05:19 AM
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Well, I’m in the process of selling my current ride to upgrade to a bigger more family friendly craft. REALLY have our eyes set on a large 24’ bay boat. A NauticStar 231 Hybrid to be exact. I don’t necessarily plan on putting a graph up front with the trolling motor but might. My main question is this, if you could only put ONE graph/GPS on the boat at the helm, which one would you go with?
I realize this is like the whole “which truck is better” debate but I want to see people’s thoughts and opinions. I am really digging the Garmin I have on my old boat. The fact it has the intracoastal waterways on it is awesome because I plan on coastal trips. I do think I would have to step up from the Echomap to the UHD or GPSmap series. And no smaller than 10” screen size.
What is your pick for a more rounded fishing vessel? Hybrid/striper one week and bull reds the next? Maybe a little bass fishing in between? (I realize serious bass fishing won’t be THAT simple in that big of a boat).....navigation on big water is very high in the requirement list. Even networking to additional units in the future with ease.
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Re: If you could only have ONE graph..... [Re: HaulinBass02] #13403828 01/14/20 12:01 PM
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Re: If you could only have ONE graph..... [Re: HaulinBass02] #13403873 01/14/20 12:51 PM
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I would do one of the newer Garmin's and buy an extra cradle. Put one at the helm and one on the front deck.

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Re: If you could only have ONE graph..... [Re: HaulinBass02] #13406122 01/16/20 02:14 PM
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Stay with what I know actually is what I am going to do. I loved the Garmin and the features. Nothing really to consider with the other two brands, nothing wrong with them but I don’t think they have the same features and stuff the Garmin does.


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Re: If you could only have ONE graph..... [Re: HaulinBass02] #13408064 01/17/20 11:21 PM
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What is deal with Raymarine? The dealers I have seen have them installed on there already? When I say them, I’m not sure exactly WHAT Raymarine stuff is already installed but I know it is a Raymarine device.
I prefer the Garmin and could probably negotiate a swap but I THOUGHT Raymarine and Garmin were able to be networked with each other’s hardware etc?


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