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Garmin Livescope - Boat Setup Advice Requested #13740037 10/22/20 06:27 PM
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I am looking to add livescope to my rig. Currently I have two older model Gamins on my boat. I have a Ecomap 93sv at the helm and a Ecomap 73dv at the bow. I know these are the older versions and are not the plus units. I need to link both so I can share waypoints. The bow graph runs through the built in transducer on the Minn Kota Terrova TM which isn't ideal seeing you can only see 2D. Having waypoints sharing would be an improvement as I can locate from helm, mark and setup from front.

Now to the bigger question. What graph should I lean more towards for the livescope. I am torn between the GPSMAP 1222 or the Ultra 102/106svs. If you recommend the 102/106 is 102 just as good seeing I wouldn't need additional mapping the 106 provides (I believe that is the only difference in the 102 vs 106). I have a smaller boat (16' Lowe aluminum). Would the 12" be a tad too big for the smaller boat as there might not be enough room to mount with the already 7" graph up there and the TM? I know the ultra's are touchscreens which I miss. I am trying to stick around the max of $3500 ideally.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated as reading thru this thread has been very helpful.

Thanks in advance,

Jake

Re: Garmin Livescope - Boat Setup Advice Requested [Re: maytag44] #13740252 10/22/20 08:35 PM
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I am using the GPSMAP 1022 and it is great.


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Re: Garmin Livescope - Boat Setup Advice Requested [Re: rockyp1017] #13740268 10/22/20 08:51 PM
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I was also thinking of just going with the GSPMAP 1022 as well and with the extra budget money maybe trying to sell the two older Garmin graphs I have and upgrading to either newer Garmins or Hummingbirds.

Re: Garmin Livescope - Boat Setup Advice Requested [Re: maytag44] #13740839 10/23/20 11:57 AM
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get ahold of david at shut up and fish on here, he has pkgs I believe and can tell you the difference in the units.

I run my livescope with a 93sv plus and it works great for me, wouldn't mind a bigger screen but 9" is good.


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Re: Garmin Livescope - Boat Setup Advice Requested [Re: maytag44] #13741001 10/23/20 01:31 PM
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I went with the Echomap Ultra 122's along with the Livescope. Nice setup up but as you mentioned a little expensive. If you decide to go stick with the Garmins and want to network your units just make sure they will talk to each other. I know the Echomap Ultras wont talk to other units outside of the Echomap family. As for the size of the unit for your boat, the bigger the unit the better resolution you will be able to see. So dont let your boat size determine the size of the unit. One other thing I did was to have a dedicated heavy gauge wiring system installed back to the battery.

Re: Garmin Livescope - Boat Setup Advice Requested [Re: maytag44] #13744422 10/26/20 05:46 PM
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Mine is run on #10 wire direct to the battery.


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