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Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! #14324122 03/23/22 05:12 PM
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Just couldn’t pass up this price. I have never had side image before and I can’t wait!

https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/garmin-echomap-uhd-73sv-fish-finderchartplotter-combo


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14324408 03/23/22 09:37 PM
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Congrats Mud. I’ve been eyeballing the Garmin and Humminbird side scan. Prices are about right now to buy.


Keep looking forward. That’s why windshields are larger than rear view mirrors.
Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14324897 03/24/22 02:26 PM
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I will be putting a Humminbird Helix 7 MEGA Side Imaging Unit in the classifieds later today. Comes with Yak Attack Track mount for the unit. Look at the Yakker’s Classifieds later today.

Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Jezreel] #14325105 03/24/22 05:25 PM
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To late for me. Just got back from Cabelas with a new 73sv also.


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14325224 03/24/22 07:05 PM
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I'm happy with my 73sv, although I don't know any better. Did yours come with the GT54 or GT56 transducer?

Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: David Newton] #14325250 03/24/22 07:46 PM
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Good question and I haven’t looked yet. Cabelas website says 54.

Just checked- GT54

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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14325437 03/24/22 10:08 PM
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If Bass Pro staff are to be trusted, last year's model came with the GT54. New models are coming with the GT56 giving you a bit of extra bandwidth. I also have the GT54. Not saying the new one is better just hope you gota good deal.

Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14325469 03/24/22 11:03 PM
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For a kayak, I think the 54 ducer will work out just fine


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14325635 03/25/22 02:43 AM
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Just did a little research on the delta between 54 and 56. The 56 provides better resolution out past 60-70 ft on the side scan. At least that’s what the dude said on the YouTube… juggle


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Wylie Jeff] #14325678 03/25/22 03:42 AM
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Originally Posted by Wylie Jeff
Just did a little research on the delta between 54 and 56. The 56 provides better resolution out past 60-70 ft on the side scan. At least that’s what the dude said on the YouTube… juggle



My hope is to locate structure. Drop a waypoint. Go look at it on down scan. No doubt, the 56 is better, but if I can just locate a pile I would have otherwise missed without side scan, I feel like I have improved my odds.


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Originally Posted by Mudshark
Originally Posted by Wylie Jeff
Just did a little research on the delta between 54 and 56. The 56 provides better resolution out past 60-70 ft on the side scan. At least that’s what the dude said on the YouTube… juggle



My hope is to locate structure. Drop a waypoint. Go look at it on down scan. No doubt, the 56 is better, but if I can just locate a pile I would have otherwise missed without side scan, I feel like I have improved my odds.


Mud you definitely improved your odds. I ran a Bird 898 side scan for years and it was a huge difference maker for crappie fishing. The hard part is getting your focus off the screen, it can be mesmerizing. fish


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14326440 03/26/22 02:46 AM
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It was supposed to be here today. Now they say Monday frown


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Mudshark] #14326595 03/26/22 01:16 PM
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I have mounted several of the Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73sv Fish Finder/Chartplotter Combos lately.
Very easy install and nice unit.

I've had to modify the mounts to get it to tuck up nice in the hull on under mounts.
No problem when installing on yak Attack side mount.


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Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: The Tacklesmith] #14326743 03/26/22 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by The Tacklesmith
I have mounted several of the Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73sv Fish Finder/Chartplotter Combos lately.
Very easy install and nice unit.

I've had to modify the mounts to get it to tuck up nice in the hull on under mounts.
No problem when installing on yak Attack side mount.


Please share tips, tricks, mods to mount through scupper hole. Navarrekayak.com appears to have a solution for it. I reached out to them-Nick. No response yet. I’m trying to avoid using the switchblade product. It will be in the way of rods and anchor trolley’s on my Big Rig.

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Keep looking forward. That’s why windshields are larger than rear view mirrors.
Re: Pulled the trigger on the Garmin 73SV! [Re: Wylie Jeff] #14331031 03/31/22 03:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Wylie Jeff
Originally Posted by The Tacklesmith
I have mounted several of the Garmin ECHOMAP UHD 73sv Fish Finder/Chartplotter Combos lately.
Very easy install and nice unit.

I've had to modify the mounts to get it to tuck up nice in the hull on under mounts.
No problem when installing on yak Attack side mount.


Please share tips, tricks, mods to mount through scupper hole. Navarrekayak.com appears to have a solution for it. I reached out to them-Nick. No response yet. I’m trying to avoid using the switchblade product. It will be in the way of rods and anchor trolley’s on my Big Rig.


I mounted my transducer in the scupper hole. I used a schedule 40 gray sprinkler riser/nipple for the shaft through the hole. Cut a groove in the threads on the one side letting the pipe mount to the stock bracket. On the top side I used a pvc cap. That's it for mounting. I glued a length of 1/2 inch landscaping tubing down one of the grooves on the bottom and ran my cable through. Cable enters at the rear through a pass through and runs inside to the gunwale (gunnel?) where I installed a 12 pin CNLINKO panel mount bayonet connector. Of course this entails cutting your cable. Then the stock 12 pin connector to the matching 12 pin CNLINKO plug. Custom install, custom lengths, very modular.

I can take some pictures tomorrow evening if you like.

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