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Old 03-23-2020, 04:42 PM   #1
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Add radar or update everything

Was going to get a trolling motor but they are like 3k then then battries

So I think Radar is the way to go I can add dome to my old garmin 740s for 1200 buck 6in screen

Or put 9in screen chartplotter With 4k radar for 2k -2500

Any brand suggestions
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:07 PM   #2
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If you're running 1 screen, you're probably going to want something bigger 6" screen. I'd look at 2 screens or at least 9" that you can split into 3 boxes... fishfinder, radar, chart. Personally I'm a fan of simrad and there are some good deals right now on evo3.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:42 PM   #3
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I had garmin on the last boat and it worked great. Very nice for fog or night with a great layover image. Get the largest screen you can. Big boat with a small screen is no good. If only one screen get a 10-12

FWIW, when I need radar it is typically due to fog or running at night. In these cases I rarely have a need for a sounder.
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Old 03-23-2020, 05:48 PM   #4
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Garmin 9 touch, 24” radar, Striker side view, autopilot......
If you need more help spending $ just ask ;-)
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Old 03-23-2020, 07:57 PM   #5
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Found a good deal on garmin 9in with 18in dome no transducer for 2k

All ready running a striker sidescan stand alone


The Simrad 9in with 4k radar and transducer was 600 more plus they need a heading box if you want chart overlay. More money

Might stay garmin
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Old 03-23-2020, 08:08 PM   #6
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I had a buddy who swore by Garmin’s radar systems. 9” screen with radar for $2k is a pretty stellar deal...
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Old 03-24-2020, 06:32 AM   #7
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Old 03-24-2020, 10:05 AM   #8
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That's the one ... sale ends soon debating if they may come down more with the outlook of the economic forecast
I doubt it, every spring they run this deal, 300 off
I was going to do it this year until we went broke... Dah.... :-(
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Was going to get a trolling motor but they are like 3k then then battries

So I think Radar is the way to go I can add dome to my old garmin 740s for 1200 buck 6in screen

Or put 9in screen chartplotter With 4k radar for 2k -2500

Any brand suggestions
Everything on both boats I owned was garmin. I NEVER had an issue in 15 years.

No boat, back in the suds.
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Old 03-26-2020, 07:33 AM   #11
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My radar turned into a hot water tank over night ... oh well
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Old 03-26-2020, 06:08 PM   #12
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My radar turned into a hot water tank over night ... oh well
Geeesh.... I know the feeling,,,, chit happens
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My radar turned into a hot water tank over night ... oh well
That’s some black magic...
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