SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

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Acseatsri
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SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby Acseatsri » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:20 am

A little survey:

Q1: what brand and model multi-function display do you have?

Q2: are you happy with it?

Q3: if you had the opportunity for a do-over, would you make the same choice?

My answers to my own survey:

A1: I have Lowrance HDS for 5 years and Live series this season.

A2: they're decent

A3: having used Garmin displays on other boats, I would be inclined to move in that direction if starting over.

jimh
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Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby jimh » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:33 am

A1: Lowrance HDS-8 first generation
A2: yes
A3: yes

To give some context to A3, I am answering in the perspective of the original time of purchase. I have no regrets about the purchase I made nine years ago. If you need more perspective on why I bought the HDS-8, see my rather lengthy and detailed contemporaneous remarks from August 2010 at

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/002784.html

ConB
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Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby ConB » Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:42 pm

Last summer I bought a Garmin 74 plus to replace my Garmin 540 that died on the Whaler.
I have stayed with Garmins. Have had 2 Garmins in the car and 2 Garmin hand helds.
Con
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conch
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Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby conch » Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:37 pm

A1. I am using two Garmin 740s MFD presently. Have used 4xx,5xx,740, and the 4xxx,5xxx,6xxx, with the 19x GPS also.
A2. I have been very pleased with Garmin products,ease of installation,updating, and networking, and support.
A3. I would pick Garmin again. I put the biggest Garmin I can fit for these old eyes.
The kids like and do well with the touch screen, I do not care either way, might lean towards keypad myself.

Don SSDD
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Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby Don SSDD » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:20 am

A1: Raymarine Axiom 7
A2: very happy with it. Second MFD, first was also Raymarine, sold it with the boat
A3: have had no experience with other brands.
1986 Outrage 18 with 2001 Honda 130 HP
Former Owner 1991 Guardian 19 with 1994 Evinrude V4 140HP
Former owner 1987 Montauk with 1998 Mercury 90HP
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OldKenT
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Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby OldKenT » Tue Nov 12, 2019 4:05 pm

A1. Simrad EVO3 9"
A2. Yes
A3. Yes

Jefecinco
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Re: SURVEY of Multi-function Display Choice

Postby Jefecinco » Wed Nov 13, 2019 10:15 am

1. Simrad GO9
2. Yes
3. Yes
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