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SONAR: Garmin 400c v. Raymarine DS 500 X
|Author||Topic: SONAR: Garmin 400c v. Raymarine DS 500 X|
posted 03-30-2009 09:20 PM ET (US)
I have a  Montauk and would like to upgrade my fishfinder. I am considering [a Garmin 400c] or a discontinued [Raymarine DS 500 X] The [Raymarine DS 500 X] boasts digital technology. The Garmin does not mention the type of technology it uses. The Garmin new with [SONAR transducer] is under $300, or so; the [Raymarine DS 500 X] is a bit higher and is discontinued. Anyone have experience with the [Garmin 400C]? The [Raymarine 500 X]? THANKS. Jim.
posted 03-31-2009 11:51 PM ET (US)
I have the 300C--a slightly smaller screen than the 400C--and am thrilled with it.
posted 04-01-2009 11:54 PM ET (US)
With a larger screen and digital signal processing, the Raymarine DS 500 X has a lot going for it.
posted 04-02-2009 07:39 AM ET (US)
Go with the DS500. I used one on my Ventura for three years. Great display with easy to understand functions. I used mine in water from 3' down to 1100'. Good investment for sure.
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