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GPS/Fish Finder for Classic 13
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posted 08-21-2012 10:39 AM ET (US)
I'm in the market for combo unit for my 13 and am trolling for recommendations and advice regarding the latest models. I guess it's between Humminbird and Lowrance these days. I have Lowrance got some bugs resolved from a couple of years ago and Humminbird have better gear than years back. My option is to buy a separate bracket and transducer so I can use my Raymarine A 57D but I'd rather not.
Standing by and thanks
posted 08-22-2012 01:00 PM ET (US)
Don't rule out Garmin - they have always had good stuff too.
posted 08-22-2012 11:40 PM ET (US)
Missed Garmin - love their displays and easy to use. Not sure how good finder is - who can comment?
posted 08-23-2012 08:36 AM ET (US)
Pete, I am using old technology Garmin. By old, I mean circa 2006. I have a GPS2010 display with the black box sounder. I am very happy with the unit, and have been very pleased with every Garmin product I have ever owned. I cannot say the same for Lowrance, but my only data point is with the Lowrance multifunction display and fuel flow sensors. Reviews on this site of Lowrance GPS/Sonar units as you know are very good. I have no experience with Hummingbird products.
posted 08-24-2012 07:39 AM ET (US)
I have this Lowrance on my 15' Whaler
The main reason I bought it instead of the Humminbird was twofold:
The base maps were better on the Lowrance. On the Humminbird you had to buy "the chip" to get decent maps.
The transducer and mount were heavier duty on the Lowrance. The Humminbird I bought for the other Whaler had an all plastic mount that gets out of whack easily.
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