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Old 01-17-2016, 04:32 PM   #11
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I'm running a Humminbird Onix10 and it is badass. But if I were planning to do much saltwater fishing, I would say Garmin all the way.
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Old 01-17-2016, 07:27 PM   #12
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The garmin 741xs for the money

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Old 01-17-2016, 09:25 PM   #13
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You are close enough to me- if you wanted to take a closer look at an installed Lowrance Gen2 HDS10, let me know. With the new Gen3's out- you might could find one of the Gen2 units at a good price!
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:59 AM   #14
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Started out with a garmin gaps map and furuno sonar. Worked well and liked the setup.

Changed to ray marine. Lots of features but a pain in the a$$ and the dsm was constantly cutting out. Hated it!

Running a garmin 740s right now. Love it!

I doubt I'll ever go with anything other than garmin ever again. I'm thinking the 741xs would be a really good machine.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:04 PM   #15
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Furuno has the best bottom machine in my opinion.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:34 PM   #16
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Furuno has the best bottom machine in my opinion.
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:17 PM   #17
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We're at 17 posts and I believe every major player has been recommended. I have a Lowrance HDS-9 Gen 2 Touch but there is a long story as to why that is. I suppose if I had a Garmin or Raymarine, I'd think it was the sh!t too. Figure out how much $$ you're willing to part with then make sure you've identified all accessories that are required to get to your Utopia.

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Old 01-18-2016, 04:53 PM   #18
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How much do you want to spend? Is side scan, down scan or maybe both something you want? As far as I'm concerned they are all going to perform nearly the same. No manufacturer at this point has a bottom machine that I would consider to be above and beyond the rest, otherwise we would all have it. Best budget, Elite 7 by Lowrance is pretty good and you can probably find one now for dirt cheap. I upgraded from that unit to a HDS GEN2 and now I have a GEN 3.
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