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guys looking at a 7" garmin and wondering which model to buy? This is going on my jon boat so mostly inshore and in the gulf no deeper than 20ft. I see there are a few models to choose from. Wondering what you guys like and what is working for you. Thanks JD

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Just sold my Garmin.  Not sure why anyone would want one for inshore in FL.  The maps are terrible so the unit is practically useless.  Doesnt matter which Garmin you get. You are stuck with the same view.

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9 minutes ago, Skinny Running said:

Just sold my Garmin.  Not sure why anyone would want one for inshore in FL.  The maps are terrible so the unit is practically useless.  Doesnt matter which Garmin you get. You are stuck with the same view.

Never again Garmin for me either...the last one I have the maps ***...I would go SimRad and get the Flat Map Tracks....no comparison.

Big Mistake..but, I'm not changing for a while...for where I run, I know the areas pretty well and it will be about $1K + to change...I have other expenses for now and the value of my Garmin will not cover the cost change over..

DC

 

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8 hours ago, Limitless said:

Yep, forget the garmin and go with something you can use navionics maps with - Simrad or Lowrance

I agree.  If my boat wasn't already rigged with Garmin transducer and power cords, I would have put Simrad in mine. I actually had an HDS7 (on its way to scgator now) that I was buying an extended power cable for when I found a great deal on a larger Garmin. It was just much easier to change head units at that point. 

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ended up with the Garmin 74SV. Looks like a good machine and I have Garmin on the other boats. Thanks for the input going to hopefully mount it this weekend and put some time on it next few weeks.

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