View Full Version : What Electronics set up (chartplotter, fish finder, radar) do you have on your boat?

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Here We Go
08-30-2007, 02:48 PM
My 582L does fine at all speeds.

08-30-2007, 02:58 PM
My 620 has the ducer mounted inside the hull (shoots through the glass) and I don't lose bottom at speed. ONly a hard reverse...


08-30-2007, 03:33 PM
Furuno 600L shoot thru hull doesnt loose signal at any speed ,Garmin182c Standard Matrix DSC VHF thinking about upgrading sonar to a Furuno 620 or 585. Sonars I prefer Furuno.:thumbup: GPS I prefer Garmin

Sea Gristle
08-30-2007, 03:56 PM
I'm garmin man - but they're not getting rich on me. I used and old handheld 48 until recently when I saw how much closer a WAAS enabled gps gets - so I splurged on a 76 handheld! I thought seriously about the color and chartplotters but in the end I have the map page so close all I would see is blue anyway so I saved the money. I use a Garmin Blue 2-something or other - dual frequency fishfinder.

Color is cool but a good resolution grayscale works fine for me.

08-30-2007, 04:02 PM
I'm rigged with:

Garmin Color GPSMAP 440
Garmin 176 Backup
Garmin 340C Fishfinder w/ transom mount ducer (that holds bottom at full speed):D
ICOM M504 VHF integrated with the GPSMAP 440
Furuno 1715 2.2kw 24 mile Radar - already paid for itself. (not color but Love it!!)

08-30-2007, 04:13 PM
I have dual Furuno Navionics II, one a 10", the other a 7". I read bottom while running offshore at 45 + mph no problem, unless it's super rough. My transducer is flush mounted through the center of my hull. It also has 4kw radar and I use that all winter long, leaving in the early morning fog.

I also have dual Icom VHF with all the bells and whistles and an Simrad Autopilot.

I had the Lowrance LCX on my previous boat and loved it until about 2 months later when it started crapping out. I got nowhere with tech support and a bud of mine also had the same unit and the same problems. I ended up returning it and went with the Raymarine C-80 which was awesome.

My preferences are Furuno, Garmin and Raymarine. Their customer support makes all the difference in the world.

Happy Hunting!!!

08-30-2007, 04:33 PM
I use a Garmin 478 GPS, Lowrance X510C sounder and Icom 402S VHF.

08-30-2007, 05:29 PM
Furuno 1712 radar, Icom M602 VHF, Garmin GPS Map 180, Lowrance Fish finder (sorry cant remember model), Raymarine S1000 autopilot.

Bought the boat new in 2001 and since then installed all the electronics myself. Its been quite an expense. :eek:

I let the dealer do the fish finder transducer install but they goobered it up by installing directly behind a chine. At any speed above planing I would lose the bottom. I move it myself to any area with undisturbed water (between two chines) and the fish finder began working at planing speeds on up to fill throttle (40 knots).


08-30-2007, 05:51 PM
Furuno GP1650W GPS linked to the
Furuno 1715 Radar and also linked to
Raymarine S1G Auto Pilot

Furuno 582L fish finder which I had the same problem Brandon had of not recording the depth at higher speeds, so I installed a Airmar through hull and it's great!

Furuno GP32 GPS that I use as a backup and keep it on the Loran numbers when offshore, and is also link to a
Furuno FM3000 radio for the DSC functionality

Hand help West Marine VHF radio

ACR Globalfix 406 EPRIB

08-31-2007, 08:20 AM

I have been very happy with my Raymarine electronics. On my last boat (2000 Wellcraft 290 Coastal) I had: Raytheon RayNav 420D, Raymarine 220 VHF, a C80 w/24" dome, the S1G course computer with the ST6001 Autopilot control head, FloScan Twinscan dual tachs and fuel flow meters, and a Interphase Twinscope forward looking sonar. The Interphase was the weakest part of that suite IMHO.

On my Luhrs I have an ICOM M602 VHF, and the following Raymarine hardware:

E120 MFD at helm
E80 MFD in tower
48" 4K Open Array
DSM300 Sounder
B256 Thru-Hull Transducer & B120 Speed/Temp
ST6001 & S2G course computer
AIS250 receiver
SR100 Sirius Weather & radio
NMEA Multiplexer
ST600R wired Autopilot remote
Smart Controller wireless AP remote
SeaTalk HS switchI have been VERY HAPPY with my Raymarine equipment.