Garmin 440s/540s?

Discussion in 'Fishing Chit Chat' started by sealtaco, Aug 8, 2009.

  1. sealtaco

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    I am looking at these units. Seems like a lot of bang for the buck. Other options are Lowrance 5 hds and Raymarine 50d. I have a small boat and space is an issue.
     
  2. mc08066

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    540s gives you more viewing areas then the 440s. If you have the budget for 540s then get it, if not look on line and you can get the 440s with transducer for around $430 delivered to your door. I had the 400c and love it, then sold it with my yak. Took part of the money and bought the 440s with the upgraded transducer which also gives you speed tracking. Between the Raymarines and Garmin I think these units have some of the best clarity in this price range. If you look around you can also get a Raymarine 600dsx for around $335 which until a year ago was running closer to $650. Probably would still get the 440s instead of the Raymarine because of the combo unit and the G2 mapping options with Garmin. Good luck on what you decide.
    Jimmy
     
  3. Bigfish69

    Bigfish69 Dirty Fisherman

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    Well, i am gonna get the 540s when i get some money in the piggey bamk again if that tells you anything!

    Bigger screen and graphics is a plus.

    69R
     
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    Matrix King of the Universe

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  5. sealtaco

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    Thanks for the input. I was able to get the 440s without transducer for 350. I think I want thru hull which is around 90 bucks. I think I got a decent deal.
     
  6. mc08066

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    Yes you did really good. Now is the tough question? When will I get the G2 mapping and how can I get it for less then $235 (like say $100). Not sure, still looking myself. Good luck with your unit.
     
  7. sealtaco

    sealtaco bbqseals

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    Deal fell through. Oh well, I am still considering the Raymarine A50D
     

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