Looking to update my electronics need help

IM2MONEY

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Aug 7, 2007
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Huntington Beach CA
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Jimmy
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Boston whaler 19
Hi guys I'm looking for some help. I'm looking to update my electronics on my 17 ft center console. I've been looking at the Raymarine A78 vs Lowrance gen 2 HDS 7 touch. If you have any pros or cons it would help me out. I've also thought about the Raymarine Dragonfly 7?
 
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spear-fish

Something smells fishey
Aug 26, 2005
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Mike
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77 Skippy 20 Open OB Spear-Fish III
Hey Jimmy, I had used Furuno stuff for many years and was very happy with it other than the chart plotter was sooooo slooooow. Anyhow, since then, Furuno and pretty much all of the manufactures have gone to digital processing on their sonars which has pretty much made them more like computers. This means that as computer processors have gotten better and the manufacturers have gotten better software designers the industry has exploded and IMHO they all are pretty good, and will continue to leap-frog each other, coming out with new features and faster computer chips. The only draw back I can see right now is the cost of the transducers that are capable of utilizing these new technologies. There are plusses and minuses for all of the units, but I think Garmin is on top right now. Give Gil Travis a shout, he really enjoys educating on the technologies and units available.

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Mike
 
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bman440440

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Sep 8, 2010
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B-MAN
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Heisenberg(20' Maxum), Sip N' Slide (33' 2 deck w/slide) Ships & Giggles (32' double deck pontoon)
Lowrance gen 2 HDS 7 all the way.... you will have a faster learning curve and I personally like the way the menus are set up... and if you don't like the standard menus you can customize them to your liking! but that is just my 2c!
 
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out679

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Aug 7, 2014
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kennedy
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I think you need to change your Furuno stuff, you need to upgrade it. Or if you want find another one, :)
 
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Mar 31, 2004
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Alan
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Parker 2310 WA - Cortez Dreamer
I am also looking to upgrade. I was really interested in the HDS8 Gen 2 but now I see the Simrad NSS Evo2 has very similar features but Structure Scan and CHIRP is already included in the package.
 
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