Marine Electronics

This forum is for general topics. Keep all posts, images, etc safe for those who read the forum at work. Post only that content that you'd want your mama to read. Violators will be banned.
User avatar
Big Oil
Posts: 532
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:01 am
Location: H-Town

Marine Electronics

Post by Big Oil » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:16 pm

I am looking at purchasing a GPS/Depth Finder for my boat (Yes I am keeping it; those of you that fish with me!! Reef where you at??), and was wondering if you guys that play in the salt had any recommendations. I have a flats boat, so will never run to far offshore, but want to be able to find my way back to the boat ramp when I am exploring the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Just curious about any experience you all might have with these devices, and any possible reccomendations you might have.

Also, what more are you getting if the device also has a Chartplotter. Not particularly interested in a handheld either. Everyone at the boat show keeps talking about RayMarine, but they seem to be awfully pricey.

Yes Txfly, the "tourists" will be back on the water in full force this summer!!
If Mangina says no....WE MUST GO!!! "Is that a stingray under the scooter?"

Cal_Delta
Posts: 18
Joined: Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:01 am
Location: Central California
Contact:

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by Cal_Delta » Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:26 pm

the lms522 with the built in gps transducer is money if it's to be a stand alone unit. killer graph and good detail on the maps out of the box. here is shot of the same unit.
Attachments
DSCN1424[1].jpg
DSCN1424[1].jpg (266.26 KiB) Viewed 2625 times
DSCN1314[1].jpg
DSCN1314[1].jpg (328.29 KiB) Viewed 2624 times

User avatar
TokenGirl
Posts: 198
Joined: Fri Aug 17, 2007 1:01 am
Location: A Little North of Cuba

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by TokenGirl » Sat Jan 12, 2008 5:55 am

The new Garmin units are light years ahead of anything else out there, especially when you add the XM Weather. The touch screen is the bomb. The 5212 unit also makes a nice windshield on small skiffs. The only downside is that it will cost more than the $1500 you were going to sell your boat for.

floodtide
Posts: 194
Joined: Sat Dec 02, 2006 1:01 am
Location: Orlando

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by floodtide » Sat Jan 12, 2008 3:15 pm

I have the Garmin 540. I'm happy with it and would buy it again. Mine is a chartplotter only, but Garmin make the same unit in a combo chartplotter/sounder.
"Three generations of imbeciles are enough."

-O.W.H.

User avatar
Reef Runner
Posts: 2160
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:01 am

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by Reef Runner » Sat Jan 12, 2008 6:29 pm

Big Oil wrote:I am looking at purchasing a GPS/Depth Finder for my boat (Yes I am keeping it; those of you that fish with me!! Reef where you at??),

Sweet- now I don't have to worry about that scooter floating anymore. Glad you are keeping her Big Erl. You know that Potlicker is headed to Mexico manana? Boca Paila. That fucker.

User avatar
Big Oil
Posts: 532
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:01 am
Location: H-Town

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by Big Oil » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:48 pm

Reef Runner wrote:
Big Oil wrote:I am looking at purchasing a GPS/Depth Finder for my boat (Yes I am keeping it; those of you that fish with me!! Reef where you at??),

You know that Potlicker is headed to Mexico manana? Boca Paila. That fucker.
Numb nuts bought the wrong tickets (he got the dates wrong), so I donated some of my frequent flier miles to his cause so he wouldn't be out the $800 dollars it costs to by plane tickets two days before you are leaving. I hope he gets some decent photos.

Pretty psyched about keeping the boat. Hopefully, we won't have ridiculous amounts of rainfall this year.
If Mangina says no....WE MUST GO!!! "Is that a stingray under the scooter?"

User avatar
Reef Runner
Posts: 2160
Joined: Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:01 am

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by Reef Runner » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:51 pm

Are you fucking serious? That dipshit gave me the wrong dates- I booked that first flight for him with my miles- that bald headed chicken fucker. Potlicker has sunk to a new low.


:gun POTLICKER

User avatar
Big Oil
Posts: 532
Joined: Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:01 am
Location: H-Town

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by Big Oil » Sat Jan 12, 2008 10:58 pm

Reef Runner wrote:Are you fucking serious? That dipshit gave me the wrong dates- I booked that first flight for him with my miles- that bald headed chicken fucker. Potlicker has sunk to a new low.


:gun POTLICKER
That is too funny. Yeah he realized he had the dates wrong, Saturday to Saturday, when the trip is actually Sunday to Sunday. So I told him I would give him the miles if he needed them. He came over last night, and I got the ticket for him. He is flying out tomorrow at 10:30 in the morning.
If Mangina says no....WE MUST GO!!! "Is that a stingray under the scooter?"

User avatar
m.b.
Posts: 5567
Joined: Sun Dec 10, 2006 1:01 am
Location: U.S.-occupied Texas

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by m.b. » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:11 pm

Tall Mexican Bump.

You're back now. Time to post up the fish porn Potlicker, if you caught anything. Heard rumors of a permit...
III

User avatar
Yard Sale
Posts: 3459
Joined: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:01 am
Location: Walking downstream one step at a time

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by Yard Sale » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:21 pm

Big Oil wrote:I am looking at purchasing a GPS/Depth Finder for my boat (Yes I am keeping it; those of you that fish with me!! Reef where you at??), and was wondering if you guys that play in the salt had any recommendations. I have a flats boat, so will never run to far offshore, but want to be able to find my way back to the boat ramp when I am exploring the Texas and Louisiana coasts. Just curious about any experience you all might have with these devices, and any possible reccomendations you might have.

Also, what more are you getting if the device also has a Chartplotter. Not particularly interested in a handheld either. Everyone at the boat show keeps talking about RayMarine, but they seem to be awfully pricey.

Yes Txfly, the "tourists" will be back on the water in full force this summer!!
Sorry to bump the bump(sounds like an 80s rap song)

But, if ya want a GPS unit with a fishfinder go Garmin. If ya want a fishfinder with gps then hate to say it but Humminbird makes a pretty good one. And if ya want something to do a little of everything look at Raymarine. I can put you in touch with a tech advisor with West Marine who does a lot of bass and near shore fishing if ya want.
[quote="locogringo"]I used to wear those Skagit shorts but they were too loose and sometimes would expose my d loop and my perry poke would fall out.[/]

User avatar
JRH
Posts: 719
Joined: Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:01 am
Location: Fl

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by JRH » Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:46 pm

Get one of the new Garmins. I recently got the 440 and love it. On top of that, Garmin's customer service is great.

Save yourself some $$$$...order your gps from this website:

http://www.scubasteve.biz/


You will save $100 or more. Call and talk to the guy (Neal) if you have any questions.

User avatar
mwk
Posts: 1127
Joined: Mon Oct 29, 2007 1:01 am
Location: High Holin Heaven

Re: Marine Electronics

Post by mwk » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:48 am

I have a garmin 498..........don't make em any more but the loaded maps are great....... sounder is good.

I can run the skiff like I stole it in the dark

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bigguy, EML, fishpimp, fishskibum, pxatim, RFA, Saltan and 62 guests