Garmin 45DV chartplotter & transducer fit to SIB (Aerotec)
I've tagged a few comments/queries onto other threads about upgrading my GPS from a very small screen handheld to a compact 12v fixed unit.
Chose the Garmin EchoMap 45DV with UK mapping and bought a bundle to include the GT20 DownVu transponder... well priced and next day service from Barnet Marine.
Some images below of the unit and comparison with the small screen handheld I've been using for years. I know the 45DV is a compact unit compared to many of the RIB boys kit but the increase in screen size is still worthwhile.
I've not had a depth sounder for years since owning a hard boat but thought I'd buy the transducer which was sold as an extra... just to complete the outfit really.
Paid an extra £30 or so to get the DownVu type transducer over the standard to get the more "TV like" underwater images... no idea if it's a worthwhile upgrade but Garmin obviously think so.
Running on demo mode in the house quite impressed with screen clarity and easy use of the menus. Much more sensitive GPS receiver than the handheld which wouldn't get a fix in the house... this one easily does.