Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21 January 2014, 16:26   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: telford
Make: shakespeare
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150 optimax
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 300
garmin 750 vs echo vs 751

am thinking of treating myself to a new toy and would welcome any opinions on the differences between the 750s the echomap 70s and the gpsmap 751. have been saveing my pennies for a 750s but now the new models are available i dont know what to do.
i was originally set on one of the lowrance hd series but i went into yacht shop on holyhead marina and had a chat with james who seemed to be the owner, he sold the lowrance and garmin stuff and told me that they sell around 9 garmin to every lowrance mostly because the garmin is more user friendly and hinted that i should possibly wait for a bit to see what the new models are like,

markg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 January 2014, 16:48   #2
hadd's Avatar
Country: UK - England
Town: Manchester
Boat name: "mr Jingles"
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: 130 Etec
MMSI: 235074968
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,393
I have the Garmin 750 & think it's a great unit not sure on the other 2 units

Member of S.A.B.S NW Division
You're only here once so
Live every day as if it's your last!
hadd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21 January 2014, 23:13   #3
Country: Germany
Town: StPetersburg Russia
Boat name: Black Hawk
Make: OSPREY Vipermax 7m
Length: 7m +
Engine: ETEC G2 250 H.O.
MMSI: 211579640
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 421
Send a message via Skype™ to Bushrider
I have the smaller 720 and like it and now on Black Hawk also the Raymarine E7 hybrid .
The touchscreens are great as long it is not too wet around you .
Look at the comments from Appleattaque ( Paul Lemmer + John Aldis ) and Hot Lemon ( Mike Deacon ) in the Round Ireland special in the last RIB & Powerboat magazin regarding their experience with touch screen plotters . They brought it with their words to the point that when it is rough and you need it most the screen develops their own life .
Mike described it as "dangerous" and John even wrote "who developed touchscreens has never been in an open boat"
ETEC - each stroke is a power stroke
Bushrider is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:50.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.