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Old 13 August 2003, 17:59   #1
Country: UK - Scotland
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Garmin blue needed or not?

I have just got (yesterday) my first rib. Zodiac pro 3 with 40hp4st. I can't wait for next week to get her on the water...anyway I am after a Garmin fishfinder and was wondering, for inshore, do I need the 'blue' version or could the non blue do? Any view as to which number to go for...80...100...160?
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Old 14 August 2003, 02:08   #2
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According to the SMG brochure, the standard range of Garmin Fish Finders are designed for freshwater use, ( maybe saltwater is thicker) so they have now brought out the "Blue" seies for saltwater use, with increased power and dual frequency. As the blue series are only a few pounds more I would go for one of those.

As for which model, they all have more or less the same functions, so it's really only a choice of size. Normally, biggest is best, just make sure you have room on your console!

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I agree with Dirk Diggler it is wiser to go for the blue, I have tried both in our salty water and there are defenately difference between them and the blue line gives better performance and hold better up to speed. No questioin take the blue series.
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