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Old 21 September 2010, 04:49   #1
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what gps and other electronics

Any suggestions for GPS / fish finders. I have seen the garmin 551 but the screen looks quite small. i have ordered a new rib so looking to kit it out with some decent electronics.

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Any suggestions for GPS / fish finders. I have seen the garmin 551 but the screen looks quite small. i have ordered a new rib so looking to kit it out with some decent electronics.

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IMHO Garmin are leading the way at the moment in terms of value, really packing lots of functionality into small and well priced packages.

The next step up from the 551 (the 556 has the same size screen but more pixels) is the 750, similar height but with a wide screen to lots more info on view. Expect to pay about 869.00 ex vat.
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thanks malthouse, the 750 looks good, i cant seem to find out if the sonar is actually included, do you know any good websites with more info? the garmin website one is pretty basic.
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I've got the Garmin 4008. Excellent bit of kit.
But there again I've never used anything else, so can't really compare.
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thanks malthouse, the 750 looks good, i cant seem to find out if the sonar is actually included, do you know any good websites with more info? the garmin website one is pretty basic.
You need to look for the 750S, with the S denoting sonar ready. Transducers are an extra just because there is such a variety to choose from, but they start at less than 50 quid.
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