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Old 19 November 2006, 07:35   #11
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I've had no problems with my Garmin 178c and most of the problems people seem to have are based on mounting the fish finder/depth finder sender unit on the transom but mine works fine, mounted as per the instructions

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If memory serves it was the transducer people where having problems with, I think that some actually fitted external transducers into the hull for better results by means of encasing it with resin or silkaflex.

I have a Garmin 182c and find it's a great plotter, very user friendly.
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So is your mounted "thru hull" or is it also transom mounted? If I remember correctly you've also got the internal antenna version haven't you James?

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yes it's transom mount type fine upto 32 knots thats as fast as the searider went and I 've got the internal gps antenna as it saves running a wire to the A frame

I moved the transom mount closer to the engine when i fitted the smart tabs and it was still fine

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ive had a couple of 178c's and they are superb, easy to use, etc etc, im looking for another one now and what is the version like with a internal aerial?? are they as good????? sorry to nick your thread but have to know!!! thanks
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Old 19 November 2006, 13:49   #15
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ha ha , this is fun!!!! more !!!
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I have a Garmin 182C inherited with the boat and works fine. Added a Garmin Sounder - cheapest one I could get at the boat show and has worked fine for the last 2 years on a transom mounted transducer - even at speed.

For propeller repairs try propeller revolutions in Poole - Cobbs Quay

Would also be worth picking up a s/h Laser II 20" for your combination - had one on my SR5.4 with a 90 Mariner and it went well.

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Good to hear lots of people endorsing the Garmin 178c - feeling a bit more positive about that now.
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For propeller repairs try propeller revolutions in Poole - Cobbs Quay

Would also be worth picking up a s/h Laser II 20" for your combination - had one on my SR5.4 with a 90 Mariner and it went well.

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Duncan - thanks for the name of revolutions. I remember having seen their name mentioned in other posts.

Is the Laser II made from stainless or is it Ali? My thoughts had always been that as stainless is so tough, if you do have the misfortune to have a ding then the gearbox is taking all the stress. If your prop is made of ali this is going to bend a lot more - thereby protecting your gearbox somewhat. Opinions anyone ?

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