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Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

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Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby saratoga Tue Nov 10, 2015 6:54 pm

Hey guys my old sounder is on the blink, not picking up signals anymore. Any suggestions on a good reliable combo unit that will not break the bank? Just want clean clear soundings nothing complex to run. Any suggestions or even good stores to visit would be great. I was thinking chs marine in collingwood? Cheers, Mick


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby skifalls Tue Nov 10, 2015 7:27 pm

What suburb, I'm sure Moose will see and provide some feedback


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby sandakan Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:50 pm

I've been looking at the Lowrance Elite 7 Chirp. Seems pretty good for the money. My mate has the Raymarine Dragonfly but I find little things annoying like doing adjustments on the go, but I'm coming from a Lowrance HDS 5 so maybe I'm just not use to it.


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby spokesc Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:35 am

ch smith has the elite 7 for $799 at the moment free post


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby Jamie_fisho Wed Nov 11, 2015 7:40 am

I would take the Raymarime over the lowrance


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby big cods Wed Nov 11, 2015 8:24 am

ch smith has the elite 7 for $799 at the moment free post
I think you will find that's without the mapping card, you can find them for around $899 with the gold card included, the other advantage of the Elite is it also has downscan.


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby sandakan Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:56 am

Some are advertising that it comes with "Navionics card" just make sure you know which card you are getting. Don't presume it is the gold card. It may be the silver, which maybe fine for you.


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby spokesc Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:58 am

ch smith has the elite 7 for $799 at the moment free post
I think you will find that's without the mapping card, you can find them for around $899 with the gold card included, the other advantage of the Elite is it also has downscan.

it says it come with an xl9 gold card


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby saratoga Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:14 pm

I guess the guys at CHS marine in collingwood are good to chat with? Do they fit it to the boat etc? I am no expert on that stuff and dont want to wire it wrong or set it up poorly? Also I am in greensborough prepared to travel too for good deal. Thanks for the advice so far. The Lowrance 7 sounds ok. Is it user friendly? Mick


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Re: Sounder / GPS combo $1000 ball park?

Postby chocolatemoose Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:25 pm

the elite7 chirp isnt too shabby. solid unit. one of the easiest to use and it suits most people. the Garmin 75dv is the same price point . better mapping options and build quality. little harder to use.
for not much more you can go the simrad GO7 and have the benifits of touch screen and 10htz gps

more than welcome to come take a sticky beak at the giant wall of electronics here :)


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