Jump to content
Virginia Beach Fishing

You can support VBSF.net by becoming a GOLD SUPPORTER Today!

   
Sign in to follow this  

Recommended Posts

VBSF.net | Fishing Reports From Virginia Beach VA To Hatteras NC 

Also how much do he and his boat travel- some units are preloaded with charts and others require chips. It can make a big difference in the long run. If preloaded does the manufacturer support you with updates?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are Garmins and there are ding-a-lings.

 

A friend, while still on active duty, was part of the DOD acquisition program for GPS when it was still a classified program. He said they tested all brands and Garmin came out on top - hands down.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you are looking for a great unit at a reasonable cost, the garmin 540S has all the bells and whistles. Combine this with a thru hull transducer and you have all the capacity you could ever want. The unit has an SD chip slot for free upgrades from Garmin and you can purchase a g2 vision HD card for some really cool features. The unit can be purchased new for about $500 plus the transducer and antenna. If you really want to do it right have a certified NEMA 2000 tech install and the warranty will be extended to 2 years from the normal 1. Or you can buy it on an American Express card and get the extended coverage they offer for free. I have been using the big brother(5212 & 4208) to this unit and have been very much impressed for inshore and offshore fishing and navigating. Just google the Garmin 540s or you can buy it at West Marine from Chris at the Great Neck Road store. They are having a Port Supply days starting today if you know someone with an account.

 

 

Good Luck,

 

Capt. Glenn Bregman

USCG Master

Pringo Charters, LLC

757-714-5877

captglenn.bregman@gmail.com

www.lolosreeldeal.com

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are Garmins and there are ding-a-lings.

 

A friend, while still on active duty, was part of the DOD acquisition program for GPS when it was still a classified program. He said they tested all brands and Garmin came out on top - hands down.

Thanks Alot for the Help

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are Garmins and there are ding-a-lings.

 

A friend, while still on active duty, was part of the DOD acquisition program for GPS when it was still a classified program. He said they tested all brands and Garmin came out on top - hands down.

 

Figures we never got any Garmin products, They went with a hand held called a DAGAR made by Rockwell Collins the same manufacturer that makes lots of other military communication gear. The DAGAR is ok very similar to the old Garmin GPS 12 works great out in the open but god forbid you get in some tree cover or in a deep valley.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I really like the Raymarine C series displays and with the customization available you can slowly build your electronics package over time by buying the different modules and adding them in. The Display comes standard with a built in 50 channel GPS receiver and a SD card loaded with Navionics charts. In addition you can control your display wireless with a I phone, I pad or android phone as well as pull up the display on this device, a neat feature that comes in more handy than you would think. The C series when paired with the available sonar module is outstanding great clarity underwater and excellent sensitivity and you can fish it in deep water just fine. The only down side would be the cost.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×