Ok, I've had it. My chartplotter (Standard Horizon c160) is locking up more and more. I've done everything I can think of, from checking the voltage to sending it back (updated firmware was all they did). So I'm going to replace/upgrade. While I'm at it I'm going to replace the #$%^&* Humminbird depthfinder... sorry I ever bought it. should have done more research but at the time I had to have a replacement right then/there. 500w and will not benefit from a quality 'ducer like the airmars (so I'm told)
So... I'm thinking of either going Furuno 585/Garmin 740, or get fancy and go with a Garmin 4210 and gsd24 sounder, and either setup will have the TM-260 transducer. Of course a lot depends on the fit too.. I still have to measure and see if I can do either, but I'm sure I can... I have my depth/radio/gps all on the helm (24' Hewes) but the 4210 might be a bit massive for the area. If that's the case, then I will got the other route, as I don't want to split screen with the 4208... not much better than the 7" 740.
I don't want to get the 740 sonar version, as running a 7" screen in split screen with the sonar will make each too small to view, IMO. But I do want something bigger than 5", and the touchscreen would be pretty nice to have. Unless anyone can recommend another 7" or so GPS to use with the 585?
so... I'd like to hear feedback from anyone that uses the 4210 with the 24 sounder module- happy? I've talked to a couple of dealers on TheHullTruth, and been told it's on par, or close, with the 585. The idea of having the 10" screen for either the GPS or the sonar would be nice... especially the sonar for dropping shrimp pots.
I know you can't go wrong with the Furuno, and that's my failsafe plan.
Thx for any input