Join Date: Nov 2006
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I have a Garmin 3206 head unit, GSD 20 sounder and a GMR 18HD dome for radar. I love this set up and it cost under 1600 for the whole setup. (the GSD20 was a refurb though) I shopped around and found the best price at getfeetwet.com It's the only thing I've bought from them but my dad got an identical set up from them as well with no complaints so far. The only weak link in this system is the GSD 20. If you are like me and like to keep your electronics up and running while at anchor (for both the low water alarm and the fun of playing with your toys.) then you are at risk of "Snapping" your transducer. (By snapping I mean breaking). If you give an undervoltage to your GSD 20, like when you start your engine while the electonics are on, and your engine is a little cranky (pun intended) and it drops the battery down a bit, bad new for the ducer. I'm having a voltage limiter made for the GSD circuit. I found an electronics nut who volenteered to make it for me if I buy the parts (blank board, resisters and caps). I'll let you know how it goes. Sorry for rambling on, I've been deployed (to the bad place) and have decided not to put my boat in this year and it's making me a bit boat crazy.
~Sunk, Salvaged, Refitted, Sailing!