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  1. Garmin GPSMAP 741xs, 721, EchoMap 70s, GCV 10 black box, Airmar tm150 chirp transducer, Garmin GT30-TM transducer, 3 Garmin marine network cables, g2 vision Great Lakes mapping, lakevu Canada $1500 The rest is still on boat. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  2. Hodges marine has the LakeVü ultra cards for $161. Sent from my iPhone using Lake Ontario United
  3. Garmin Panoptix PS30 and PS31 transducers, GPSMAP 741xs, airmar TM150 chirp transducer, BlueChart g2 vision VUS019R charts (Lake Ontario/ eastern basin Lake Erie) $2500 Sent from my iPad using Lake Ontario United mobile app
  4. Garmin. Has Panoptix. It's the real deal. Nothing else like it
  5. I fish out of Olcott a lot. Some advice, change your divers from braid to wire. Short leads off the ball, 10 ft for spin doctors, 20-25 ft for spoons. I very rarely send anything down 100 ft and I still get my share of matures. If you ever go out in the PM out of Olcott the green NBK spin doctor with crinkle green atomik seems to out produce every thing else for me.
  6. I've seen an Atlantic taken out of Erie from Dunkirk area
  7. If cost isn't important then the gpsmap 76xx xsv would be the way to go. They are networkable and can use an all-in-one 2d/side/downview all chirp transducer (gt50/gt51). The gpsmap 7xx xs series would be next (xs = chirp sonar). These are also networkable but need the gcv10 box for chirp sideview. This line may be being phased out. Starting to see price drops on them. The echomap series is compatible with the panoptix (would have to see the compatibility list for specific models). The echo maps are not networkable. I know there are a ton of choices. I currently have a 741xs, 721, and echomap 70s (discontinued) all networked to a gcv10 and gms10.
  8. Yeah it's pretty easy to understand what you're looking at. It really helps to enhance 2D sonar. When both are on you can watch a fish swim in from the side and as it enters the cone of the 2D sonar you watch the 2D mark appear. The 2D helps because its a historical view. The panoptix is real time, so if your not watching the screen as it happens, you can miss it. This is all in the real vu mode. I haven't used the 3D mode much yet. That looks like it has a little more of a learning curve.
  9. I wrote a quick review in 'this old boat' section. In short, I've only had it out twice but love it already. Is it worth the $? Well, that is quite subjective but I'm already picking up as much overtime as possible so I can get the forward view, too. There are a bunch of conversations and info on panoptix on the BBC boards. That's the best info I've found from fresh water fisherman who have experience with the units. They're not all bass fisherman, either. Let me know if there are any more specific questions and I'll answer them the best I can.
  10. Called Garmin customer service. They took note of it and said they would bring it up to engineering to possibly develop a shield. They make a spray shield for some of their other transducers. They just used a design that someone made on another forum. Gonna try to move the transducer higher. I don't believe I need it to be below the transom since I don't need it to read at running speed. The only issue is it could block the forward view. I saw that youtube video. It was the final push for me to pull the trigger.
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