Anyone using aGarmin Echomap 95sv

 Hi I'm looking at a new echomap plus and wanted info on what tranducers you are using. The plus comes with the GT52 as standard but I was interested in the GT51 for more powerful side scan. Is there anyone out there that has used either of these, any info would be apreciated also what depths are you able to get side scan to read. I can get the old 95sv chirp packaged with the gt51 but would prefer the new plus as its touch screen as well as buttons. Most of my fishing is in 15m to 40m but would like the ability to go deeper if needed. Cheers


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 I've got the very old model

Tue, 2018-07-17 19:47

 I've got the very old model (before chirp) I think it has the 51. 

The side scan seems to work ok in 20m but that's just idling along.  I haven't tried it in deeper water using.side scan as I usually just use the standard view 

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95 sv plus

Tue, 2018-07-17 20:42

 Clarky I have just purchased the exact set-up 95 sv plus but I managed to shop around a bit and a few places were happy to credit the gt 52 and add in the 51 for an extra $200 ish so worked out around the $1700 mark

Havent had time to fit it up yet but I was out in a mates tub with the same gear and it was pretty impressive hence me getting one

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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Thanks Deep South

Tue, 2018-07-17 21:00

 I might have to try that out on a couple people to see if I can get the same deal. Its good to know that that setup works well. Did you buy local or online, I am in the South West.

 

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Local

Tue, 2018-07-17 21:23

 Got it local mate and I am southwest also , a few mobs in Perth and Freo we're keen to do the same deal and some not just shop around !

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The next time i see that jig will be in the mouth of something big !!

 

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I run the Garmin Echomap 75

Fri, 2018-07-20 06:47

I run the Garmin Echomap 75 sv, get the GT51 Transducer.
The GT52 is only 300Watts and is designed for freshwater lakes fishing.
The GT52 struggles to read bottom in depths 50 mt + or rough when at cruising speed.
The Sidescan on the Gt 52 struggles in murky water also