Garmin Striker 7" sounder

Has anyone used or heard much about the Garmin Striker Saunders?

I'm looking for a larger screen sounder for my tinny and these are going cheap at the moment. Chasing any good or bad opinions on them before forking out cash.

Cheers


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Striker

Tue, 2018-01-16 13:00

They seem to be good value if you don't need pre-loaded maps to guide you.  The striker GPS only shows where you have been and any marks you make. Other than that it doesn't have any map detail. 

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 Yeah I'll still run my

Tue, 2018-01-16 16:02

 Yeah I'll still run my lowrance sounder/plotter alongside it. They seem like good value for what i need.

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 Ive run a striker 7dv on my

Wed, 2018-01-17 15:23

 Ive run a striker 7dv on my tinny for the last 18months or so, reckon for the price theyre hard to go by. 

I find the 77/200khz along with the 455/800khz in the one transducer pretty handy as i do a mix of inshore creek/offshore 50-100m plus fishing. The gps is basic but is good enough to plot your way through creek mouths and save spots out and about, i just run navionics on the phone to get a rough idea of possible spots then search around and save them on the sounder out there. 

The new striker plus model has a proper mapping system but think its limited to 2million acres, could be worth a look for 600 bucks

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 Cheers, im going to grab

Wed, 2018-01-17 18:49

 Cheers, im going to grab one, i'll just run my old lowrance as my plotter.

Navtronics app is a ripper ive seen it used in an FRC to get a sick crew menber ashore up north, worth its wait in gold i reckon 

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 I've got a Striker 7SV. 

Sat, 2018-01-20 13:11

 I've got a Striker 7SV.  Very happy with it, easy to use, sideview is great.  Ideal for rivers.  I wouldn't get one for bluewater though.  I run mine side by side with a Furuno 587 and there is no comparison.  The furuno is streets in front even with the standard 600w transducer.