RobVan Posted March 31, 2020 Report Share Posted March 31, 2020 My Garmin chartplotter died. I tried troubleshooting (it is getting power to the plug) and exchanged emails with Garmin (they finally recommended replacing as they no longer support this model). I liked the unit as it had the features I needed. Garmin is recommending replacing with a 742xs plus. I thought I would reach out to the wisdom of the forum about a replacement. My current 740s is flush mounted in my console so would be preferable to have another unit with the same or very close dimensions. I am using a separate GPS antenna and have the unit connected to a NMEA backbone. I also have a Garmin fuel transducer wired to the backbone and interfaced to the 740S display. Don't really need a high end depthfinder as most of my time is spent in very shallow water (and mostly grass or mud bottom). I would like reuse my existing transducer if possible just save the hassle of running a new cable. Whatchyall think? Buy the 742? And where to buy - seems like the price is around $1100 everywhere. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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