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Offline AJFishin

Garmin Plus 64CV
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:04:50 PM »
I've had my Huminbird Helix 5 for about a year now and it was a great unit, but I just couldn't get used to the menus, so I decided to go back to Garmin.
Today I just finished up installing my new Garmin exchoMAP PLUS 64CV and I really like it.  I was originally going with the  74CV that I bought, but decided to go with the 64CV  because of the size and upgrades.

While doing the wiring , I came a cross an old thread of mine from a few years ago when I installed my old Garmin 44dv, which came in handy when connecting the wires and getting NMEA 0183 to work properly with the unit.. :cha:
In case someone wants that information .
http://www.arimaowners.com/index.php?topic=11141.msg130745#msg130745

Garmin 64cv


Aother reason for going back to Garmin was the backlite buttons for night fishing


Super-ducer VS HB Helix ducer  :bigshock:
« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 08:50:18 PM by AJFishin »
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
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Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2018, 08:50:54 PM »
Looking good AJ :smile1: I like the ram mount. Please post some screenshots when you get it all dialed in. Oh, and your right, that transducer is like a mini submarine  :bigshock: Does it have downscan and chirp all in one?
2018 Sea Chaser 16, Honda BFP60

Offline croaker stroker

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #2 on: December 11, 2018, 09:09:47 PM »

Looks good. I like that stainless transducer bracket.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2018, 10:57:24 AM »
Thanks. yes the unit has an all in one downscan and CHIRP  and the SS bracket is nice to go back too.
Going to be interesting to use the "activecaptain" with my phone and unit. I guess it will be easier to see when my wife texts me how many fish did I catch  :jester:

I haven't screwed down my wire yet, but here's a picture of my 3rd trim tab transducer :jester:
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
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Offline SeaRun1

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2018, 05:23:33 PM »
Did you consider getting the spray shield for the transducer?  I have read that some people have a significant rooster tail/spray problem with these big Garmin transducers.  I am getting ready to put mine in is why I ask.

SR1
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1986 Lund 16’ Cutthroat Chaser

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 09:28:38 PM »
Did you consider getting the spray shield for the transducer?  I have read that some people have a significant rooster tail/spray problem with these big Garmin transducers.  I am getting ready to put mine in is why I ask.

SR1

No I haven't bought the shield yet, still waiting to go out and give it a try to see what kind of rooster tail it gives off. My previous Garmin gave an impressive rooster tail, shot above my outboard :doh:. If I get a tail I'll probably break down and get another shield.

Which Garmin unit did you get?
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

Offline SeaRun1

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 10:23:38 PM »
I was afraid of that...  I bought a ECHOMAP Plus 94sv.  I need to take out the Lowrance HDS 9 first.  Hopefully the spray isn’t too bad.

SR1
2005 Arima Sea Ranger 19 HT Woodie
1986 Lund 16’ Cutthroat Chaser

Offline croaker stroker

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 10:38:15 PM »
« Last Edit: December 13, 2018, 11:36:29 PM by Croaker Stroker »
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1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

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Offline HntnFsh

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2018, 05:57:20 AM »
If your talking about the transducer, how would you ever keep it positioned right? Every time you moved the trim tab it would change the transducer angle.
2005 Sea Ranger 19HT
2018 Suzuki DF140

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Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2018, 09:00:46 AM »
Agree - really like the ram mount, and the Garmin.

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2018, 10:28:07 AM »
CS always thinking outside of the box  :jester:

I have a piece of thin aluminum plate that I might try to fab a shield out of, I'll just have to find the right length ss screws. If no bueno, I'll order a shield.

To see if I can lower my FF down some and  still be able to see my gauge, I bought a smaller RAM arm, so we'll see :shrug9:
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

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Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2018, 10:37:49 AM »
Aj, if you can get the ducer setup just right you might 🤞be ok. I found that on the Arima I can run the ducers a bit higher than I could on other boats and still be able to hold bottom at speed. I like to have the trailing end of the ducer angle just a tad down. My spray came from having the ducer and trim tabs so close together
« Last Edit: December 14, 2018, 10:42:55 AM by Fisherdv »
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Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #12 on: December 14, 2018, 11:50:46 AM »
Sounds good Fisher, I'll have to give it a try 👍
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

Offline croaker stroker

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2018, 10:30:07 AM »
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2018, 04:39:18 PM »
The Garmin units are on Flash sale at West Marine....

https://www.westmarine.com/garmin-flash-sale?cm_mmc=EM-_-National_remain-_-NA-_-BANR1001

I saw that too :facepalm: and I don't want to say what I did, but a package will be showing up at my house next week :redface:
« Last Edit: December 15, 2018, 04:42:19 PM by AJFishin »
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #15 on: December 19, 2018, 10:46:55 PM »
Look what arrived today :redface:

Here's my new Garmin echomap plus 74cv, with touchscreen. :biggrin:
I first saw the West Marine "flash sale" on this unit and it was listed for $499, but when I did a search, I found the GPS Store had it for the same price and Google Express gave an extra 20% off for first time purchases.
I called WM and I tried to take advantage of WM price match with the GPS Store, but WM wouldn't budge on the tax, so I went with the GPS store and paid $479 including 3 day shipping, Merry Christmas to me 🎅 :jester:
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

Offline croaker stroker

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #16 on: December 19, 2018, 11:46:53 PM »

Woo Hoo !!   :party:   
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Online Fisherdv

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #17 on: December 20, 2018, 06:04:50 AM »
 :applause: I knew that’s what you did AJ. CS is costing us money. There’s a few things that I want too  :biggrin:
2018 Sea Chaser 16, Honda BFP60

Offline croaker stroker

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2018, 07:59:20 AM »

Triple points today at Westmarine. I got back $110 in Westmarine “bucks” off the sale price of my ff.
1987 - 17' Sea Pacer - 2004 Evinrude 90 E-tec
1985 - 15' Sea Sprinter - **SOLD**

"Ex Tridente Pax”. 🇺🇸

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #19 on: December 20, 2018, 11:10:58 AM »
:applause: I knew that’s what you did AJ. CS is costing us money. There’s a few things that I want too  :biggrin:

I couldn't resist :facepalm:  :jester:
First 74cv, older version, I got for $399, then decided on the 64cv plus non-touchscreen for $450, then CS mentioned the Westmarine flash sale and oh boy :jester:
But not a bad upgrade for only $80, so in a round about way, thank you CS :biggrin:
I wanted to buy from WM so I can get WM bucks, but just couldn't make the deal happen with WM. Maybe I should have mentioned I know CS 🤔 :jester:
« Last Edit: December 20, 2018, 11:20:00 AM by AJFishin »
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

Offline HntnFsh

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #20 on: December 20, 2018, 05:31:48 PM »

Triple points today at Westmarine. I got back $110 in Westmarine “bucks” off the sale price of my ff.

Does WM let you use your points on that purchase? Or do you have to use them on a future purchase?
2005 Sea Ranger 19HT
2018 Suzuki DF140

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2018, 12:48:36 PM »
Just finished the install of my 74cv, fits well and the RAM mount seems to be enough. I'll probably do some rearranging of my dash later on.
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

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Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #22 on: December 31, 2018, 08:49:02 PM »
Nice! That ram mount looks good. Hopefully you can try out the new setup soon. The wind has been crazy here. My left side backyard fence got blown down last night   :hoboy:
2018 Sea Chaser 16, Honda BFP60

Offline AJFishin

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #23 on: January 01, 2019, 07:23:06 AM »
Thanks Fisher. I think I will be able to tackle rearranging everything in the next few weeks.
Yeah wind was crazy here last night too and we're getting ready to head up to the Rose Parade now were they're expecting high winds today. I'm about 10 minutes from the parade route and right now it's not windy, but it's bone chilling cold.
1996 Sea Chaser 16, 2018 Suzuki DF60AV
1987 Sea Chaser 17, 1987 Johnson V4 90

My SC17 project videos:
www.youtube.com/socalseachaser

Online Fisherdv

Re: Garmin Plus 64CV
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2019, 09:06:46 AM »
Thanks Fisher. I think I will be able to tackle rearranging everything in the next few weeks.
Yeah wind was crazy here last night too and we're getting ready to head up to the Rose Parade now were they're expecting high winds today. I'm about 10 minutes from the parade route and right now it's not windy, but it's bone chilling cold.
What????? Cold in 😎  So. Cal?  :shrug9: It has been really cold here too.
2018 Sea Chaser 16, Honda BFP60

 

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