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Offline nova

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garmin striker 4
« on: Feb 23, 2019, 08:55 AM »
HAS ANYONE BEEN USING A GARMIN STRIKER 4 WITH THE ICE FISHING BUNDLE.  IF SO HOW HAS IT BEEN WORKING, AND HOW WOULD YOU COMPARE IT TO YOUR VEX MARCUM HUMMININGBIRD UNITS IF YOU HAVE A "DEDICATED ICE UNIT".  I HAVE A VEXILAR FL 8SE AND WAS WONDERING IF I WOULD GAIN ANYTHING GETTING THE ICE BUNDLE FOR MY GARMIN.  THANKS

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #1 on: Feb 23, 2019, 09:06 AM »
I got one for my son and it's a pretty impressive unit, lots of screens to chose from, depth is as accurate as my marcum, plus it has GPS.

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #2 on: Feb 23, 2019, 09:30 AM »
THANK YOU ALSO ANOTHER QUESTION I HAVE THE STRIKER 4 WITH DOWN VU ARE YOU ABLE TO USE THE DOWN VU OPTION WITH THE ICE DUCER

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #3 on: Feb 23, 2019, 09:45 AM »
Not sure about that, don't have that option on mine.

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #4 on: Feb 23, 2019, 09:53 AM »
OK THANK YOU

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #5 on: Feb 23, 2019, 10:35 PM »
I just got this unit, trying it in the morning for the first time. I will report back. Did a lot of research before getting this unit. Lots of good reviews
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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #6 on: Feb 23, 2019, 10:48 PM »
It works well, helped my son catch a few more fish and we've only used it a couple of times, but it seems to be a solid unit, easy to use and plays well with my marcum.

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2019, 07:46 PM »
Does this unit have bottom zoom?  I can't tell from the description I find on line.

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #8 on: Feb 28, 2019, 07:47 PM »
Does this unit have bottom zoom?  I can't tell from the description I find on line.

yes it does

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #9 on: Feb 28, 2019, 07:48 PM »
Yes

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #10 on: Feb 28, 2019, 09:40 PM »
We fished last weekend for a few hours during the night with 3 of us crammed in a shanty with a Showdown 5.6 dual beam, a vex fl-8 and the garmin striker 4 and I didn't have to adjust the striker 4 which surprised me.  I added the ice ducer and fish alot of shallow water and can  manually adjust to 24 degrees which is nice.  I feel that i did gain some with this unit but time will tell and it's nice knowing it's an easy hookup to the kayak.  For the money it's a great unit.

I guess if I had to give it a negative it would be the wiring to the battery and charger are a little frail.  If I break one I'll have to redesign that setup.

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #11 on: Feb 28, 2019, 10:04 PM »
We fished last weekend for a few hours during the night with 3 of us crammed in a shanty with a Showdown 5.6 dual beam, a vex fl-8 and the garmin striker 4 and I didn't have to adjust the striker 4 which surprised me.  I added the ice ducer and fish alot of shallow water and can  manually adjust to 24 degrees which is nice.  I feel that i did gain some with this unit but time will tell and it's nice knowing it's an easy hookup to the kayak.  For the money it's a great unit.

I guess if I had to give it a negative it would be the wiring to the battery and charger are a little frail.  If I break one I'll have to redesign that setup.

Yea, hate to have to unhook battery to charge it, only thing I don't like about, other than that it's a great unit.

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Re: garmin striker 4
« Reply #12 on: Mar 11, 2019, 04:44 PM »
anyone using this unit mounted to a handle bar or dashboard, then taking it into a shanty? Thanks

 



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