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Garmin Striker CV

#1 Post by chris268 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 2:49 pm

Hi guys,

Is anyone here using a Garmin Striker CV? https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/576388 If so, do you have any feedback on performance that you can share? Can the transducer be installed in the hull using marine goop?

I've got a Garmin Echo 300c installed in the hull and has been going strong for nearly 5 years now but am looking to upgrade in the coming months. If there are any other sounders around the same price worth looking at, also compatible with a in hull install, let me know.

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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#2 Post by NorthSIKer » Tue Feb 07, 2017 7:50 pm

Hey - for anyone who knows - what is the difference between the cv and the dv (both Garmin Striker). They look the same?

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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#3 Post by FishnDive » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:12 pm

NorthSIKer wrote:Hey - for anyone who knows - what is the difference between the cv and the dv (both Garmin Striker). They look the same?

DV = Down view
CV= its replacement Clear View,
The clear view models have Chirp transducers
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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#4 Post by NorthSIKer » Wed Feb 08, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks,

The specs seem to suggest both have CHIRP. The CV has a 'better' CHIRP?

And is the CV replacing or complementing the DV (sorry for all the Qs)?

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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#5 Post by FishnDive » Wed Feb 08, 2017 10:04 pm

NorthSIKer wrote:Thanks,

The specs seem to suggest both have CHIRP. The CV has a 'better' CHIRP?

And is the CV replacing or complementing the DV (sorry for all the Qs)?
Sorry I meant to write 'different' in front of Chirp transducers.
Apparently there was some kind of patent issue so the Down Vu wording and rating of the transducers was also altered to circumvent this. Functionally I'm not sure how much difference you'd notice between them because a scanning transducer can send all the info it likes, it's how the unit processes the info that becomes important, and I'm not sure if that part has changed. Be interesting to see what the local dealers are saying.
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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#6 Post by jordo+ » Sat Feb 11, 2017 8:25 am

I use the striker 4dv. I have it mounted in hull and get crystal clear imaging, both traditional sonar and down view (clear view). Just keep in mind the gps can't take navionics or any other gps background software, you just mark your spot against a blank screen. All in all I am extremely happy with mine and find it a lot better than the dragonly 4 pro I use to use (a much more expensive unit). For value for money you cant go wrong.
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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#7 Post by chris268 » Mon Apr 24, 2017 7:16 pm

Thanks all - i might upgrade from my older Echo 300c to the Striker 4CV shortly.

If anyone else has feedback on these units, please feel free to post your opinions.

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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#8 Post by skinnee » Mon Apr 24, 2017 10:03 pm

chris268 wrote:Thanks all - i might upgrade from my older Echo 300c to the Striker 4CV shortly.

If anyone else has feedback on these units, please feel free to post your opinions.
go to bbcboards - gamrin forum , plenty of info there

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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#9 Post by chris268 » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:02 am

Ill check it out.

I also emailed Garmin as initially they told me they didn't recommend or support in hull installs, but then i found that they're selling foam surrounds for in hull i installs for kayaks...

https://buy.garmin.com/en-AU/AU/p/515726#overview

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Re: Garmin Striker CV

#10 Post by NorthSIKer » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:25 pm

I've got my Striker DV shooting through carbon/innegra hull and appears to work just fine.

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