Replacing Gamin 5208 with a larger screen

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Phillip Gaines, Feb 22, 2018.

  1. Phillip Gaines

    Phillip Gaines Member

    45
    Jul 9, 2013
    Rome, Georgia
    2004 Sundancer 460
    Cummings 480CE
    we are taking delivery of a 460 in a couple weeks and it has Garmin Radar, Fusion sound system and a Garmin 5208. I was hoping to put in a bigger chart plotter. Is there a larger chart plotter Garmin makes that's kind of plug and play so to speak or will this be more complicated. Thanks for any help.
     
  2. thosmann1

    thosmann1 Member

    80
    Jan 19, 2009
    Key west Florida
    500 Searay Sundancer
    Cummins QSM11's
    Hi Phillip,

    Yes, go to the Garmin site. All Garmin MFDs are plug and play. Or, You may want to try and get a 7212 touch screen. Definitely plug and play and phased out they are really priced right if you can find one new in box. The preowned 7212s are around $1500-$1700. A 7612 New is $3500-$3900 discounted.
    I currently have a 7212, 4810, HDX 6kw Radar, VHF 300 AIS, all networked through NMEA 2k. Good luck!

    Bow Tie
     
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
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  3. Phillip Gaines

    Phillip Gaines Member

    45
    Jul 9, 2013
    Rome, Georgia
    2004 Sundancer 460
    Cummings 480CE
    Thanks you so much...... Looking now. Have a great day
     
  4. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 8212, 741 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    Aside from screen size, the 5XXX Garmins weren't compatible with Fusion stereos. That was one of my motivations to upgrade from my 5212. I really like having the audio interface on the plotter. I still use the in-dash remote for volume, but I manage everything else from the app or the Garmin.
     
  5. Phillip Gaines

    Phillip Gaines Member

    45
    Jul 9, 2013
    Rome, Georgia
    2004 Sundancer 460
    Cummings 480CE
    Great information. Thank you so much
     

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