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In process of rigging out 2006 Explorer TV21/ 150 -4 stroke suzuki, and would like some imput on several items. Is anyone familiar with Garmin 178c or Hummingbird787C2, combo gps chartploter/ fishfinder, is so what is your suggestions? Second should trim tabs or whale tail be considered on this boat? Have spoke to corresponded with several on second subject, but would lke more input.

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Trim Tabs are a must for the TV Explorers. MAkes it ride very good in rough water by sticking rhe V in the chop.

I also have a shallow blaster but I never ran it without one so I don't know how much it helps.
 

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Thanks fishnfool for information. Want to try and get what is need before I pick it up. I am a (young )senior fisherman and want a smoooooth ride for my bride of 27 years and myself.
 

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I haven't seen an Explorer without some kind of blaster on it. Tabs help, too. I use the fixed tabs that double as a step to help get into the boat.

For electronics, contact JTBURF on this board. I couldn't beat his prices. I run the Garmin 192C GPS and Raymarine DS600 depth finder...the combo units are fine if they have 12" screens...just too much info for 5" of screen.
 

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if i had to do it again i would not buy a combo unit. i have the 498 garmin. i prefer the old 172c that i had on the previous boat.

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Spend the money and get some hydraulic or electric trim tabs. It will make a huge difference. I like the Benetts better but have had pretty good luck with Lenco too.

Hydraulic steering will be worth the $.

Put a Bob's jackplate on it, too. A good prop and a cavitation plate and you should be good to go.

On my 22' Shoalwater I put on a set of neg trim wedges, any of ya'll using them on the Explorers?

You buying it from Busha?
 

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if its a HUMMIN the fish ain't a COMMIN ,I have bloody knuckles from hitting on mine everytime i go out ,,,,,ITS JUNK .sANTA IS GOING TO UP GRADE ME THIS X-MAS
 
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