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Offline RileyS13

Finally pulled the trigger on this unit after over a year of hemming and hawing. Could be that the $489 price tag at Sportsman's Warehouse helped me make up my mind   :mememe:  So, now I'm wondering about which charts to buy since 73 is inland waters and I want both coastal and inland for the western US. Looking at Garmin Navionics+ vs "...Vision+" US west. Is the Vision+ worth the extra $60 or so? I know it's ultimately a personal use thing, but I have zero fishfinder experience combined with almost zero local SF Bay area fishing experience, so I will probably be pretty wowed by the lower-priced charts but don't want to find out later that the extra dinero would have added something I'll ultimately want (OK, mebbe a little FOMO, but it's up against some ancient Scottish blood!) Hmmmm, Black Friday approacheth...

Planning to pick up a Standard Horizon gx2400 soon, too, so I'll need to figure on NMEA2000 in the installation process and any advice there would be much appreciated even if it is just a link to good reads. Wish my old Honda 90 could be tied in :-(

FWIW, I was planning on sharing the info about the deal for my fellow Arima Owners to jump on, but it was a mis-price that they elected to honor (Thank you, Sportmans!) On the other hand, maybe it was a chainwide oops, so if you're in the market, it might be worth swinging by your local Sportmans  :shrug9: This was at the store in Fairfield, CA and I'm pretty sure they corrected the pricing on the one other unit they had on the shelf.
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Re: Garmin Echomap UHD 73sv w/GT56 - looking for installation and chart advice
« Reply #1 on: November 20, 2022, 08:37:36 AM »
I've got the Nav+.  Didn't spend the extra $60 on the Vision+.  But, money was (and still is) an object so I was kind of "cutting corners".  I do like the Nav+.

I'm happy with the Nav+.

Since I cannot compare what I never had, I cannot tell you if the extra $60 is worth it.  But, I'm happy with what I do have.

Hope it helps?
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Offline RileyS13

Re: Garmin Echomap UHD 73sv w/GT56 - looking for installation and chart advice
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2022, 06:48:37 PM »
Cool! My funds are definitely not limitless, either, so this is good to hear. Thanks!
2001 17' Sea Ranger, Honda BF90

 

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