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different chart configurations on GPS's

1122 Views 5 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  jtulls
since 2007 i bought an use a Garmin 3206 for charts and depth. works fine but i thought i'd update and just bought a lowrance elite 7 hdi. a little bigger screen and i'm sure a better fish finder - that's what all the avertiseing is about. i also bought the update chip Nautic insight Pro hi def marine chart.
BUT i'm not happy at all about its charts. it doesn't give the buoy numbers, no names of bridges or their heights. its very busy with depth contours and land maps (of no interest). do others use Lowrance as a chartplotter or have found what i'm seeing? there is a big difference in price. i'm leaning to go back to Garmin.
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what i've learned since then is to send back the Nautic Pro chip and buy the Navionics chip for the south florida , carribean and all of south america, for about $185. lot of charts for the money . Navionics advertise that its the same setup as paper charts with all the right info. their web site is awesome, the most complete marine charts of the world that you can use with an internet connection of course.
I was going to recommend looking into getting a different chip like the Navionics one, but it sounds like you sorted it all out! I've been using Navionics lately too and agree it's a great for the cost - no issues with it so far.
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