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Offline BigChief

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GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« on: April 18, 2018, 03:50:08 AM »
Looking at getting a much better fishfinder prior to my trip to TML in 66 days. Does anyone out there have a GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv? Any thoughts or reviews of it would be great. I am not looking to spend upwards of $2k for one. And the reviews I have read so far say this is better than a Humminbird. Just wondering if anyone had any feedback on it.

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Re: GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 10:56:48 AM »
Garmin is the leader in sonars now.
With them buying Navionics it will now make their mapping incredible.
I’ve used Garmins and the detail and what they pick up is incredible.
Lots of top anglers have all switched to Garmin now.

The other couple companies are great, Garmin is a step ahead now.

And they own Navionics now!! Should be able to update your unit once everything is in place.

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Re: GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 11:07:27 AM »
2k should get you better than the 73sv

I have 93sv  ( bigger screen) and I paid a lot less canadian.

I love my unit.
I am so glad that I bought it for my boat.
There are way to many options to even use them all.
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Re: GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 11:04:50 PM »
Finalizing a new boat, I have been looking at the Lowrance Hook 2-7 with triple transducer. Looks like great deal to me and on sale at Trombleys this month.

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Re: GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 02:11:55 AM »
@RHYBAK I stated I was not looking to pay upwards of $2k.

I found the Plus 73sv for $750(American) @ Cabela's plus I have $350 in gift cards so out of pocket would only be $400.

Thanks for the info on the 93sv as I believe the only difference is screen size between them.

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Re: GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 03:23:18 AM »
Also @RHYBAK have you created any of the Quickdraw maps with your 93sv? And would you be interested in sharing them? I was going to sign up and look in the Quickdraw community to try and get a head of the game a bit.

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Re: GarminŽ echoMAP Plus 73sv thoughts or reviews
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 07:40:47 AM »
No. i have not had a chance to play with Quickdraw yet.
Kipawa is part of the Garmin mapping system.

The unit is still to new to me.
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