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#10983155 - 07/17/15 10:36 AM Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv
rb7764 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 1992
Loc: Frisco, TX, USA
Looking to buy a new graph and the salesman at BPS highly recommended the Garmin Echomap 93sv over similar Lowrance. His rationale was that if I did not care about touch screen capability (which I don't), then the Garmin had equal if not better down and side imaging, etc. for substantially less $$$.

Thoughts?

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#10983166 - 07/17/15 10:41 AM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
The fish whisperer Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 02/05/13
Posts: 106
Loc: Longview, Tx.
I agreee with the salesman. I absolutely love my 93. I'm buying a second one for the front of my boat this weekend.

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#10983861 - 07/17/15 03:36 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
Fishin Machine Offline
TFF Celebrity

Registered: 04/14/04
Posts: 7028
Loc: WV
Love my 73sv, same as 93sv just smaller. Have not had it out as much as I like but what I see I like.

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#10984163 - 07/17/15 06:38 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
Epic backlash Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Buy it!!!! I was a big fan of the birds until I seen Garmin...... My predictions are that Garmin will lead the marine electronic market soon.

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#10984462 - 07/17/15 09:29 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
Matt Jackson Offline
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Registered: 03/18/09
Posts: 922
Loc: Rockwall, Tx
I have nothing to say about Garmin other then wow.
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#10984486 - 07/17/15 09:42 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
Posts: 6609
Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
plug it in,..turn it on,..all set up,..catch fish. LOve it.

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#10984585 - 07/17/15 10:34 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3855
Loc: crowley
does it have chrip?
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#10984605 - 07/17/15 10:46 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: coachallentca]
Epic backlash Offline
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Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Originally Posted By: coachallentca
does it have chrip?


They come with a [censored] load of lakes loaded on them but for $200 you can buy the garmin lakes hd (or something like that) and they are very detailed.... Kinda like Google earth. It's har mariners eye view and fish eye view that's really cool too.

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#10984943 - 07/18/15 08:59 AM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3855
Loc: crowley
Chrip does not have anything to do with maps.
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#10985245 - 07/18/15 01:03 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: coachallentca]
rb7764 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 1992
Loc: Frisco, TX, USA
Thanks for all of the input. Sounds like a winner to me.

Regarding CHIRP - from the Garmin website, the 93sv does not appear to be CHIRP capable, though other units are (more $$$).

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#10985514 - 07/18/15 04:17 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
Epic backlash Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 06/22/15
Posts: 582
Loc: Texas
Could be wrong but I don't think any Garmin units have Chirp..... And again....I could be wrong

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#10985634 - 07/18/15 05:28 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
East Texas Diver Offline
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Registered: 11/07/06
Posts: 155
Loc: Tyler,Tx,
I love my 93SV
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#10985662 - 07/18/15 05:44 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: East Texas Diver]
rb7764 Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 01/08/04
Posts: 1992
Loc: Frisco, TX, USA
R6crew - here is a link to the Garmin website that shows their CHIRP equipped graphs.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/cOnTheWater-bBRAND613-p1.html

Is CHIRP worth the extra ~$500 or $600? Serious question - first I have ever heard of it and don't know anything about it.

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#10987141 - 07/19/15 03:57 PM Re: Thought on Garmin Echomap 93sv [Re: rb7764]
coachallentca Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/19/08
Posts: 3855
Loc: crowley
I love how you have to buy additional stuff.
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