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#11228873 - 11/17/15 08:37 AM Garmin echomap 73sv
Coachzee Offline
Angler

Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 424
Loc: Ray hubbard
Does anybody have an opinion about this unit? How it compares to the bird and lowrance one in its same class? Bass pro is having a Black Friday sale on it and I do not have any side scan on the boat and am very intrigued by the price. I am scouring reviews on the internet about it and would like to hear you, the pros, thoughts about it. Thanks for any feedback!!
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#11229624 - 11/17/15 03:00 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
PlanoKeith Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 01/13/11
Posts: 3408
Loc: Plano Texas
Nick It sounds like a good unit. Comparing it to the new Helix 9 SI the only difference is mapping cards. I don't think it will take Navionics. But everything else is the same.
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#11229640 - 11/17/15 03:12 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
I have the 93SV,..sweet..! love the easy use.

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#11229892 - 11/17/15 05:55 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
Coachzee Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 424
Loc: Ray hubbard
Thx Keith and Jim. Keep the feedback coming if you have some. How clear is the DI and SI? Can you tell a difference in quality from a bird garmin lowrance unit? Is it just as sharp? I have liked all the info I have seen and read on the web so far about the unit.
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#11231746 - 11/18/15 03:24 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
JIM SR. Offline
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Registered: 09/25/06
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Loc: NRH/Fork again ! GET THE NET
Garmin has great customer service, I've called them a couple of times and nothing but great.
I lost the cover for mine and they sent me a new one for nothing,..about a 25$ cover.
My screens are crystal clear, easy to change and select. The gps boots up in seconds..I like that.

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#11232609 - 11/19/15 06:59 AM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
gborg Offline
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Registered: 02/03/06
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#11235574 - 11/20/15 07:40 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
LeoCruz Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 28
Loc: Gainesville,Tx
Hey man u may wanna wait till mid Dec or early Jan bc the new garmins will b out with chirp side scan n down scan on a 7in screen for $500 I think there called the striker series they might already b available on there web site
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#11236801 - 11/21/15 03:46 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 6835
Loc: Richardson TX
Thanks, Leo! Just read up on it. Wow lots of packed features for the price. I till have the traditional 2D graph. It still catches fish but it may be time to upgrade smile decisions decisions lol
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#11236864 - 11/21/15 04:51 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
Coachzee Offline
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Registered: 01/11/13
Posts: 424
Loc: Ray hubbard
Thx Leo and everyone who has chimed in! Budget is a little tight this time of year and just paying the last bills off from having a kid 7 months ago. Gonna have to keep waiting for my ever elusive side scan unit. I have seen prices in general just dropping from when I first started looking 2 years ago so I guess that's good.
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#11238896 - 11/22/15 06:56 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: LeoCruz]
BrianTx01 Offline
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Registered: 04/13/09
Posts: 5735
Loc: Fort Worth
Originally Posted By: LeoCruz
Hey man u may wanna wait till mid Dec or early Jan bc the new garmins will b out with chirp side scan n down scan on a 7in screen for $500 I think there called the striker series they might already b available on there web site


It looks like the Striker series is lacking any sort of base map or the ability to read map cards. This is a deal breaker for me.
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#11245005 - 11/25/15 06:22 PM Re: Garmin echomap 73sv [Re: Coachzee]
RiverHawk Offline
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Registered: 04/08/11
Posts: 758
Just bought my 73sv Sunday from cabelas. They price matched bass pros black friday sale and let me buy it right then!
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