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Old 05-25-2019, 11:03 AM
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Default Simrad GO9 - Different units sold to West Marine vs Simrad dealers?

Does anyone know if West Marine has a different version of the GO9 than a Simrad dealer would?

A friend has been price shopping units and the local dealer told him that West Marine receives a different version that the dealer does? West Marine also told him that if he bought the unit he couldn't use the Standard Mapping satellite chart in it. He would have to buy a specific chart from West Marine.

Any one here know for sure?
Old 05-25-2019, 11:11 AM
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Sounds like the dealer wants to make a buck. Hope your friend is wrong, I just bought a GO9 XSE / 4G Radar bundle from WM. It came with C MAP pro charts, but For 99 bucks I can add Navionics. Haven't installed it yet but if it starts up with a West Marine logo I'll let you know.
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It sounds like they’re both full of s**t. The only special model WM receives are the new Simrad Cruise models and they are strictly a basic chart plotter and basic depth finder with no other functions available.

WM can’t control whether their units will run a specific chart card. WM doesn’t have any special charts that they can sell to only work in their units.

Tell your friend to contact me and I’ll shoot him straight.
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Originally Posted by davidwademarine View Post
It sounds like they’re both full of s**t.
That's what I thought. Figured I'd ask here first and if I didn't get an answer I'd call the Simrad rep I used to deal with myself on the commercial side...

I think the Chalmette dealer he was dealing with was trying to pressure him into the installation, etc...

I'll tell him to give you a shout.
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Hi, just was on phone with simrad today. My ? was about the navionics cards. Bundle unit purchased from west marine and I could have sworn there were 3 chips with it. Only have 2 but that was my ?, how many came with it. Simrad was no help. Cards are navionics, one says us Canada coastal and the other says lowrance bundle. Thanks

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