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Old 02-05-2007, 10:48 AM
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Does the new 16XL Gold+ chart have Tides and Currents info. like the old Gold charts?
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Not sure what you mean by 16XL, and I did not have the old Gold charts, but...
1- the XL3 charts for USA-Northeast and USA-Southeast/Bahamas do have Tides and Currents info.

Also I believe the only difference in the XL3 is that the chip contains more charts than the orginal (you get more data on a single card)
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My mistake. The Gold+ is a 9XL (not 16XL) format as compared to the 3XL format of the Gold series. The Gold+ covers a lot larger area than the Gold charts.

I had ordered from Defender a Gold chart for the mid-Atlantic coast and canyons, but I received a Gold+ chart that covers from Maine to Florida. That may be good if I intended to do some long range cruising, but I'm just going fishing in Chesapeake Bay and off the coast of Maryland and Delaware. I'm concerned that the increased coverage area in the Gold+ chart may mean less detail in the areas I'm interested in. Navionics website says the detail is the same, but I question that. Also the feature list of the Gold+ format does not indicate that Tides and Currents is available, but I use that feature all the time. I'm trying to decide if I should return the Gold+ chart to Defender or keep it. I don't want to open the package to try the Gold+ chart (and mess up my option to return it) so I'm hoping someone who has used it can help me out. Thanks.
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Wow, did not even know they had something new and what a deal, $176 for all of the East coast, that just last year required 2 cards for around the same price and makes trip planning along the east coast a pain.

I've got to bet though that the XL9 16XG (entire NE) is just both the old 904/905 and 906 XL3s cards combined on a single card. Much better. So you will have the same info.

Give Navionics a call, they are very helpfull, and will tell you directly.
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BarnegatWrecker - 2/5/2007 1:56 PM

My mistake. The Gold+ is a 9XL (not 16XL) format as compared to the 3XL format of the Gold series. The Gold+ covers a lot larger area than the Gold charts.

I had ordered from Defender a Gold chart for the mid-Atlantic coast and canyons, but I received a Gold+ chart that covers from Maine to Florida. That may be good if I intended to do some long range cruising, but I'm just going fishing in Chesapeake Bay and off the coast of Maryland and Delaware. I'm concerned that the increased coverage area in the Gold+ chart may mean less detail in the areas I'm interested in. Navionics website says the detail is the same, but I question that. Also the feature list of the Gold+ format does not indicate that Tides and Currents is available, but I use that feature all the time. I'm trying to decide if I should return the Gold+ chart to Defender or keep it. I don't want to open the package to try the Gold+ chart (and mess up my option to return it) so I'm hoping someone who has used it can help me out. Thanks.
Its the EXACT same (with some new wreck and other data added). Just 3x the charts on a single chip (If you look, you will see that we are using a much larger media cartridge). There is no detail removed. You also get the Fish 'n' chip, which has recently been updated with more data for '07 in certain areas. Tides and currents are there as well. DON'T return it, it is the newest and best for Gold+-even for a small area of the chart.

BTW-THANK YOU for your business!

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Jeff,

Thank you for replying. Sounds like a great product. I'll load it in my plotter tonight.

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