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Old 02-23-2015, 06:00 AM
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Well my Dragonfly has died yet again so I will be getting rid of it as soon as its replaced.

I'm looking at the Garmin Echomap 55dv but do the built-in Bluecharts have bathymetric views like the Navionics Sonarcharts?

Also any other Sonar/DV/GPS options I should be checking out?
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The built in charts wont be like the Navionics cards. You will need to check it for your particular area as it changes from region to region
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You need gar in g2 vision for that. You can find them on eBay for about 50 bucks fou your area.
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Not so G2 charts do have bathy views ..... G2 Vision has a more indepth view.

Straits of Florida views ...

















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A few more Navigation Bathy displays using G2 Charts ....




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Thanks for Posting that Tom, great images! Charts are subjective, some love some brands some hate the same brands. It all comes down to what works for your particular area.
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For the g2 and g2 vision charts, try the "fishing chart" for more contours.
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Thanks fellas - just what I wanted.
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What is the difference in the G2 and G2 Vision charts?
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Originally Posted by CAP1 View Post
What is the difference in the G2 and G2 Vision charts?
G2 Vision includes everything available with BlueChart g2 and adds:

Garmin Auto Guidance technology that quickly searches
relevant charts to suggest a course according to your boat’s
dimensions and creates a visual path that avoids low
bridges, shallow water and other charted obstructions

Aerial photos of ports, marinas, bridges and navigational
landmarks

Realistic “view from space” high-resolution satellite imagery

3-D FishEye and 3-D MarinerEye view

Detailed coastal roads up to 5 miles inland (non-routable)

Points of interest such as restaurants, lodging, entertainment and more

Tidal current flow overlay
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Originally Posted by bluewaterpirate View Post
A few more Navigation Bathy displays using G2 Charts ....




I have the G2 card and I don't have this kind of detail? What is the fish view you are referring to?
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See this link for more info:

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/maps.../prod9618.html
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So then the G2 card doesn't offer fishing mode only the G2 vision does??
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Originally Posted by rjtfd View Post
So then the G2 card doesn't offer fishing mode only the G2 vision does??
No G2 offers fishing: https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/maps.../prod6452.html
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When I turn on either my 840 or 1040, there a menu option that asked which chart to use Nav or Fish.
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Yes there is the 741/740/547/545 all have the same menu selection
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I have the G2 card but don't get the bathy charts as shown? I have it set to "most detail" but don't see any where that says fishing chart? Would love to get that chart without having to order a new chart plotter actually 2 one for the overhead and one for the console...I currently have a 3010C and a 3006c
I am part of the navionics testing and it is great to say the least but unfortunately the card they sent is on a SD type card not the Garmin data type card. I was able to upload it to my homeport charts on computer.
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With a view like the concentric contour lines by the boat icon, with only a single depth marked, a quick glance at the bathy chart doesn't make it obvious if this is a deep hole, or a submerged mountain. It would be helpful to have the innermost contour line marked for depth, or several lines marked to see if depth is increasing or deceasing toward the center.

Is this simply a result of being zoomed-out too much, or is the information simply not there? The view displayed could result in the difference of a missed fishing opportunity, or a disaster.

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