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Please help me decide between these two fishfinder/chartplotters

Old 03-19-2015, 06:08 AM
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Please help me decide between these two fishfinder/chartplotters:

Lowrance Elite 4 CHIRP

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Garmin echoMAP 44dv

I plan to make a portable setup that can also be used in a Kayak or a rental boat. I'm a bit confused about the preloaded maps. The Lowrance sort of appears to have a decent preloaded map. While the garmin has the Bluecharts G2. but then the Lowrance up

I fish inland lakes and nearshore coastal. And do not want to run aground when fishing the backwaters of the keys.
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I would go with the Garmin for your application
Old 03-19-2015, 07:32 AM
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if you are going backcountry in the keys in a motorized boat you want to make sure you have the best charts you can get for either unit. bad spot to trust preloads
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If I were fishing inshore and lakes and pond I would def go lowrance, offshore I would go garmin.

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