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Old 01-08-2019, 04:04 AM
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I'm going to upgrade the electronics on my Albemarle 247. I can buy the Echomap chirp for about $350 less than the PLUS. The only difference I can find is the PLUS has a touch screen. Are there other differences? Is the PLUS worth the extra money?

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Old 01-08-2019, 04:21 AM
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Plus has Active Captain, wireless communication, g3 maps and a better screen resolution.

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My boat came with the 94sv chirp. The $350 is definitely worth it! Using the "touchpad" to move locations on the screen/chart is a nightmare. Reminds me of playing Snake on the old Nokia phones.
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Hijack... Plus94sv... when you zoom in and out the unit wants to "fly" in and out. Is there any setting to change it from "flying" in/out to "jump" on the redraw?
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Thanks....I guess I'll spend the money.
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And if you add another 94sv plus you can network the sonar image.
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I ordered one of the chirp 94sv units on sale for $499 and got it today. I quickly realized no active captain or wireless connections. very disappointing because my 7 year old Echomap 70dv has wireless connection but not supported by active captain. I read the only difference was the touch screen which isnt the case at all. the software is completely different as well as the transducer. still a great bargain at $499.
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Originally Posted by Hahdknox View Post
I'm going to upgrade the electronics on my Albemarle 247. I can buy the Echomap chirp for about $350 less than the PLUS. The only difference I can find is the PLUS has a touch screen. Are there other differences? Is the PLUS worth the extra money?

Thanks,
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93sv Plus w/CV52 for $599 at Gander Outdoors

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