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Old 20 January 2019, 17:24   #1
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Garmin Echomap 95sv

The price of this 9-inch plotter / sonar has dropped over £100 since Christmas, and looks good value at under £740 including UK maps. Got mine from the Marine Superstore, but other shops are available!
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Ordering mine tomorrow, was down at boat today making sure it fits...BTW it is an echomap plus 95sv...the plus bit is important

For clarity it doesn't have a transducer at this price.
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Yes, as far as I could make out the plus mainly give you touchscreen as well as buttons. The very helpful Garmin tech support chap has pointed me in the direction of an adapter cable to use my existing transducer. No side scan, but Iím not that bothered.
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The plus is the 2018 model which has some minor bells and whistles and a different look to the previous model.

I suspect they are on sale as g3 maps are about to drop and these all have g2 preloaded. ....and it is a London boatshow deal on until Feb 20th I think they said.

I'm using the transducer from my other garmin, I will have a 5 and 9 inch now, no side scan here either. The current 7 inch garmin will be on ebay shortly.
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We have the 95sv...we purposaly picked it as it doesn't have touch screen...it can be very difficult to touch as the rib is bouncing along....we use an airmar through hull depth p79(?) which is very reliable and not vulnerable. The plotter stand is pretty naff plastic ...nik
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The new one is touchscreen and buttons, I prefer the touchscreen myself but it is totally a personal choice.
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The new one is touchscreen and buttons, I prefer the touchscreen myself but it is totally a personal choice.
I prefer touchscreen when stopped and button when bouncing around. The plus seems to have both, so best of both worlds

Debrus - do you know how many pins on your transducer connector? Mine is a 6-pin, and they do not do an adapter cable to go to the 12-pin connector on the sounder. I either have to use two adapters, or use their bare wire adapter, which is over £50!
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I have a 6 pin transducer currently myself...BUT....I have 2 garmin plotters and the transducer will stay connected to the current one so I dont have the problem. The 95sv will get the depth from the other one.

Yes you will need the adapter at about 50 quid ....I would whack on a new transducer if you already have a transom mounted one? Mines is an in hull airmar so I dont have one on transom nor want one at the moment.
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I'm taking the old unit out as there is not space for both on my smaller ribcraft. The transducer is glassed in to the stern well, and a long cable run to the console, so I am not anxious to swap it out.
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I thought they used same console on them to be honest?

Here is a crappy picture of current dash, only thing to hand. The 9 JUST fits on there between gauge and other plotter.
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Arrived today, weekends job now along with the new antennas for AIS/VHF and putting the hubs back on the trailer. Sealed for life bearings my ar$e
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99% working, transducer depth is obtained from my other plotter, GPS shared and AIS working fine.

It will just fit in dash so I got lucky, cover is just sitting on the old plotter to get an idea of size.
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