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Old 23-02-2016, 10:11   #1
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Better Bahamas Chip?

Which chip makes more sense for cruising from the Keys to the Bahamas?

Navionics 906 P+ (US SE & N Bahamas)
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Navionics 926 P+ (Bahamas SE)

or Am I confused, did not do a lot of my own research?
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Old 23-02-2016, 11:09   #2
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Re: Better Bahamas Chip?

Depending on how old your MFD is, you may want to see if it will accept CMap chips. They use the charting from the Bahamas Explorer guide books. We have a Raymarine e125 and the CMap seems to be more accurate than the Navionics. In some cases with the Navionics chip, the GPS shows us on land, yet we are in the middle of the channel.
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Re: Better Bahamas Chip?

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Depending on how old your MFD is, you may want to see if it will accept CMap chips. They use the charting from the Bahamas Explorer guide books. We have a Raymarine e125 and the CMap seems to be more accurate than the Navionics. In some cases with the Navionics chip, the GPS shows us on land, yet we are in the middle of the channel.
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We have the C-Map Bahamas chip also and have found it to be very accurate. The same chip also covers Florida.
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Re: Better Bahamas Chip?

We used the Navionics 1Xg chip and were extremely happy. We found (with just a few exceptions in Exumas) it was very very accurate.

It is paired with a Lowrance sonar/gps combo.
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Re: Better Bahamas Chip?

For the Bahamas, you want to be sure that whatever chip you decide on, it is based on Explorer Charts. They are the most accurate you will find. All US charts are based on NOAA charts and you will need to choose which gives you the best presentation. I suggest you go to a location that sells both and have a look for yourself before deciding. Chuck
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Re: Better Bahamas Chip?

I have Raymarine E120W plotter with Raystar Rs130 STNG GPS sensor all interconnect, no splicing.

With the above setup I find Navionics charts to be pretty accurate on and around Great Lakes including narrow channels of Michigan inland waterway.

My own research shows that 906 chip could be inclusive of 926 chip and that is why it is more expensive.
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