If you are using dollars as your sole criteria for selection, then gold charts
are the way to go.
I used Platium Charts
on the E-80 on my last boat and on my E-120 in this boat for San Francisco
and Southern California
Unfortunately, when we went into Mexico
and Central America
, there were no platinum charts for the area, so we used the Gold charts for Mexico
, Central and South America
What we lost
were the annimted current
direction markers, satellite
photos of unknown marinas
we were entering and underwater contours. I missed those features and will be glad to plug
in the Platinum Charts once we cross over to the Caribbean
We also use the Navionics
World to update the platinum chart chips weekly, which is free for the first year you own the charts.
Save 50% on chart update | Navionics
Unfortunately, we couldn't update the Gold SD Card, because the CF card is full and can't tranfer teh data. (remember one SD card covers all of Meixco, Central and South America).
Anyway my recommendation is if it is not about money
the Platinum Charts are well worth it...
Also make sure your E-80 has the lastest software
version, which is currently 5.69