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Old 08 June 2012, 17:32   #1
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Anything about, local chap has an old Raymarine RC520 with local charts (Irish Sea) and Ariel for 150 which seems OK to me but I know nothing about them.

Thoughts on the above or alternatives please!

Alternatively a new Garmin (450approx)would do but not quite sure if I am keeping the RIB so don't want to buy new if I can avoid it.
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Old 08 June 2012, 17:52   #2
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You can always remove it if you sell the RIB but I suppose you will make a larger loss that way.
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I don't like monochrome plotters, especially if you're working inshore a lot - there's a reason everyone went colour

However, 150 is small beer. Be aware though, that if it gives any trouble at all - the 150 is wasted.

If I had the money, I'd go colour and keep the install tidy. If you change boats, wig it out.
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We had a 520 on our first boat, I was great - colour is obviously nicer but those Raymarine plotters are very good, they do have one advantage as they are easier to see than colour in bright sunlight, not really in issue in the UK though!
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We had a 520 on our first boat, I was great - colour is obviously nicer but those Raymarine plotters are very good, they do have one advantage as they are easier to see than colour in bright sunlight, not really in issue in the UK though!
good to hear, I'm in a quandary, Peter has offered me a new one at a ridiculous price so makes most sense to go down that route. Just trying to see what the 520 charts would be like in comparison to the pre-loaded charts in the Garmin and then will decide.
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Im quite happy to do an equally "ridiculous deal" on any unit you prefer on the same basis, it doesn't have to be the one mentioned. That's just the cheapest available.

No pressure. It's your call. Maybe somebody on here fancies an upgrade and you can have their existing unit instead ?

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I've got a spare Garmin 192C with external antenna. Open to offers.
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Im quite happy to do an equally "ridiculous deal" on any unit you prefer on the same basis, it doesn't have to be the one mentioned. That's just the cheapest available.

No pressure. It's your call. Maybe somebody on here fancies an upgrade and you can have their existing unit instead ?

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Whats the cheapest chartplotter you can do with internal gps that takes a cmap max card on sd?
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I've got a spare Garmin 192C with external antenna. Open to offers.
your inbox is full so will ask question on thread

What charts are on your used plotter, I have no idea about these things.

The only other alternative is the Raymarine used one at 150. If the charts are OK on yours I suppose I would go to 175 posted, anymore and I think I'd go for the new internal aerial Garmin as I have no a frame for the ariel so the top of the console will be quite crowded!

Peters upgrade idea is a good one! A used one would probably suit me better at the moment as family are not into the boat at all!
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