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Old 19 August 2014, 09:27   #21
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Curious,,, what ruled out the GX1200 ? Size or a missing feature?
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Old 19 August 2014, 09:47   #22
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I have now raise my budget

Something is telling me it's not worth going second hand on something so vital.

Now the options are;

- Standard Horizon Gx2000 @ 172.80
- Garmin 100i @ 162.95
- Icom IC-M323 @ 167.96
If I were you I'd try and find the extra tiny bit for SH GX1700E - with the built in GPS for DSC ...

Standard Horizon GX1700E Explorer VHF Radio with GPS - Only 199.95 - Force 4 Chandlery
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If I were you I'd try and find the extra tiny bit for SH GX1700E - with the built in GPS for DSC ...

Standard Horizon GX1700E Explorer VHF Radio with GPS - Only 199.95 - Force 4 Chandlery
Do you think there is a real advantage over a standard DSC if you already have a GPS?
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I would imagine where space is limited (which I find is on a SR4, same as the OP)

Having a combined unit helps.?

All suggestions look good Henry, don't think you'll go wrong with any of them. Its all down to budget.

Have a few less beers this Bank Holiday and go out and buy the best you can for the money.

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Curious,,, what ruled out the GX1200 ? Size or a missing feature?
Because I have a bigger budget now, so I might as well go for the better model if I can afford it.

If I'm honest I haven't compared the two in terms of features.
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I would imagine where space is limited (which I find is on a SR4, same as the OP)

Having a combined unit helps.?

All suggestions look good Henry, don't think you'll go wrong with any of them. Its all down to budget.

Have a few less beers this Bank Holiday and go out and buy the best you can for the money.

He has a Garmin 451s so he won't save any space as the VHF with inbuilt GPS doesn't do plotting...
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Can never have enough GPS units...

If the 451 fails, then at least he'll have a back up on the VHF.?

Just one possibility.?
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Wibs & Henry both shop like women... Next they'll be telling us the saved money by getting the more expensive one discounted. Every Boxing Day is the same here... Look I saved 600 in the sales. ... No love look I saved 400 by not going out buying stuff I didn't need...

So Wibs - is 30 worth it for a second GPS. 30 years ago people didn't need GPS to take their boat out. I will be henry has smart phone. That's his resilience...

Henry... At first glance I'm not sure what's different on the 2000. More money <> better.

The 2000 is a downgraded 2100 which doesn't have in built A is. You can connect AIS to it and it will plot it on the matrix. If you need to see AIS targets on the matrix you need to go ashore... Would have thought the garmin could do that....

I'd only be spending an extra 70 if I thought the extra features were worth it. But that's why I bought the Mrs a car with manual windows....
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I think I'm going to go for the garmin, just so it is more simple having all the same brand electrics throughout.

anybody got anything bad/good to say about the garmin 100i?
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So Wibs - is 30 worth it for a second GPS. 30 years ago people didn't need GPS to take their boat out. I will be henry has smart phone. That's his resilience...
If the OP is going to buy a fixed, and he's going up his budget to buy the best he can....then 'yes' the 30 is worth it for an extra GPS device.


.....certainly NOT my non water proof mobile device that even when it smells water turns itself off.

Garmin is a good option Henry
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