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Old 17 February 2005, 16:55   #1
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin & Enniscrone
Boat name: K'adó
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Suzuki 300
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best plotter

hi guys,

Any advice on what plotter to get. I have an open Redbay 6.5.

Items of concern are
Size screen
Water proofing
Built in fuel meter.
Built in sounder.
Built in arial or not.

As you can guess having bought a redbay i tend to likegood products that I will get the years out of. All advice welcome.



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Old 18 February 2005, 01:38   #2
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Town: Worcestershire
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Engine: O/B + Sterndrives Di
Join Date: Dec 2003
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Hi Peter,

If the fuel meter is a priority then youre search will be pretty well limited to the Navman 5600/6600 (C Map NT+).
But you can always fit a seperate (stand alone)fuel flow system which would then widen your options in respect of plotters.
At this point in time I would recommend choosing a unit that can run the forthcoming C MAX charts (Standard Horizon CP175C/CP1000C) or Navionics Gold XL3 (Raymarine C Series).
If you are likely to be looking to add radar at some point then Raymarine might be best choice due to the "plug & play" functionality of their system.

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Old 18 February 2005, 17:42   #3
Country: Ireland
Town: Dublin & Kerry
Boat name: Limanda
Make: Arvor & Valiant
Length: 6m +
Engine: IB 85hp dsl; 8hp Yam
Join Date: Jan 2001
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I have a Navman 5600. I choose the software first, then the plotter to run it on. Excellent kit, great value. Only proviso might be water resistance - mine is in a cabin, so if you are seriously considering it I suggest you get some feedback from someone who has one in an open boat.

Good luck,

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