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Old 19 October 2011, 14:16   #1
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Best value GPS for around 300

A customer is looking to purchase a GPS unit for a fishing boat he's just bought from me. He has around 300 to spend and wants it to be a new unit. He's got a fish finder (eagle) already but would consider a combined unit if possible. Colour is a must. He's only going to use it inshore/local waters but as it's his first boat he wants "all the gear".

I'm not really up on the latest/best models so does anybody have any input or experience of a particular unit at or around that budget ? And even better a link to a well priced site would be perfect

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Old 19 October 2011, 14:20   #2
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+1 on the Garmin 451 / 451s, comes with full detail UK maps, not a base map like others.
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A customer is looking to purchase a GPS unit for a fishing boat he's just bought from me. He has around 300 to spend and wants it to be a new unit. He's got a fish finder (eagle) already but would consider a combined unit if possible. Colour is a must. He's only going to use it inshore/local waters but as it's his first boat he wants "all the gear".

I'm not really up on the latest/best models so does anybody have any input or experience of a particular unit at or around that budget ? And even better a link to a well priced site would be perfect

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Try these Buy Cheap SatNav TomTom Navman Garmin GPS Laptop Tools Car Entertainment - Reviews UK they have all the GPS & fishfinder units i bought GPS from them .
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Try these Buy Cheap SatNav TomTom Navman Garmin GPS Laptop Tools Car Entertainment - Reviews UK they have all the GPS & fishfinder units i bought GPS from them .
Thanks, that's who I normally use but I'm hoping somebody can give an insight into their own experiences with their unit so I can suggest something to him that appears to get good reviews.

The Garmin 451 looks a decent option though, cheers

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Thanks, that's who I normally use but I'm hoping somebody can give an insight into their own experiences with their unit so I can suggest something to him that appears to get good reviews.

The Garmin 451 looks a decent option though, cheers

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Yeah, thats what i had, its a good unit easy to use as well for the price, but it dosn't come with a transducer they are 50 on top ,you will need that for the fishfinder
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Pm sent for quote. Cheapest I've found is 296 for the 451 and 354 (plus trans) for the 451s. Thats from MNC website advised above, who i normally use anyway. Both ex VAT as I'll claim that back.

That's with "Free blue charts" but does anybody know if those are the standard preloaded charts normally included anyway or is that the enhanced "G2 vision" charts which go 3D ? That's normally 100 odd on it's own I thought !!!

Anybody find a better deal out there ?

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Peter,

G2 is the standard preloaded chart, the 'G2 Vision' does 3D, sat imaging & autoroute etc.

451s is the unit that accepts a transducer.
https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=150&pID=102002
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