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Old 29 July 2014, 15:55   #1
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As title if ya was going to drop a bag of sand on. A plotter what would u pick?
Thinking ray marine 7D. Or Garmin echo map 70dv and possibly Garmin GPSMAP 70 S


Was going to drop an older model on my vessel,but thought better of it now
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Old 30 July 2014, 19:57   #2
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A simrad nss would fit the bill..got one on my boat and recommend it
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Old 31 July 2014, 02:57   #3
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Would some trade discount help ? PM what you need. Will get you prices
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Old 31 July 2014, 04:34   #4
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I got the Raymarine A68 with downvision sonar and Navionics silver charts for around 800 at the LBS last year. It's touch screen, easy to operate and hasn't let me down at all, even in heavy rain or spray situations. You can use "normal" sounder display or downvision; the downvision is like looking at a TV picture of what's underneath you too - the kids love it!! It's a great plotter with lots of scope to interact with anything else you want to throw at it (NMEA2000 only though unless you expand to a SeaTalk network).

Once again though, I'm sure there are as many recommendations as there are members on RIBnet!
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Old 31 July 2014, 11:33   #5
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Righto. Sleeping on this one. ,,,

Pete thanks for the offer. May be in toch


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Just fitted Garmin 751xs and very impressed.


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Old 03 August 2014, 08:58   #7
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I'm not struck on Garmin charts. I prefer Navionics personally. Garmin look a bit...err...umm...Fisher Price to me. Just my 2 bobsworth. I've been sniffing around Simrad for a future project.
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Old 03 August 2014, 12:09   #8
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I have a Raymarine Dragonfly combo sonar / plotter with a Navionics gold card. Works well. I also have a Garmin 550 as a back up. The Raymarine seems to be more accurate at showing the boats position, important when I am in the shallows looking for the route through.
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I would recommend the Raymarine, either an A or C series. Last year i installed a C97, this year i added a transducer to get the fish finder option as well as the HD radar scanner.
I also have the Raymarine autopilot. The nice thing about raymarine is that all of it integrates very easy.
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