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Old 12 March 2009, 11:00   #1
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Chartplotter for boat and car?

I think Garmin make a GPS chart plotter that can be used in a car as well as on a boat but do any other companies do them and are they any good? I imagine they are a jack of all trades, master of none type affair.

If there is a model out there that is actually quite good, how does it interface with the car and boat in terms of power?

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I've got one of these ;

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?cID=148&pID=416

for the boat - bloody expensive & never bothered in the car as I have new one with it built it ( and an old Garmin Street pilot anyway) . It does everything big plotters do , but runs for 8 hours on its own battery & can plug into 12v sockets , or be hard wired to the boat.

Was an exmaple in RIB magazine of newer marine/ car ones that would do most of the stuff you need. I just 'like' Garmin as I trust them from flying .......
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I have one of these handhelds with marine charts with colour screen, it has road mapping and marine charts which I use as reserve on RIB very good detail and when I had a problem Garmin were great fixing it quickly
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The Geonav 3, 3S and 4 Gipsy are all available for land and sea use.
Will do turn by turn voice guidence when used in car mode.
Can also be used for walking and Navionics also do Ski maps for most of Europe.

The 3 is on special offer at the mo 299 inc the UK, Ireland and large parts of Europe Land & Sea Chart

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The Geonav 3, 3S and 4 Gipsy are all available for land and sea use.
Will do turn by turn voice guidence when used in car mode.
Can also be used for walking and Navionics also do Ski maps for most of Europe.

The 3 is on special offer at the mo 299 inc the UK, Ireland and large parts of Europe Land & Sea Chart

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This is the one in motorboat mag ( or similar) that got a decent write up
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This is the one in motorboat mag ( or similar) that got a decent write up

Yes thats the one
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I don't really want a hand held one so with that in mind I don't think its worth spending 500 odd on that garmin one that will do both when I can buy two separate dedicated systems for roughly the same and they'll probably do a better job.
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I don't really want a hand held one so with that in mind I don't think its worth spending 500 odd on that garmin one that will do both when I can buy two separate dedicated systems for roughly the same and they'll probably do a better job.
I realised that about 6 months after spending a load of cash - but if memory serves me right malthouse came through with a decent price when I got it anyway !
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Geonav also do a unit called the 5 Touring, this is a 5" plotter that come on a quick release bracket and can also use the land & sea charts and again does voice turn by turn guidence.
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Interesting, are they any good? Don't seem to be that many google results for dealers. I can't see they would fit on a car dash all that well though.
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