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Old 19 November 2013, 07:33   #1
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chartplotter purchasing advice

I am toying with idea of getting a chart-plotter for my boat budget 3 to 400 ish pref new

It would need to be;
  • easy to see
  • easy to operate
  • capable for setting routes
  • charts for uk water and pref inland lakes and lochs
  • have depth and speed
I have a 4m rib with centre console, no electrics on boat at the moment, so would have to get a small 12v battery.

Any recommendations guys and girls?

ps no rush, as I need to sell a couple of Omega watches to raise the cash
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Old 19 November 2013, 15:53   #3
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Need to find what matth put on his various sr's. Neat little Garmin jobs. But there are so many numbers out there I can't recall.(and its properly waterproof!)
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The Garmin 451s is a good basic plotter with the ability to add sonar to it by purchasing the optional transducer.
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The Garmin 451s is a good basic plotter with the ability to add sonar to it by purchasing the optional transducer.
Which could well be what I'm on about on matts sr's.....

Yes it is..he's just texted me..when he should be finishing his boat....
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Old 19 November 2013, 17:04   #6
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Garmin 451s with optional transducer - try Peter - boatsandoutboards a member on here...

I had one on my old SR4.7, great bit of kit:

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BHG sellin them for 250! 451s and with sounder 290. had loads, great bit of kit for smaller ribs
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BHG sellin them for 250! 451s and with sounder 290. had loads, great bit of kit for smaller ribs
At that price and with full maps of UK and Ireland it's a no brainier
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And with one of these for circa 30 itl be a cracking little setup for the price.


http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Garmin-Blu.../321253746301?
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If the lakes are important to you, best check out if Garmin compatible charts are available. I saw a recent fitout here that used Lowrance kit as they needed charts of a particular stretch of freshwater.
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