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Old 17 February 2016, 12:41   #11
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I have a garmin 550. I would not want a plotter with a smaller screen than this.
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Old 17 February 2016, 14:00   #12
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Current thoughts on chart plotters

I have an HDS 9, only because I couldn't fit a 12 on the console👍
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I think if you are navigating in unfamiliar waters or using the display for sonar then size trumps all else - just for the sheer benefit of having it all there in front of you.

The OP may just want depth and position on a chart - for backup to the Mark 1 eyeball, as it were? I don't know how the removable units stand up to the elements and abuse? I've certainly preferred to have mine sealed in place when possible watertight and tricky to pinch!

Like Pikey Dave - I hadda settle for a 9 inch
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I think if you are navigating in unfamiliar waters or using the display for sonar then size trumps all else - just for the sheer benefit of having it all there in front of you.

The OP may just want depth and position on a chart - for backup to the Mark 1 eyeball, as it were? I don't know how the removable units stand up to the elements and abuse? I've certainly preferred to have mine sealed in place when possible watertight and tricky to pinch!

Like Pikey Dave - I hadda settle for a 9 inch
I do have room to fit a 7" along side the 9" & I'm seriously considering it. I had twin 8" MFDs on the last boat & I miss 'em
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On the rib, I have Garmin 45dv with transom mounted transducer (downside is no battery). This works well enough, but I also have a Magellan Explorist XL as a back up (which is self-contained and battery powered). On my other boat, I have a Simrad NSS12 which is sooooo easy to use and read, especially with radar and other toys.

Out of all, I prefer the Simrad by a country mile.
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