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Old 02 September 2004, 05:56   #1
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Electronics Solution

Solved my earlier problem of wanting COG, SOG and depth in bright big letters on a screen without using up chart plotter real estate:

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Lowrance M 52 i 219 - no map, GPS, depth 4" b/w
Lowrance M 56 i 269 - outline map, GPS, depth 4" b/w
Lowrance M 68 i 409 - outline map, GPS, depth 3.5" daylight colour

Have chosen M68i married to 7000C plotter for a total of 1738 incl VAT, delivery, compared to the more obvious solution of the combo LX 104 C which costs a 2299, or an extra third on the budget!

I lack in my solution the more powerful sonar and the ability to display a high resoltion map of the sea bed and the fishes..... but since it is to be a glorified depth finder (number only) and navigation 'repeater', this seems the best solution. And I can look at the pretty picture of the fishes on the colour screen if I am bored when my wife is driving....

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Old 02 September 2004, 06:06   #2
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I can look at the pretty picture of the fishes on the colour screen if I am bored when my wife is driving....

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Glad to hear you've found a good solution.

Not sure whether your comment above is a compliment or not - will you be bored because she is driving so smoothly or because she is driving so slowly!
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Option ?

How about a Raymarine C70 with GPS/Chartplotter & High Definition Fishfinder all in at 1610.00 inc VAT?

http://www.raymarine.com/raymarine/P...RODuct_id=1676

and you could even add radar too at a later date.
Runs exactly the same chart software as the Lowrance.

Just a thought.
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We have a Lowrance 7000C on our new RIB, really very impressed with it. Although only had it for a week ! The navionics charts are very good too. Have not tried the PC software yet so cannot comment on that.

Only thing I am unhappy about is that I am stuck in an office miles away from my new toy on such a beautiful day !
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and you could even add radar too at a later date.
You don't think this is a little over the top for a 10ft boat?
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