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Old 11 January 2006, 16:47   #1
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Fishfinder and Chartplotter

Have been looking at Fishfinders and chartplotters for this coming season. had a good look round at LIBS and found some favourites:
- Raymarine RC400 - it looks good and is detachable therefore easily storable when off the boat
- Raymarine DS500X - again looks good and seem functional with a clear screen but i think too expensive
- Garmin 160C and 250C, simple to Raymarine DS and have been recommended.

Ideally i want the fishfinder to be integrated into the dash, i think this is possible with the above ( excl RC400). Anyone got any views on the above or can recommend a product i've overlooked.

Thanks.
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Old 11 January 2006, 19:06   #2
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got a garmin 178c which is chartplotter and fish finder together

can get them for 425 at the show currently and maps are cheap too

dont know about the ones you listed but this is what i got for my boat
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Have been looking at Fishfinders and chartplotters for this coming season. had a good look round at LIBS and found some favourites:
- Raymarine RC400 - it looks good and is detachable therefore easily storable when off the boat
- Raymarine DS500X - again looks good and seem functional with a clear screen but i think too expensive
- Garmin 160C and 250C, simple to Raymarine DS and have been recommended.

Ideally i want the fishfinder to be integrated into the dash, i think this is possible with the above ( excl RC400). Anyone got any views on the above or can recommend a product i've overlooked.

Thanks.
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Old 12 January 2006, 04:31   #3
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got a garmin 178c which is chartplotter and fish finder together, can get them for 425 at the show currently and maps are cheap too
Yup got mine there yesterday and the Blue Chart Map was 120
much to someones annoyance
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Old 13 January 2006, 16:51   #4
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We had a Garmin 188c which was great easy to use. just got new boat and we have changed to a E series Raymarine which i have yet to put though its paces.
If you do by a garmin i still have a july 2004 blue chart the full channel version i want to sell.
What ever you buy give Cactus marine a call they will beat any bodys price,
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