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Old 09 July 2009, 07:17   #1
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Garmin 450s, 550s and 555s

So the 550s is bigger than the 450s.

Is the only difference between the 550s and 555s a doubling of the screen resolution?

Is this worth the extra 150+?

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Old 09 July 2009, 07:23   #2
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Is the only difference between the 550s and 555s a doubling of the screen resolution?

Is this worth the extra 150+?
I looked at the two side by side and decided it wasn't...I bought the 550s and have no regrets
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Ive got the 550s one of ours, best I've ever had in terms of quality and usability, however i like the ability to customise the screens and the opti interface with the navman.

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Old 09 July 2009, 08:07   #4
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Thread Hi-jack !

Jono - good write up from RNLI etc re your boat fire work dropped through my door yesterday . Good stuff , Pete
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IF you plan to keep the boat long term and you have the spare cash just possibly, if not stay with the 550s, afterall you are going to be glancing at it whilst travelling at 25 knots. All you need to know is am I going in the right direction and will I hit anything in the next 30 seconds until I glance again.

Sounder add on worth having, helps see just how shallow it is which helps avoiding parking your rib on a sand bank.

Nice feature is the built in ariel so one less cable and mounting to worry about.

Have one on the yacht with Easy AIS, but you don't need that because ribs have to give way to everything that floats.

Nice bit of kit.

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Member of the 550s club and give it the thumbs up. Just got the standard map and personally think the detail is excellent. Fishfinder is rather basic.
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Member of the 550s club and give it the thumbs up. Just got the standard map and personally think the detail is excellent. Fishfinder is rather basic.
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Old 10 July 2009, 16:12   #8
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Jono - good write up from RNLI etc re your boat fire work dropped through my door yesterday . Good stuff , Pete
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Did you see the original thread -

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...=pwllheli+fire
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Thanks all for the observations.
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