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Old 25 January 2010, 04:50   #11
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The first thing to note is that the A65 is discontinued, or as Raymarine call it a "retired product".

The A series are quite a bit bulkier than the Garmin equivalent, even taking into account the slightly larger screen. Relevant on a RIB I think.

The Navionics chart data is more detailed than the but then if you are buying charts the Garmin G2 Vision is more detailed and feature rich than the Navionics.
I have both and totally agree with your post..
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Old 25 January 2010, 05:01   #12
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I have both and totally agree with your post..

so the navionics gold charts on the raymarine are the same or more detailed than the garmin preloaded?

as regards time to react when you zoom in etc which is best or are they the same?
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Old 25 January 2010, 05:15   #13
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so the navionics gold charts on the raymarine are the same or more detailed than the garmin preloaded?

as regards time to react when you zoom in etc which is best or are they the same?
Navionics are better than the pre-loaded basemap, but the G2 Vision is better again than the Navionics.

The refresh rates are pretty good on both, but the newly released Garmin has the edge over the obsolete Raymarine.
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I had Lowrance on my first rib.

I thought I would go way upmarket and oput Raymarine on the second (current) rib.

What a nightmare. The lowrance system had a backbone and everything sat on that.

Support was fantastic. Problems were solved willingly.

On the Raymarine system, call me unlucky, everything needs a sepeate interface. The Radio takes 183, the soundertakes another and the GPS another.

Add to this the service which is very poor

The software for setting up routes at home which costs hundreds of pounds

The lack of response to questions sent to Raymarine by email

and guess what,

I would never again buy it!
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