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Old 18 January 2004, 06:49   #1
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garmin 72 or venture

not sure whether to put this in here or in the wanted section but after going to the boat show i have sort or made up my mind i would like a 72 or a venture has any body got a second hand one of know where i can get a new one for the cheapest price been looking on ebay and nouthing has come up that take my fancey
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Old 25 January 2004, 16:51   #2
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after a while now i hand me heart set on a garmin 72 and almost bought one but i have started looking at the Garmin GPS 3 so that i can put it in the car and use it a a mapsorce dose this unit fair well at sea and which one would you go for and could some confirm that you can put sea charts on it as well
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Old 27 January 2004, 18:15   #3
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What do you want a GPS for? The Venture is primarily aimed at the orienteering market; the 72 is a sort of upmarket backup mainly aimed at the marine market - for instance you can connect it to an external antenna, but at the end of the day its just a GPS - it won't accept charts so its not a plotter.

The GPS 111 Plus is mainly for in-car navigation.

If you need the GPS for your RIB the handhelds have a very small display, and eat batteries. In the interests of safety you may be better off with a basic fixed unit like the 126 or 128. If you want charts you could try the 162.

As i said it depends on what you want it for. If you come across a unit that gives you in-car navigation plus marine chartplotter capability for small money let me know........

If you need more info on Garmin go onto their site and send them an email - they are usually quite helpful.

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