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Old 06 March 2007, 16:12   #1
Country: UK - England
Town: Malmesbury
Boat name: Gladiator
Length: 4m +
Engine: Outboard, Petrol, 50
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Garmin GPSMap 292C - Info required

I'm thinking of buying a Garmin GPSMap 292C chart plotter for my RIB and was wondering if anyone else here has one.

The going rate seems to be around 450 including UK charts.

Does anyone have any experience of this chart plotter and if so would you recommend it?
Are there any other plotters I should look at in this price range?

Looking forwards to any info/feedback before I splash my cash!


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Old 07 March 2007, 08:31   #2
Country: UK - England
Town: Chesterfield
Boat name: Sea Quell
Make: Picton Cobra
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 4 Stroke
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I have had one for just about 1 year and really pleased with it - very easy to use and clear colours. Obviously a larger screen ( and more $$'s) would be better but the 292 fits well on most rib consoles.
The main downside for me is the "anti reflective" coating which even with a lot of care gets water marks and I think is deteriorating with some patchiness

One downside/upside I had was that my original screen failed ( 1/2 greyed out) - this was the model without the in-built UK maps ( not available last March) ....... Garmin sent me a replacement in 2 days; complete with the g2 charts preloaded
Big question - would I buy another .... yes , but I do like Garmin products so I may not be entirely neutral
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