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Old 18 December 2003, 11:30   #1
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GPS Plotter / Sounder ?

Hello to everyone!
I am a new boy on the block and stumbled across this site some time ago, have to say you guys are very informative with all your years of experience as ribsters. I am proud to say that I am know in a position for requesting information.
Have collected my 5.7 Humber Ocean Pro about 3 weeks ago, the boat is in Aberdeen getting fitted out with engine, A-Frame etc. etc.
I would like to ask what your opinions were on GPS Chartplotter / Sounders and what you think is the best on offer. I have seen a Garmin 188C in operation and was impressed but would like some advise.
Once the boat is completed , I will of course post pictures in the forum.

Thanks

Stu
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Old 18 December 2003, 11:34   #2
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Hi Stu

Welcome to the forum.

If you do a quick search on Garmin 176C and 182/188C, you will find load of information.

In the short, go for the bigger screen. (Get the 188 or 182) Color is very nice

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Old 18 December 2003, 11:43   #3
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I bought the GPS 182 BW for mine. so far I am very impressed with it although the charts are expensive.
I am reserving judgement on whther the seperate aerial was a good idea (basically how long it will last before rotting out the cable) but it is a good unit.
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Old 18 December 2003, 15:51   #4
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I am reserving judgement on whther the seperate aerial was a good idea (basically how long it will last before rotting out the cable)....


More likely a mouse will eat it before it rots.
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Old 18 December 2003, 17:56   #5
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Don't make your choice based on hardware alone. Have a look at the software also. C-Map NT is hard to beat.

Have a look at c-map.co.uk - they list compatible plotters.

If your budget allows go for colour.

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