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Old 05 February 2004, 16:28   #1
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If I have a Navman 5500i gps/plotter do I need to buy a handheld gps or shall I wait?
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Old 05 February 2004, 16:38   #2
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Id say if you plan on doing any really really long passages then you could buy a backup handheld but if its just cross channel and coastal runs then its not really worth it.
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Hi Steve,

The Navavman is a good unit for navigating by. Depending on your time at sea and distaance you intend to cruise/travel. A Hand held is used to suplement a main unit.

If you never intend going far or only in fair weather, I would not run to the expense. However, if you intend to cruise long distances reguarly and venture offshore then a spare vhf is recommended.

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