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Old 02 December 2004, 16:07   #1
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Navman 5100i chart plotter - bargin or not?

Do you think that 155 is a good price for a one-year old Navman 5100i chart plotter? It's in good condition......

I'v seen one and just need convicing it's a good buy before I splash out!

(Also, can anyone verify that this can be connected to my Navman 7100 DSC VHF?)

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Cheapest I've found new is 328.99 so sounds like a fair price I guess. Make sure you get the manual! Not sure about the interfacing. HTH

Edit: apparently the 7100 connects to all GPS units via NMEA. Does that help??
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Is it complicated to operate?

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Is it complicated to operate?

I don't have direct experience of the Navman but our Raymarine is (without the manual to hand) easy to operate in some respects but not others. If it was me, I'd want the manual! If it's not available you may be able to download it from the web.
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It does come with a manual, and and a box!
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Cool! I assume it works???!!!
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Hopefully!

Does Navman kit come with 1 year warentee or 2?
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I think it might be 2 years but I don't know for sure. Sorry! Might be worth checking that it is transferable?
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I'm confused now; do I want a plotter or a fish finder???

Both are about the same price (thats for a used plotter or new fish finder).

Whilst it would be nice to know where I am, I could get an active GPS ariel for the VHF which would display my position.

I've already broken one drive shaft buy going over the shallows at high speed which of course the fish finder would have illiminated.

I've only got enough console space for one......

Decisions decisions
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A combined unit? But I don't think you'd like the price!!

Tim, a depth sounder only tells you the depth you've just been over not the depth ahead! I reckon you should have a good look at a chart of the area so you have a rough idea of what's where. P.S. Hope that doesn't sound patronising - it's not meant to!!
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