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Old 21 December 2006, 03:49   #1
Country: UK - England
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navman from the usa

I am interested in the Navman trackfish 6600. The cost from the states is $1095 inc shipping even with the duty and vat (which correct me if i'm wrong, will be around 20%) brings the cost to around £700. Does anyone have any suggestions which would make this look like a bad idea.

I am looking at Navman because of the smartcraft compatability.

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Old 21 December 2006, 04:17   #2
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1 The base map will probably have less detail on it than a UK model?

2 There may be warranty issues?

3 You will need a separate component to plug the Smartcraft gauges in - they are not plug and play items as they come!

Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 21 December 2006, 05:50   #3
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I bought a plotter this year It worked out about half price!
But if it went wrong it may not be such a good deal!
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Old 21 December 2006, 05:57   #4
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Navman haven't always had a great reutation in the past which is why I didn't do the same - they will look after you if you have probs from a UK supplier but not sure about stuff bought abroad.
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