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Old 26 October 2014, 06:17   #1
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New boat electronics

Morning all,

We're just about to place an order for a new boat. They originally specced it with a Garmin Echomap 50s, but I need something that uses Navionics charts because they are the only ones Lough Derg in Ireland (our sumerhols spot). They've come back with a Raymarine A67 for the same money. It looks a decent unit and has the option for hooking up NMEA data from the engine. Does anyone have an experience with these? Pros/cons?

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Old 26 October 2014, 19:07   #2
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Old 26 October 2014, 20:12   #3
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New boat electronics

I've got the A68 which is the same unit but with added chirp sounder - its a great bit of kit & easy to use & update etc. The only (minor) drawback is that with hindsight I may have opted for the slightly larger display of the A78 (they also have 9" & 12" displays too).

But it's a great bit of kit.


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Go for the largest screen your new boat will take.
You wont regret it.

BTW what will your new boat be?
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Storm force 6.1 with a DF140.
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Storm force 6.1 with a DF140.
Woooooohooooo
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Woooooohooooo
I know... quite giddy tbh. Mil grey tubes with treadmaster wear patches. Was going to go for black GRP but I think white is probably a more sensible option.

Roll on next season.
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Nice one you could get a 12" stand up one like mine
I wouldn't bother with touch screen no good when wet.
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i wouldn't bother with touch screen no good when wet.

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You get the Adult channel on that thing?
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