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Old 15 October 2009, 12:02   #1
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New chartplotter

I'm on the look out for a new or good 2nd hand chartplotter for my new boat.

Want something with a 5 inch screen or bigger.
Want something with preloaded Ireland maps.

Any recommendations?
Any good dealers or shops in uk to buy from?
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Old 16 October 2009, 05:41   #2
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Old 16 October 2009, 06:01   #3
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New Garmin 298C chartplotter/sounder combo unit on offer at Lindon Lewis Marine for 400, pre-loaded with UK/Ireland charts.
An older style plotter, but should do the job ok.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Garmin-GPSMAP-...item2300ea2472

Or, for even better value, the new Garmin 551S, again pre-loaded with UK/Ireland charts for only 360. You may need to check whether a transducer is included - the blurb in the listing suggests it is.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Garmin-GPSMAP-...item27ac3b180a

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tahnks,

anyone know anything about the Raymarine A50 and A65
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tahnks,

anyone know anything about the Raymarine A50 and A65
I think IBWET has an A65
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New Garmin 298C chartplotter/sounder combo unit on offer at Lindon Lewis Marine for 400, pre-loaded with UK/Ireland charts.
An older style plotter, but should do the job ok.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Garmin-GPSMAP-...item2300ea2472


I dont think this particular GSP298 does come with the UK&I maps - just the 'basemap' - you would need to buy the charts I suspect
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I dont think this particular GSP298 does come with the UK&I maps - just the 'basemap' - you would need to buy the charts I suspect
Jeff
jeffs right, the 298 excepts the g2 preprogramed chart, brought seperatelly
and has a rechargable battery, which i believe is quite good.
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Probably a US import then.
In view of that, not such a good buy at 400.
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A65

I have the A65 which is a nice unit as a stand alone plotter and is quite neat when flush mounted. The model is being replaced at the moment and they are good value.
I bought the flush mount kit which was overpriced at 20euro but saved a lot of hassle.
All the wiring is good quality and seems well thought out.
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tahnks,

anyone know anything about the Raymarine A50 and A65
I have a A65 connected to a DSM25 (?) sounder module. The combo works well, but I use it mostly as a fishfinder/ backup plotter. Physically, it's a fairly bulky unit. They are definitely "last Gen" as regards the features, no AIS input etc. I got a good deal on mine from Raymarine in the UK (free sounder module).
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