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Old 06 June 2007, 10:03   #1
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plotters from the US

Having just lost my bluechart data card on the shingle, .
Iam now looking for a new plotter with built in charts, I am favouring garmin.
I have just seen this on ebay.
Apart from taxes, is there any problem with buying from the US.

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Old 06 June 2007, 11:43   #2
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No I bought my Garmin from the US and its fine, I also bought my unlock codes from there as well let me know if you need to buy any and I will PM you the contact.

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Admittedly it was a couple of years ago, but my Garmin 176C GPS plotter came in from the states without any detail on the worldwide map for europe.
Although I knew that would be the case, and that I would have to buy a card for local detail.

No problems apart from that, and as it has the option of running off its own batteries, its still in the boat as a backup to the Raymarine C120 installed recently.

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Old 06 June 2007, 13:13   #4
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Thanks Chris,
I will take you up on that.
If I under stand it correctly, this model has worldwide charts, so regionalisation should not be a problem.
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Be careful as most GPS plotters come with a worldwide chart.
But its normally VERY basic, ie Blue sea and Orange land.

I'm under the impression that the data storage capacity available in the units just isn't big enough to accomodate detailed world cartography. Apart from that the cartography suppliers would have to shut down.

I would love to be proved wrong on this one.

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I don't think the worldwide charts are a problem as everyone uses dedicated local ones - the supplied ones are too crap for anything!!!
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bought from him a couple of times, superb!!
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