Originally Posted by Richard B
Raymarine or Navman?
There's no comparrison - friend has a C120 on his RIB interfaced to radar and it's a lovely bit of kit. And there are good deals to be had on the old RL70 and RL80 - these are great kit - I've used them both on other RIBs and they do a superb job. Look at www.mesltd.co.uk
I'm surprised you haven't compared Raymarine with Garmin. The 2010 is a very, very impressive bit of kit, and there's a new version with is radar-ready. That's what I would fit on Blue Ice if I wasn't spending on other stuff. Have a look at VIT Electronics www.vitelectronics.com
(that's the place that Gavin and Tim recommend) and click on the button that reveals their discounted price - massive saving.
Just been having another look at the Garmin stuff now I am awake!!! Considering it is a US company and the dollar is so weak I thought it would be a bit cheaper........
GMR20 Radome alone is $1538 = £860
Raymarine version is £597 ex vat
3010 plotter $2000 approx = £1077
Raymarine c80 £873 ex vat
Raymarine c120 £1250 ex vat approx
As the prices are so similar I really wouldn't hesitate to choose the Raymarine over Garmin - I DO like Garmin kit but Raymarine is the business from what most people say.