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Old 13 May 2005, 02:25   #11
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At last my rib is back on track
Does that mean delivery this month?
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Old 13 May 2005, 06:09   #12
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... much easier with an all in one like the Navman I suppose
If it fails, everything has gone. Not for me, that.

Garmin dead easy to use, but there are some issues with the completeness of the cartography. Maybe it's better at V.7, mine's V.4.09 but I've got to pay 80 quid to find out.

My Raymarine is a mess to use and the software has some quirks too.

If you are using track-up display, then I agree with paul that a portrait format is better.
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Old 13 May 2005, 08:22   #13
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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.
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Does that mean delivery this month?
I wish!!! Will prob take about 6 weeks or so to finish off - install electronics etc etc - shame I will have missed part of our summer - it is short enough as it is!!!
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Old 13 May 2005, 08:32   #15
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Raymarine or Navman?

Id go for the most expensive because if you are going to dream you might as well make it perfect
Have you worked out how to upload files yet Des
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Id go for the most expensive because if you are going to dream you might as well make it perfect
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I had the same conundrum last year. Couldn't decide between the Navman 6600 or the Garmin 2006C. In the end I went for the Garmin with a separate Navman fuel meter. Main reason for choosing Garmin was that I already had a handheld with the chart software so I could load the same charts and all my routes and waypoints with ease. Personally I prefered the Garmin software over the Navman and the screen was a better spec IIRC. The Navman seemed to have too few buttons doing too many things for my liking. The 'soft key' buttons on the Garmin are invaluable. Saves having to go through menu options to change page specific features.

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Go for the C120 you will never look back . Imagine having a rib with out air in the tubes then this would be a good comparison with other makes and models and no I do not work for Raymarine before you ask.
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Go for the C120 you will never look back . Imagine having a rib with out air in the tubes then this would be a good comparison with other makes and models and no I do not work for Raymarine before you ask.
Think I WILL go for Raymarine - not the c120 though - will have to be the c80 but will do the same job!!!

Just been reading a good review of MARPA sets - the Raymarine was easily the winner - but then you have to add a fluxgate compass as well as a radome - another 600 - eek!!!
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MARPA works on the C80 without a fluxgate.
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