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Old 10 January 2005, 13:12   #1
Country: UK - Wales
Town: Pembrokeshire
Boat name: Pendragon
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 6m +
Engine: 200 suzuki
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 85
Which GPS

Don't think I will make the boat show to compare models, so any feed back would be appreciated.
Looking to spend approx 800 on colour gps.
Have looked at Garmin and Raymarine (previous post), are there any other makes that I should consider.

Must be colour and have a large screen.
Operating system not an issue.
What do you recommend ?

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Old 10 January 2005, 13:56   #2
Country: UK - England
Boat name: none
Make: bombard sib
Length: 3m +
Engine: petrol 15/3.5
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 402
I looked around at the boatshow yesterday for a fishfinder/plotter/fuel computer and the way I am feeling now,it will be a garmin 188c and a navman 3100.The tracker 6600 navman was too expensive,and the garmin displays were crisp,I wanted as few instruments as poss but couldnt find anything 800 or below to do all three.I am slightly biased though as I have a blue chart of the south coast already.
I did look at other makes and nothing jumped out at me but to be honest I didnt really have time for an in depth analysis.
I wont be buying iminently though.

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Old 11 January 2005, 02:46   #3
Country: UK - England
Town: Aylesbury/Lymington
Boat name: Farfetched
Make: Solent
Length: 6m +
Engine: 150hp Optimax
MMSI: 235021048
Join Date: Apr 2004
Posts: 858
Have nothing but praise for the Lowrance 330C. Why do you need a fuel computer? I find the fearures in the Smartcraft gauges plenty enough - plus some mental arithmetic
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Old 11 January 2005, 03:39   #4
Country: UK - Channel Islands
Town: St Peter Port
Boat name: Black Pig
Make: XS-Ribs
Length: 9m +
Engine: 2 x 225hp Optimax
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 375
Happy as a pig in poo with my Garmin 178c!

However for 800 you should be able to get a larger screen if you so desired. I've heard good reports about NavMan and for that sort of money you could get a Raymarine C-70 for around that!?!?

Nice work if you can get it...........toy shopping that is!!
Which part of "throw me the mooring line" didn't you understand!?
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