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Old 21 April 2010, 17:31   #11
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Were you told this by the salesmen?
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Can't see me needing a big plotter for what I do, the most likely one is a GPSMap 551s, so any of the consoles will be good enough for the instruments I may fit.
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I've got one of them on my Searider. It looks good and easy to use. Hasn't been out of the garage yet though.
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Any chance you could bung up a screen shot of what the display looks like when you are trying to show the chart, sonar output, speed and course?

My only concern is that it might be a bit cluttered and not be able to see anything properly at eye watering speeds!

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I'll get some pics of the 551S later.
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I can see you might choose a Discovery console for the different look (though I don't like it personally)
Best looking console on the market IMV. That's why i've had two. The Disco looks right, has great storage and reasonable ergonomics. Don't buy one for protection, you wont get any.
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Any chance you could bung up a screen shot of what the display looks like when you are trying to show the chart, sonar output, speed and course?

My only concern is that it might be a bit cluttered and not be able to see anything properly at eye watering speeds!

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Thank you Squire that one is going on the shopping list for sure now.

So far I have drawn a blank on the AIS equipped VHF which is a bit of a bummer, the Icom option for AIS is about 500!
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