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Old 23 April 2014, 16:23   #1
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Hi chaps

Up to now I have only ever used the base map with my 451s, if I was to use a separate card what advantage would this give me? What do you guys use, sorry to sound clueless but at the moment I am ;-)


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Hi,

I have a 451s on the rib and use it as backup - I also have a GPS plotter which uses Navionics Gold Charts and to be honest, the information you need for navigation (depth, buoy marks, etc.) are all the same - The Navionics has 3d functions etc. which is just "interesting" than practical!

I found 451s a very capable device and easy to use! the base map is as good as any chart - my advice would be just don't waste your money!
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Thanks for that

I thought the info looked of a half decent standard, I had just never had a chance to see the difference. I'll put the money to outboard locks etc


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I have the 451s as well as an independent echo and as standard I think they are very good maps as well as been simple to use.
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Don't know about the Garmin basemaps, but Navionics vs Lowrance was a big step up from the Lowrance basemaps of 5 or 6 years ago. Much better shore/harbor detail, clearer depth soundings, more navigational aids.

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I have a Garmin 750s running Garmin G2 vision which is fantastic just punch in your destination not need to plot a route and with G2 it routes you safely according to your recommended safety depth you set the system up with, then I have a Garmin Echomap 50s running base map. Perfect combination
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