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Old 03 December 2021, 15:23   #1
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Aluminium floored rib navigation.

please may I have some advice . I hope to get my rib next month. It has a console and I want a touch screen marine navigation device with active gps and a depth gauge . Budget is not thousands only hundreds so I would like some advice
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please may I have some advice . I hope to get my rib next month. It has a console and I want a touch screen marine navigation device with active gps and a depth gauge . Budget is not thousands only hundreds so I would like some advice
Second hand may be your only real option....post some wanted adds on some Boat Forums (even this one) and try you're luck...plenty people up-grading all the time.
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Old 06 December 2021, 12:25   #4
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Have a look on cactus navigation or better speak to them also rail blazer attachments for a mount for it, you can buy units that are portable for small boats too all housed in a box with a battery.
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Thank you for that information I had not heard of them . I will contact them .
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If you don't want anything fancy you can use navionics app on your phone or tablet with a wireless tansducer. Get a mount with a waterproof case.
I use an old phone with navionics and a bike mount at my helm on the grab handle. I don't have the tranducer yet but for navigation it works great. No need for cell service if you download the map over wifi at home.
The only negative so far is it's not as bright in direct sunlight as a real marine device but I can still read the screen pretty well turned all the way up.
Navionics is a pretty nice app. You can add waypoints and all sorts of other things. I paid for a year subscription and let it lapse a couple years ago and I can still use it just not all the features.
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Thank you ,it is a route I had considered but was waiting to see if people came up with huge drawbacks ....like dropping it in the sea 🙈🤦*♂️.
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For me screen size is important especially when it’s a bit rough also I like a split screen chart,sonar
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Thank you , I was thinking of 9 inch for a rob
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https://www.waveinn.com/nautical-fis...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

I have a slightly older version of this with navionics charts which are around £200
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