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My old one just took a crap, and doesnt aquire satelites any more. I was looking at the Raymarine A60, I can get it for $620 without the bottomfinder, and $750 with the bottomfinder, anyone have any feedback on this unit??
 

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RCHEVELLE71 said:
My old one just took a crap, and doesnt aquire satelites any more. I was looking at the Raymarine A60, I can get it for $620 without the bottomfinder, and $750 with the bottomfinder, anyone have any feedback on this unit??
GEt ahold of HapHazzard. He knows his GPS info!! ANd can hook you up!
 

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best unit for the $$ on the market today, better than garmin. 750 is a good price w/sounder and 620 w.out is barely above cost. if you get it, you want to get the Navionics Gold + chip for it. they're $200, but you can get $75 back from Navionics by sending in the silver chip that comes with the unit after you buy the gold+.
 

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hap hazzard said:
best unit for the $$ on the market today, better than garmin. 750 is a good price w/sounder and 620 w.out is barely above cost. if you get it, you want to get the Navionics Gold + chip for it. they're $200, but you can get $75 back from Navionics by sending in the silver chip that comes with the unit after you buy the gold+.
How about the garmin 478, I like that it is portable, and preloaded, internal antenna. and comes with the mount for both boat and car? I can get the 478 for $724.
 

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it's ok for both, but doesn't do either great because of the small screen. I say get the a60, and then get a seperate gps for your car, something like a nuvi 200w (199.99 at west marine) :D
 

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440 series is pretty, same as 545 but smaller screen and lower resolution. the 440 is like regular tv and the 545 is like HD. easiest way to explain it
 

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RCHEVELLE71-

What did you end up with?

I forgot to finish my post - do you think a 5" or 5.5" screen mounted in place of the unused radio controls on the center of my fairing left of the gauges would be a good position for a chartplotter?
 

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What did you end up with?

I forgot to finish my post - do you think a 5" or 5.5" screen mounted in place of the unused radio controls on the center of my fairing left of the gauges would be a good position for a chartplotter?
That is basically where mine is mounted, I am going to go with the Garmin 478, from Amazon, $679
 

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Why did you decide against Raymarine? I like the A60 and really like the A65. Screen size seems to be what everybody talks about and I am concerned 4" or 5" might be too small in my location. I've never used a chartplotter/gps before, but I want to venture out a bit and I am uncomfortable without one.
 

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Why did you decide against Raymarine? I like the A60 and really like the A65. Screen size seems to be what everybody talks about and I am concerned 4" or 5" might be too small in my location. I've never used a chartplotter/gps before, but I want to venture out a bit and I am uncomfortable without one.
the 478 is a good unit, but is on the small size. in a cruiser doing 30 mph it's ok, but when you're running 70, you can only glance at the gps because things come up so quick. the bigger screen allows you to take a quick look and see what needs to be seen where the smaller screen you have to look for a longer amount of time.
 

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hap hazzard said:
the 478 is a good unit, but is on the small size. in a cruiser doing 30 mph it's ok, but when you're running 70, you can only glance at the gps because things come up so quick. the bigger screen allows you to take a quick look and see what needs to be seen where the smaller screen you have to look for a longer amount of time.
I hear ya, but I rarely ever look at it anyway, unless I am trying to navigate into a cove or somewhere to party(ICW is well marked), plus the passenger is my navigator with my 3-man bolster setup, so its their job to keep eyes on screen when we are running hard.
 

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BGIII said:
Why did you decide against Raymarine? I like the A60 and really like the A65. Screen size seems to be what everybody talks about and I am concerned 4" or 5" might be too small in my location. I've never used a chartplotter/gps before, but I want to venture out a bit and I am uncomfortable without one.
Just want something more portable, the Ray is a great unit, but not what i am looking for right now.
 

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Hey Hap, can I butt in here?.

I purchased a Garmin 198C sounder a year ago, what is your opinion about this type and size for my Bertram.
2nd ? can I mount my attenna for GPS under my dash but still above main deck.
 

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Oh Yeah, where plug in center of dash is where I planed on mounting GPS flush.
Or somewhere else if you see better. Please advise.
Solo
 
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