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Re: Good GPS/chartplotter under a grand?


Some things to consider:
-Who is going to install it? Installation can get VERY expensive if you pay someone
-How big a screen do you want / need? Units that have 5" screens are cheap, 7" not too bad, bigger than that gets real expensive
-What, if any, interfacing will you do to any existing stuff? Will you connect the plotter to your VHF so the DSC features work (I hope so)? What about wind, depth, autopilot? Some units are easier to interface than others
-Do you want the ability to add XM weather, RADAR, SONAR, or other features?

Lowrance makes some decent cheaper units. Raymarine is probably the most expensive. Standard Horizon has a rep for great service.

Barry Lenoble
Deep Blue C, 2002 C&C 110
Mt. Sinai, NY

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