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That's kind of why I asked where you're sailing?...
Do you care about routes and waypoints. The SH CP180 can have up to 20 routes with only 30 waypoints each and a total of 600 waypoints, where the Garmin 400 series can have 1500 waypoints with 20 routes with 250 waypoints per route. The SH has only 3000 track points and five tracks, versus the Garmin's 10,000 and 20 tracks.
The Garmin is IPX7 water resistant, the SH is only splash proof, which might make a big difference in the unit's longevity. Both units will do AIS and DSC. The SH has 2.5 (two in/out, one out only) NMEA 0183 ports, the Garmin has two (in/out).
If you like the screen on the SH... get it...
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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