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I've had pretty good success with mixing NMEA 0183 gear from different vendors. The standard is old enough that most of the bugs have been worked out. I don't remember if the 3206 has the NMEA 2000 ports, but I believe it doesn't, and not getting a chart plotter at this time without NMEA 2000 capability would be a shame. Garmin makes good gear and has excellent customer service.
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