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Old 06-10-2011
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$500 to $600 chartplotter?

I'm looking for a chartplotter up to $600. In the past I've bought a lot of Garmin stuff but this 78SC handheld I bought last year has kind of changed that! It's very powerful but I find the menu structure, navigation, and general ease of use to be very poor. It's as if no-one ever thought about how a GPS is used on a boat. To top it all, the manual is minimal and only covers the most basic features. Anything else, figure it out for yourself.

So is anyone else better? How about Lowrance? They seem to have competing ones at about the same price point.
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