Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: South Coast Ontario
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Anything but Garmin. When i was looking for a new chartplotter i looked at Garmin, Standard Horizon, Raymarine, Lowrance, Eagle, and Navman. one of the things that bothered me about garmin products is the mapping software. Navionics cards won't work, Some C-map won't work, on some units, and some legacy support isa spotty, so I began to think of garmin as the Apple of marine electronics, nicely built, nice features, very proprietary, with expensive peripherals.
I bought an Eagle because of the size of the screen, the ease of operation, the functionality, and the fact that it accepts navionics SD cards, in addition to having a pretty functional built-in basemap, and is NMEA 0183 compatible, which makes it adaptable to my older autohelm. It was siginificantly cheaper than anything else available as well. i have been pleased with it's operation, and am now shopping for another one for my new old boat.
Last edited by bljones; 01-08-2010 at 05:09 PM.