choosing between Garmin and Lowrance or combo - Page 3 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest Forums > Gear & Maintenance > Electronics
 Not a Member? 
  #21  
Old 02-01-2012
travlineasy's Avatar
Morgan 33 O.I. Perryville
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Maryland
Posts: 2,055
Thanks: 3
Thanked 38 Times in 36 Posts
Rep Power: 4
travlineasy will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by LinekinBayCD View Post
What model are you referring to? I didn't find any automotive units on their website let alone a marine / auto combo unit. I was looking on my phone so I could have missed it.
I have owned a Lowrance automotive unit for many, many years--they're the best. My HDS-7 Marine unit is programmed with every, major body of water in the U.S., including all lakes, which to me was amazing.

The OP wants something that can be interfaced with a radar system as well, which would pretty much eliminate any handheld that I'm aware of, but I suspect that in the next 5 to 10 years all of this stuff will be wireless, which will really make life a lot easier. The technology already exists, but the Marine Electronics Industry is always a bit behind in this area.

Good Luck,

Gary
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #22  
Old 02-01-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 653
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
LinekinBayCD is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
I have owned a Lowrance automotive unit for many, many years--they're the best. My HDS-7 Marine unit is programmed with every, major body of water in the U.S., including all lakes, which to me was amazing.
After a little internet checking it seems that Lowrance has dicontinued all of of their autimotive products. Seems like the company is in a little turmoil having been bought out. I'd be a little concerned about them still being around in a few years.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #23  
Old 02-01-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 708
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
xymotic is on a distinguished road
Navico isn't going anywhere. And the HDS stuff is really, REALLY selling well at least here in Seattle.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #24  
Old 02-02-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 653
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 5
LinekinBayCD is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by travlineasy View Post
I have owned a Lowrance automotive unit for many, many years--they're the best. My HDS-7 Marine unit is programmed with every, major body of water in the U.S., including all lakes, which to me was amazing.

The OP wants something that can be interfaced with a radar system as well, which would pretty much eliminate any handheld that I'm aware of, but I suspect that in the next 5 to 10 years all of this stuff will be wireless, which will really make life a lot easier. The technology already exists, but the Marine Electronics Industry is always a bit behind in this area.

Good Luck,

Gary
My point was if you want an radar integrated system and you want a handheld or a portable unit that will sync easily with the fixed MFD as a backup unit then Garmin is the best choice. If you think it would be nice to use the backup as a car unit then Garmin is the only available choice, the GPS Map 640.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #25  
Old 02-02-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 1,950
Thanks: 0
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by xymotic View Post
Navico isn't going anywhere. And the HDS stuff is really, REALLY selling well at least here in Seattle.
That's good, as I'm about to rip mine out, sell it on Ebay, and buy a Garmin.
__________________
1984 Bristol 31.1
Alameda, California, USA
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #26  
Old 02-03-2012
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 708
Thanks: 3
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 10
xymotic is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by MarkSF View Post
That's good, as I'm about to rip mine out, sell it on Ebay, and buy a Garmin.
cuz why?
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
AIS / VHF combo Snboard976 Gear & Maintenance 9 07-06-2010 12:43 PM
Lowrance XOG Redux SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 14 06-26-2009 06:14 PM
Lowrance XOG svey Gear & Maintenance 9 08-24-2008 12:01 AM
Lowrance PalmettoSailor Gear & Maintenance 16 07-02-2008 09:47 AM
Garmin (and others) vs. Lowrance (and others)? SEMIJim Gear & Maintenance 28 07-04-2007 06:29 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:23 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012