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Punjabi...I think the difference is that the XM weather service is broadcasting pre-packaged items so while you might be able to receive the weather for Puerto Rico while you are in St. Lucia...odds are that you'd rather get the St. Lucia weather!!
Ummmm....oh yeah. Sometimes I make myself wonder.
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My existing chartplotter is already mounted and wired for navigation through the auto helm.
My thinking on the 376c is that 1)it seems to be relatively inexpensive, 2)it is portable and easily transported.
I was thinking of some type of receiver that I could use with my laptop, but haven't found anything affordable yet.
Also, I think I have seen that the service can be suspended and used seasonally if wanted.
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What is your existing chartplotter. It may have an option for adding XM WX radio.
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Mine is a Garmin 492 and not adaptable to XM.
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Before you buy, you might also look into Sirius weather service and see how it compares. I looked at a friends setup via a Raymarine chartplotter and it looked pretty good, lots of information. He said the cost was $30/mo.
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