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I have one and have used it extensively from Maine to the Bahamas. It's slow compared to today's stuff, only gray scale, requires the CMAP cards and can't support any of the hi bandwidth stuff like radar integration, but it has been a good trooper. The radar screen I have in the cockpit will display the active waypoint so the 620 stays inside. It has been back to the factory a couple of times since purchased, but has been solid the last several years. I doubt that they support it any longer?
I am now using seaclear on my laptop as the backup. It will, via the seatalk to nmea converter, also send the active waypoint to the radar screen and it is easier (larger, faster) to set up routes, waypoints.
I don't know what you would pay for it, but consider the laptop with the free software and charts. Except for the ability to securely install the 620, the laptop approach is much better.
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