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I''m in the market for a very good GPS. Went shopping and became overwhelmed. Planning on cruising pacific coast and possible south pacific islands. It will be my primary GPS. Any thoughts and recommendations Plse. Thanks.
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practical sailor just did an article on gps/chartplotters. they seemed to like the standard horizon color chartplotter (160 c?) the best, but the garmin (184 c?) color chartplotter is probably more popular. not a big difference between the two. shopping around on the internet you can easily pick up either one for under $800. the chips are about $100-$200 a piece for certain areas? you do not need a chip to still use them as a simple GPS. as buying a chip for everywhere you are going to be sailing would be rather expensive. The price difference between buying a simple GPS and a chartplotter/GPS is only about $300 and add''s nice feature''s.

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I have the Standard CP150C. I have yet to put it to some real test, but it works great in the yard!
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I think you should look at the cartridges. Garmin uses their own Blue chart cartridges. Navman, Raymarine and maybe even Standard Horizon uses c-MAP cartridges. With a Garmin if it goes bad your stuck. the other 3 if one goes bad you can switch models and still use your current cartridges.

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look at the price and the coverage of the charts. I was using a C map and it was $200 for just the columbia river. I went to blue chart and it was $100 for the columbia river and all the orgon cost clear down to Sanfran, and all the way up to canida. Huge diference. with the c chart it would have cost over 1,000. for those charts.
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Thx for all the thoughts.
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http://www.bayfieldyachtowners.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=15&Itemid=40

A review of the CP170c on the Bayfield yachtowners site.
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