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10-07-2011 02:00 PM
bljones In Canada, from my perspective and experience, Lowrance is the winner hands down. Integrated Canadian Navionics charts, great service and very competitive pricing.
10-07-2011 08:50 AM
Dog Ship I have talked to Garmin directly and pretty much every distributor we have in town in hopes that someone had some older equipment or blue charts still kicking around.
I have found a guy in Texas who sells the Blue chart USB card reader on ebay and I will order one in hopes of reactivating the memory card. But, right now that's just a shot in the dark.
You can still get charts for the 3000 series plotters but mine is a 2000 series and a bit older than yours and is not compatible with G2 blue charts.
The unit I currently have has the sonar modual but it does not have an integraded radar, I have a stand alone radar. But I do agree that an integraded radar is the way to go. When I do replace this unit I will go with a sonar and an integraded radar/plotter system.
In Canada we are required to carry paper charts, no less than 2 years old, on board vessels that are 9 metres or more in length and I do refer to them constantly.
I am more curious as to peoples opinions on other manufactures plotters.
ie; Lowrance, Standard Horizon, Hummingbird, Furuno, etc.
Cause right now the door is wide open for a replacement.
10-07-2011 06:52 AM
LinekinBayCD
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Originally Posted by Dog Ship View Post
After talking to many distributors for Garmin I have discovered that even though it is the blue chart card that is scewed up and not the unit itself , it cannot be fixed because it is obsolete.
Garmin "stuff" is Garmin crap. Instead of calling it Garmin how about calling it Garbage.
So, I am in the market for a new non-Garmin unit. I would like my new unit to have a radar and sounder.
Any thoughts or preferences on chartplotters and why?
I'm all ears.

Instead of talking to distributors why not call Garmin direct? They still have have charts available for this unit though the end of the year:

Garmin: MapSource - BlueChart

I have owned many of the products over a 15-20 year period and found both their products and support to be great. I don't believe that you really need to constantly update electronic charts if you are using them in conjunction with paper charts like you should.

Currently using a Garmin GPSMap 3006c integrated withheir radar. Purchased in 2005, its since been discontinued but software and charts are still available. There is nothing better for confirming your position than having a radar overlay on a chart.
10-06-2011 09:48 PM
Dog Ship After talking to many distributors for Garmin I have discovered that even though it is the blue chart card that is scewed up and not the unit itself , it cannot be fixed because it is obsolete.
Garmin "stuff" is Garmin crap. Instead of calling it Garmin how about calling it Garbage.
So, I am in the market for a new non-Garmin unit. I would like my new unit to have a radar and sounder.
Any thoughts or preferences on chartplotters and why?
I'm all ears.
09-26-2011 06:48 AM
LinekinBayCD
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Originally Posted by svHyLyte View Post
Peter--

Garmin's "stuff" is excellent. The problem is the "Engineered Obsolescence". We have a 2006c at our Nav table and a 3205c at our Helm station and they are both excellent and both declared "obsolete" by Garmin so we're screwed if we need a repair or replacement charts later than 2008!!!

FWIW...
Even though the model may be "discontinued" you still can get it repaired or buy charts for it. I have a 3006c and still can get charts for it. Go to their website, plug in your model and you should be able to link to available maps.
09-25-2011 08:10 PM
svHyLyte
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Originally Posted by Dog Ship View Post
Really, cause I have always thought that Garmin, although not the best stuff, really wasn't all that bad.
I do admit that they seem to make things obsolete a little before they should, but all in all not bad stuff for the average guy.

Peter&Denise
Peter--

Garmin's "stuff" is excellent. The problem is the "Engineered Obsolescence". We have a 2006c at our Nav table and a 3205c at our Helm station and they are both excellent and both declared "obsolete" by Garmin so we're screwed if we need a repair or replacement charts later than 2008!!!

FWIW...
09-25-2011 06:15 PM
Dog Ship Really, cause I have always thought that Garmin, although not the best stuff, really wasn't all that bad.
I do admit that they seem to make things obsolete a little before they should, but all in all not bad stuff for the average guy.

Peter&Denise
09-25-2011 10:08 AM
svHyLyte
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Originally Posted by bljones View Post
...Garmin, the Apple of chartplotters.

Unfortunately, that seems to have become true. At least the earlier units were very good, however. I am looking forward to the day--if ever--when someone comes up with a way to convert other chart formats to/from Garmin formats.
09-24-2011 04:09 PM
bljones
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Originally Posted by Dog Ship View Post
We just purchased a C&C 32 with a Garmin 2010c Chartplotter....
Well, there's your problem right there.
Garmin, the Apple of chartplotters.
09-24-2011 03:46 PM
LinekinBayCD
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Originally Posted by Dog Ship View Post
We just purchased a C&C 32 with a Garmin 2010c Chartplotter.
The unit seems to work ok but I it does not display any detail.
It will show land mass, water, speed, direction, tides, etc. but not any navigation markers, spot soundings, shipping lanes, restricted areas and so on. I reset the factory default but that did not help.
I suspect it is the memory card but I have no way of determining this.
It has the blue chart card but I do not have the blue chart card usb reader. It is a discontinued unit and the previous owner never had one either.
I would hate to have to replace the whole thing if it is only a software issue.
Any thoughts on this?

Peter&Denise
The garmin data card programmer is still sold by Garmin:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=1408

Check also that the Blue Chart card is actually selected. It could just be reading a base map installed in the unit.
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