Join Date: Jul 2008
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 12
Re: Garmin ChartPlotter Confusion
thanks, is anybody using any of these?
Did you ever make a choice? I recently purchased a Garmin 942 and I am extremely happy with it. The 742 has the same firmware and features, it's just 7in vs 9in.
This plotter does NMEA2000 and 0186, and has two 0186 channels. It interfaces to my instrument system, so I get wind, heading and such data on the plotter, and position and nav data on my instruments. I have an Lowrance VHF with AIS RX and the targets are plotted perfectly.
It also works nicely with my iPad. I can lay out routes on the iPad and then upload them to the plotter. I can also use the iPad as a remote screen via wifi.
Any other questions? I know it's pricy but I'm very happy with this choice.