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Old 04-19-2004, 05:04 PM
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Click on the link.

http://www.garmin.com/pressroom/marine/041404a.html
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Old 04-19-2004, 05:58 PM
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I like the weather map feature, but it's rather pricey at $50 monthly. Perhaps the price will come down as the technology becomes more widely used. Thanks for the link.
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Old 04-19-2004, 06:43 PM
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The weather radar/map overlay feature is a new service and I have heard rumors of several companies providing this information - with several providers perhaps competition will help the price come down.
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How long are you guys guessing before the 2006 starts to decend?
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Old 04-22-2004, 01:25 PM
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This is killing me, the 2006C is already being offered at $1,400. I just hope they make something capatible with this 2000-series and don't discontinue it.

The Garmin 3010C has a SRP of.. $3,200
GDL 30A satellite receiver at ..........850
Subscription for weather service.....600/yr
GDS20 blackbox sounder at............250
GMS 10 network port expander......320
GMS20/40 radar package...............TBA

I'll stick with my 2006C
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What the heck does it do that the 2006 does'nt do other than connect to some other units? I just don't see all the excitement on these multi functional units. My reservations are not around the fear of if I lose one I lose them all, mine is that I don't think one manufactuer makes the best (or the unit I want) of every type device. Granted the multipurpose units should be cheaper (except for this one), I don't want a Garmin color scope or radar because I don't think they make a good one, I love Garmin chartplotters but would only want a Furuno radar and colorscope.


Wait a minute, the 3006 is only $2285 for the base unit, still I will keep my 2006c
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Old 04-22-2004, 02:55 PM
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Tsunami - 4/22/2004 12:36 PM What the heck does it do that the 2006 does'nt do other than connect to some other units? I just don't see all the excitement on these multi functional units. My reservations are not around the fear of if I lose one I lose them all, mine is that I don't think one manufactuer makes the best (or the unit I want) of every type device. Granted the multipurpose units should be cheaper (except for this one), I don't want a Garmin color scope or radar because I don't think they make a good one, I love Garmin chartplotters but would only want a Furuno radar and colorscope. Wait a minute, the 3006 is only $2285 for the base unit, still I will keep my 2006c Kirk
My thoughts exactly. The only problem is you can't get radar overlay when the chart plotter and radar are not integrated.
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Old 04-23-2004, 07:20 AM
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I've got a 2006C also, and am certainly not going to chunk it to chase the latest and greatest. However, the new model would be cool (and worth the extra bucks) even if you just take advantage of the built-in XM audio receiver. Another datapoint is the XM weather receiver which is a standalone unit and feeds video to a laptop costs $1000.
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Old 04-23-2004, 08:51 AM
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I don't know, upfront it is almost $1,000 more than you can get the 2006c for now and than you have to pay $50 for the XM radio. Thats a lot just to hear music. Plus I find the weather aspect over rated. I had radar on my old boat and used it maybe twice a year. When I bought a new one I went without radar. At least in our area they do a pretty good job on the marine radio alerting you to any real dangerous thunderstorms. Granted I could be out of range but I rarely am. I guess an overlay would be nice but not for the cost of a radar and a new chartplotter.

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