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Old 06-10-2010, 08:59 AM
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Just looking for an accurate and reliable chartplotter to put on my bass boat. Would be nice if it took Navionics cards or had a very good set of lake charts included with it. Lowrance seems to have abandoned everything but the HDS and Elite systems now, with the Eagles starting to fade away.

Still considering an Eagle 480 combo unit and just using it as a GPS. Gray scale but had one on a previous boat and it worked very well.

Standard Horizon 180 a possibility, and it looks like some of the 4" Garmins may still be available, but neither is Navionics. A few of the gray scale Hummingbird units also look to be in this price range, but not too sure that they are really available now.

Currently just using my old Lowrance H20 handheld, but would like a bigger screen than it has.

Any suggestions?
Old 06-10-2010, 06:01 PM
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just bought one..great deal for small boats...
http://www.gpsonsale.com/MarineGPS/M...FRRM5QodRDlLYA
Old 06-10-2010, 09:56 PM
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Lot of machine with exceptional service;

http://www.thegpsstore.com/Standard-...enna-P949.aspx
Old 06-11-2010, 12:21 AM
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"New for 2010"

Hummingbird 385ci

http://store.humminbird.com/products/307016/385ci_Combo

http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_npm...570&_nkw=385ci
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Thanks. Does the 385ci take chips? It looks like it does, but does not say it is Navionics compatible in the write-up.
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I have a Standard Horizon and am very impressed with it. C Maps are very nicely detailed as well. My Humminbird SI unit has the preloaded charts and are not nearly as detailed as the card, but otherwise it is a decent plotter.

I have been screwing around with radar options for over a year and am probably going to go with a Garmin 3206 with HD dome. Won't be long before those units are not available. The 3205 can be had for as little as $499 with the base maps.
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http://cobra.com/products//mc-600ci

$299 direct from cobra.

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