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Old 02-22-2012, 04:28 PM
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Default Do you think this Garmin unit will look silly?

On a Downeast power boat? My boat that is being built here:

http://www.seawayboats.com/index.php...d=6&model_id=6

This Garmin unit looks like it's made for a sailboat! It could be installed on the top of my roof, but what about when I need to shrinkwrap in the Winter (New England)? Please look @ the images on the Garmin link.

Garmin Link:

https://buy.garmin.com/shop/shop.do?pID=15014

I LOVE the fact it can give me wind direction with my boat! Also...It gives outside temp. If I got the Garmin 740S, then I would really like this unit as well.

Do you guys think it may look silly on a New England Downeast boat? Any insight?
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That picture makes it look like a limp ___

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I'm sure some similar boats have them somewhere, I can't recall seeing that type on a ~~planing boat & wonder how it might hold up to the impacts and perhaps waves/spray low on the roof?

It would clearly be spendier (ah,er, $800++ ?), but have you looked at the Airmar PB 150?
http://www.airmartechnology.com/uplo...ures/PB150.pdf It connects via NMEA 0183 not 2K but the 740S can handle that through the power data cable. I guess you'd want to confirm whether the 740s could accept those sentences and dsiplay the data if you decided to go that route. It incorporates a WAAS GPS receiver.

The PB200 can output both 0183 & 2K and adds a rate gyro for autopilot and radar overlay. http://www.airmartechnology.com/2009...asp?prodid=105
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Do you guys think it may look silly on a New England Downeast boat?

In a word, oh, hell yes! But not much more than the big black anchor on the transom ...
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Originally Posted by TTaxi View Post
I'm sure some similar boats have them somewhere, I can't recall seeing that type on a ~~planing boat & wonder how it might hold up to the impacts and perhaps waves/spray low on the roof?

It would clearly be spendier (ah,er, $800++ ?), but have you looked at the Airmar PB 150?
http://www.airmartechnology.com/uplo...ures/PB150.pdf It connects via NMEA 0183 not 2K but the 740S can handle that through the power data cable. I guess you'd want to confirm whether the 740s could accept those sentences and dsiplay the data if you decided to go that route. It incorporates a WAAS GPS receiver.

The PB200 can output both 0183 & 2K and adds a rate gyro for autopilot and radar overlay. http://www.airmartechnology.com/2009...asp?prodid=105
TTaxi: I was thinking the same thing about about how it would hold-up on a lower roof vs. a sail mast. The Garmin unit costs about $500.00 The Airmar PB150 can be had for $700.00. After doing some searching...The Airmar PB200 (NEMA 2000) is a tad over $1000. That doesn't include cables & mounts etc. Thanks for the link. I'll go with with the PB150 or the PB200.

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