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Old 07-11-2005, 12:43 PM
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Does anyone have any experience or any comments on Navman marine electronics? I am looking at the chartplotters. It seems that Navman is relatively new to the US.
Old 07-11-2005, 12:49 PM
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They have been around and are steping up the Plotter, Autopilot, and Insturment line ...
They are owned by Brunswick...

Dollar value they are very well priced for the Market ... I have never really heard bad reports on them ...Granted I have not sold a ton of them also...

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I used to have the Navman 5100 GPS (10-shade grayscale) and sold it to my brother, as I now use the Navman 5500 GPS color unit. Both use C-Map chips and I have the fuel computer. 3 years on the 5100 and zero complaints and so far the 5500 is perfect, the colors sweet and it re-draws very fast.

I find them an awesome value for the money, specially when you factor in the built-in fuel computer aspect. For ~$75 to buy the fuel line transducer, you get all of the features of a Flow Scan unit and more. One advantage, I can add 20 gallons to the tank and reset the "value remaining", whereas you need to top off with the F-Scan.

The computer remembers how much fuel you've added over the season, as well as counting every mile run, so you get true MPG for the season, as well as instant MPG when running. With the $200 rebate going on right now, I think they're a best buy !
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Pretty nice for the money, but the Garmin is still a little better in my book. The update is faster, the trail storage is greater too. By the time we get home the trail from where we left is gone. Recently have been having problems with the thing randomly "losing fix", don't know what is doing that. The fish finder is nice, works well, I like the Lowrance display better, but you can't have it all it seems! The fuel system on the Navman is nice, and so far no-one else has stepped up to equal that feature.
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i have with the 5500, something to know is there are no internal or base maps built in, you will need a cmap for all your boating destinations or you'll just have a plotter. i bought it because of the fuel flow and the rebate and mostly good reveiws. i did like my 188 a litttle better but need the fuel flow. bode
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If you have Merc Optis (2002 or later) or Verados Navman provides fuel electronic interfaces to those motors. U can add this capablity later after ur initial purchase of your desginated FF, GPS/CP, or Combo Unit. Pretty slick interface. I intalled one for a friends boat, works as advertised. Click on the web site below for more info. Nice displays at a great price.

http://www.navman.com/marine/product...aft/index.html

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haifisch - 7/11/2005 3:07 PM
Pretty nice for the money, but the Garmin is still a little better in my book. The update is faster ...
Funny you should say that ... most of my fishing buddies run Garmin units and they say that my Navman GPS chartplotter refreshes faster than their's do ;?
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I have used the NAVMAN 5500 color chart for about 1 year. Got the fuel flow free during a promotion. Easy to use and the fuel economy readout lets you trim and power for the best range. The display is readable in full sun and can be dimmed at night.
Take the 200 buck rebate and buy the fuel transducer or a C MAP. Well worth it. I haven’t found a PC software link for NAVMAN but C Map has a chip reader the you can download or upload waypoints and routes. Plan on dropping at least 200 on the C MAP. And another 150 for the PC kit.

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Installed a Navman 5600 chartplotter this spring and the fuel flow sensor.

No problems so far. Good size screen and layout.

Bought it from John at Tightline.

Have it sharing information with a new fishfinder.

Dana

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