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Old 09-08-2014, 02:58 PM
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Ok so i just bought a boat with a Garmin 525 should i keep it or is it worth the upgrade, also when I turn it on the map display is not that clear it is pretty pix elated i don't know if that's from not using it on the water or what thanks guys
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It's an alright lil unit. Depends on what you're using it for.... got a picture to see what you're talking about? If you mean the google map type stuff I don't think that gets too clear.
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I will have to get a pic I have used other Garmins and the pic is allot clearer... From pics I see of the units online they seem really clear mine seems kinda cloudy does it need to move and start tracking to clear up? And what do you mean by what I plan on using it for, I will be mainly using it for fishing thanks for the reply.
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Like if you're going to use it for navigation or sounder, both at the same time gets pretty hard to see. If the actual screen is cloudy then no I don't think it will clear up. Shut the satellite images off and look at a "paper" chart and see if it still looks cloudy.
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If its not an 525s then it doesn't have a sounder. Just plotter only. You can get the newer and much faster units for under $600. Which would have the sounder also.
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Originally Posted by captain28570 View Post
If its not an 525s then it doesn't have a sounder. Just plotter only. You can get the newer and much faster units for under $600. Which would have the sounder also.
Well the weird part is the guy i got the boat from has the 525 and as the plotter and a 545s as the sounder
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That's not a bad set up.Those units are discontinued now. The newer ones are faster and clearer.
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Well the weird part is the guy i got the boat from has the 525 and as the plotter and a 545s as the sounder

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