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Old 21-01-2015, 18:00   #1
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Garmin GPSMAP 546s

We are considering purchasing a Garmin 546s.

It appears that the US East coast data is preloaded. What I'm not clear on is how to get Bahamas info on the unit. Different websites say conflicting info.

One website says the unit comes with Explorer chart info for the Bahamas. One website says its US coastal and Bermuda.

Can someone with this unit let me know what really is preloaded? Can you add Bahamas charts? The Garmin website is no help....



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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 546s

Garmin website says the 546s has the Bahamas maps included.

https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/on-t...rod101716.html

From website:

The GPSMAP 546 is a compact chartplotter that features a high-resolution, super-bright 5" (12.7 cm) VGA color display along with an improved high-speed digital design for increased map drawing and panning speeds. It’s ready to go with an easy-to-use interface and a built-in, satellite-enhanced basemap preloaded with all U.S. coastal areas, including Alaska and Hawaii as well as detailed charts for the Bahamas.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 546s

Thanks for that link!! For some reason, my search didn't come up with that one.

Looks like a good, inexpensive unit.
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Re: Garmin GPSMAP 546s

No problem. The 547xs is a much nice unit. NMEA2000 and it will talk to your ipad. The Bahamas charts may be lacking though, but you could get a G2 Vision card for more $$$$.
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