Originally Posted by nalani
question for senormechanico - what made you chose the Garmin
? i keep going back and forth - based on the comments on this forum - as to whether to get the garmi or the raymarine
. I have read about issues with the garmin charts
and also noticed that the updates are ridiculously expensive.
I have Raymarine
instruments in my cockpit
, all readable from the helm
, so interfacing depth
etc, with the Garmin wasn't important. If it had been, I'd probably gone with a Raymarine chartplotter
, but the touch screen
and firmware of the Garmin was so intuitive that I didn't even need to read the instructions to get it going. I finally did read them to get the fine details, but I'd already figured out most of it. Also, the graphics and print are large enough for my old eyes to read without reaching for glasses, and I can read all of it in the dark as well as daylight!
I got the SD card for the area so it has the aerial photos of points of interest and marina entrances etc. It's an amazing box.
BTW, the duct tape was Scotch 3M. One layer, no satellites, tape off, 8 or more within a few seconds.