Our old B&W Garmin
is slowly collecting lines across its little screen
, and it is time for a new unit. Love that the new units have built-in antennas. The existing unit is sitting inside at the nav station, and the steering
station on Cat Tales, 35' Fountaine Pajot
, does not have much space for a permanent unit.
So, I'm thinking I'd like one of the 5" screen
Garmins that I can attach to a mount and plug
in to power (only) at the steering
station when travelling, and disconnect and safely stow when at anchor
. Wife wants AIS
compatibility for some time in the future, but likely the technology will change again before we make that jump. I've looked at the literature, and they all sound the same (I feel like a dufus reading the specs). Any recommendations or fresh insights into these units? 546, 536, 526, 541, 531, 521? Any comments about similar competitors' units?