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Old 03-08-2013, 17:32   #1
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Raymarine C140W. US Coastal maps pre loaded

I am just looking at the deals available on the C140W at the moment, getting real close to pushing the button.

The deals are on C140W's with US Coastal maps pre-loaded. My boating will be done outside US Coastal waters. I will be buying the Navonics Platinum+ maps for my region.

So the question is are there any downsides to that plan? I'd expect that there is no geo fencing on a chart plotter designed to travel the global and that all units feet versus metres etc etc are selectable.

Any help, comments gratefully received.

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Why buy a virtually end of life product.


No plotters are " ring fenced" all can be extended to have charts to cover the globe. You have to pay for them mind you.

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Check type of memory device it uses. Compact Flash is not easy to get these days. Some Raymarine units cannot use SD->CF adapters. Make sure the charts you want are available on a compatible memory device.

All plotters work in most common units of measure including nautical, metric and imperial.
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Re: Raymarine C140W. US Coastal maps pre loaded

Thanks for the responses. I am looking at an end of line product for economic reasons. In NZ right now our Raymarine importer/distributor has an EX display model C140W on special for USD3,545!!! That just gives you the flavour for why we sometimes look overseas to direct import marine electronics. I have confirmed that I can source CF gold cards for NZ - just need to check if platinum are also available.

My boat is a 1996 vintage vessel, It doesn't necessarily need the latest, I am looking for more screen real estate and a good solid reliable device. At the moment my Chartplotter/sonar/ radar are three separate devices. Plan is to keep the 1KW Koden Sounder (which I really like) and replace the Chartplotter/radar.

As always you thoughts and comments are most welcome.

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Thanks for the responses. I am looking at an end of line product for economic reasons. In NZ right now our Raymarine importer/distributor has an EX display model C140W on special for USD3,545!!! That just gives you the flavour for why we sometimes look overseas to direct import marine electronics. I have confirmed that I can source CF gold cards for NZ - just need to check if platinum are also available.

My boat is a 1996 vintage vessel, It doesn't necessarily need the latest, I am looking for more screen real estate and a good solid reliable device. At the moment my Chartplotter/sonar/ radar are three separate devices. Plan is to keep the 1KW Koden Sounder (which I really like) and replace the Chartplotter/radar.

As always you thoughts and comments are most welcome.

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If you are price conscious I'd look at Garmin. The C wide was a quick fix products, I used it a lot. Its clearly surpassed by more modern stuff. You'd want a. Very steep discount to justify its purchase.

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