Thanks for the update Gord.
Looks to me like Garmin will succeed with this offer, and if it does I can't imagine a better outcome for us low-life users of marine electronics
and associated stuff. That is, given the fact that Raymarine seems to have completely mucked up their business. Garmin, on the other hand, has impressed me as a pretty well run outfit that provides good products at very competitive prices.
As far as I can tell. there is, as the Garmin folks say, a very complementary match-up of product lines between the two companies.