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  1. #21
    SORE MEMBER Platinum Member Wobble's Avatar
    My Boats:
    SeaDoo RXP & RXP-X, Stryker Equalizer 28, Eliminator Daytona Jet
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    Apr 2004
    2950'49.74"N 95 5'17.55"W.......TEXAS
    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil View Post

    The MPH on the northstar says 8 mph slower then the garmin and Gaffrig !!!
    you might be reading knots

    oops, uncle Dave already suggested

    58mph = 50knots
    Last edited by Wobble; 05-12-2009 at 01:07 PM. Reason: dup

  2. #22
    Registered The Menace's Avatar
    My Boats:
    46 turbined Skater
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    Nov 2002
    Bonita Springs, Florida
    I have both. The Northstar will be history this year.

    Garmin much easier to operate and graphics are detailed better.

    Anybody want to purchase a slightly used Northstar?

    The Northstar came with the boat.

  3. #23
    Platinum Member Platinum Member
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    Oct 2008
    Hollywood, Fl

    Is there any after market face plates for garmin?

    Thanks for all the input

  4. #24
    Gold Member Gold Member omerta one's Avatar
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    2009 Lip-Ship Gladiator; 1995 Cig 20
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    Apr 2006
    Quote Originally Posted by salesmanship View Post
    The only reason to use the Northstar is to interface with the Mercury Smartcraft. You can display analog style gauges on the screen. Other than that my unit of choice is the Garmin.
    Much better display and ease of use.
    In addition you can update the software with downloadable updates to an SD memory card. BTW they just released 5.0 May 1st for anyone that needs it.
    That is a nice feature and is the main reason I originally choose the Northstar over Garmin...unfortunately when running at high speed for any length of time would cause activation of the alarms. The eventual cure was to disconnect the digital gauges. I also had a lake chart that would lock up when zooming in...took them and Navionics over 12 months to figure out that problem. I now have the Garmin.
    Tommy Gun

  5. #25
    Platinum Member Platinum Member Jassman's Avatar
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    Oct 2000
    Quote Originally Posted by SDFever View Post
    If your depth sounder has the output capability, just run a signal wire to the input of the Garmin. They both need to support that feature in order to work just like DSC.

    thanks..Jeff Building composite fishing and pleasure catamarans.

  6. #26
    Platinum Member Platinum Member BDiggity's Avatar
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    91 Cig Cafe
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    Feb 2005
    Garmin, have to support the home town company.

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