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Old 05-12-2009, 02:01 PM
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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

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Old 05-12-2009, 02:12 PM
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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.
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Old 05-12-2009, 08:56 PM
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:13 PM
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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.
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:42 PM
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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.

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Old 05-12-2009, 09:57 PM
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Garmin, have to support the home town company.
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