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Old 11-28-2011, 12:35 PM
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My thoughts exactly which is why I asked. If I can get an iPad to do both then all the better as my new boat doesnt have a chartplotter either.
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Does anyone have any good comparison between the Garmin 4200 series and 5200 series? For the type of boating I do, I am not sure if I need to spend the extra $$ for a 5200.

I believe I can only fit an 8" screen in the center between my canopies.
Tom, the 4000 series use buttons, while the 5000 series are touchscreen. The 6000 series are essentially the same as the 4000 series, but with more powerful processors. I'd go with the 4208, which includes charts for the entire US coastal waters. Buy the remote as well. It's handy when you're in rough water...
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Hoping to hear more on the use of the Ipad too!
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I just picked up a Garmin GPSMAP 640 on West Marine for 600.00 Black Cyber Monday Special savings off from the normal price.
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Does anyone have any good comparison between the Garmin 4200 series and 5200 series? For the type of boating I do, I am not sure if I need to spend the extra $$ for a 5200.

I believe I can only fit an 8" screen in the center between my canopies.
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We have two 5208 touch screens in the boat and they are fantastic. I would go for the touch screens.
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We have two 5208 touch screens in the boat and they are fantastic. I would go for the touch screens.


I agree..Im putting one on my cat with Radar..
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I just picked up a Garmin GPSMAP 640 on West Marine for 600.00 Black Cyber Monday Special savings off from the normal price.
That is a great price for that unit.
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Old 11-29-2011, 09:27 AM
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Thanks for the input guys!
I will see what kind of numbers work and go from there!
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there is a thread on ipads already http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...roids-gps.html
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Old 11-29-2011, 10:03 AM
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Make sure you watch the maps option, because some units can be a lot cheaper but you make up for it in buying maps.

I have GARMIN but IMVHO i think Garmin runs a raquet between how do maps and stuff being interchangeable between units. My boat garmin is used, if I went new I would have went lowrance.
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