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Old 07-22-2003, 03:39 PM
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Did anyone read the article about these products in this month's PowerBoat magazine? I've been looking at chartplotters but think this might be a better solution since I can use it for other things. I only "need" a chartplotter occassionally and hate to drop hundreds of dollars on one just for the boat.

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Yes, I did, and a couple of other boating mags too over the past few months. Then I did a Google search, and found a gadget review site that also did a review on it. They were not so happy with it. Can't remember all the details, but do recall it took close to 10 mins to find the satalites. A fact mentioned briefly in Powerboat.

I'm researching PDA's now, and am discovering there are other GPS/PDA combos abailable that don't get the advertising of the NAV MAN. No idea how good they are yet.
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I had a I-paq (sold it later), I downloaded a few maps to it, I was not too impressed. Screen is hard to read in sunlight. If you were to only use it occasionally it would be OK. My garmin is much better and faster
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Yea, the sunlight thing had entered my mind. Most people have told me to buy a B/W chartplotter to see it, especially on the garmin 176s.
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