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Old 12-20-2004, 09:16 AM
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I picked the Garmin 172C for it's size. It's color and takes charts. Around $700.00 plus the charts. Dave
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Old 12-20-2004, 09:19 AM
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That's one fast looking bench Dave.
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Old 12-20-2004, 10:19 AM
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Did anybody mention Garmin? I have a old III that the internal battery went bad,updated the software and installed a new battery. (Years out of warrenty) No Charge, They even paid the shipping back to me. Doug
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Old 12-20-2004, 11:25 AM
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I have had good luck with Garmin 176c. I know of several people with the Garmin 2010 and they really like them.
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I purchased a 276c for use on the boat and also for the added benifit of use in the car and bike. With the car kit it gives you verbal tiurn by turn directions.
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Old 12-20-2004, 03:32 PM
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I've had a Garmin 172 on my fish boat since 2001 and it has got wet plenty of times. The only problem I have had was a power cable corroding. Dave
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Old 12-21-2004, 11:47 PM
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The Garmin 276 is at the top of the list, but i was at BoatUS today and saw the magellan FX324 color map gps on sale for $350.00, save $300.00

does anybody have one, and is it any good

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I like both the Garmin and the Navman, but went with the Navman 5500. At the time I was comparing both 2 years ago, the Navman was a much better price for color, and it had a more readable screen.

My sunglasses are prescription, so screen imaging and size of text was important. Polarized sunglasses can make any screen harder to see in bright sun.

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I like both the Garmin and the Navman, but went with the Navman 5500. At the time I was comparing both 2 years ago, the Navman was a much better price for color, and it had a more readable screen.

My sunglasses are prescription, so screen imaging and size of text was important. Polarized sunglasses can make any screen harder to see in bright sun.

Navman is now part of the Brunswick empire, who purchased them in June, 2004.

http://www.navman.com/marine/product...500/index.html
I am looking at the 5500 as well. Did you compare it to the Standard Horizon CP176C? I've used the SH unit and the screen is really easy to see - was just wondering if the Navman screen is as good in bright sunlight.
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I love my Garmin 76cs, I use it in my car, boat, bike and while jogging. I guess I'm turning into one of those old farts that clings to a gadget and annoys everyone with it.

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