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shipskip posted 11-26-2008 07:49 PM ET (US)   Profile for shipskip   Send Email to shipskip  
Coming soon to a dealer near you.
Interesting new Garmin GPS.
Both land and sea navigation.
Portable, 5.2" screen, waterproof, NMEA 0183, expensive.
Many possibilities.

No connection, no affiliation, just browsing,

pglein posted 11-30-2008 10:29 AM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
Impressive. About time.
seabob4 posted 11-30-2008 10:58 AM ET (US)     Profile for seabob4  Send Email to seabob4     
So I have a question, don't think it's a stupid one either. Why not NMEA 2000? 0183 is quickly becoming ancient history.
Hoosier posted 11-30-2008 10:18 PM ET (US)     Profile for Hoosier  Send Email to Hoosier     
Lowrance tried this with the XOG (Cross Over GPS); it hasn't been very successful. The XOG will take the Navionics Gold and Silver Marine Chart SD cards which are very good data chips. Bigggest difference is the XOG only has a 3.5" screen and a USB interface.
gigem posted 12-04-2008 09:37 AM ET (US)     Profile for gigem  Send Email to gigem     
I want that!
number9 posted 12-11-2008 02:45 AM ET (US)     Profile for number9  Send Email to number9     
Interestingly high list price as well.

My opinion, but think observing a GPS while piloting a moving land motor vehicle is an accident waiting to happen.

If my memory is correct GPS on waterways is an aide to navigation to be used as a supplement to charts.

Oh and don't forget to remove it from your motor vehicle when parking.

bluewaterpirate posted 12-11-2008 09:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Garmin has been in this market for a number of years. The 376c/478 was the 1st crossover hybrid with the same fucntionality of the 620/640. They have sold alot of these units. I use my 376c on the boat and in my truck. The new units are very nice and will be priced in around $890 - 995 retail.

Here are some videos and pictures of the 376c. 2159339_2459167#imageID=31003240 Image-4892322-31018890-2-Web_0_19737c5bce291f10838ccb9a38beb164_1 Image-4892322-31018900-2-Web_0_dc6bfbc562816194ab0c528a7e9e3d6c_1


jimh posted 12-11-2008 09:44 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The price of GPS and map plotter for automobiles has to be the fasting falling price market in the history of electronics. These products were once over $1,000, but today I see them in supermarkets for $99.

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