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Raymarine Combo Packages.

I decided to look at the complex solutions of other marine electronics manufacturers and begin with Raymarine combo packages. In order to have some reference point, I will try to compare with the Lowrance boat box bundle. Here is an option offered by Outback Marine Australia  – Raymarine Multifunction Display – a-SERIES DOWNVISION AND SIDEVISION PACKS – a128 DownVision &…
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Free Garmin Map Updates, don’t Fall into Temptation.

Sounds so sweet and tempting as soon you hear or read- free Garmin map updates, isn’t it? For me as soon as come across with word „free,” I become very careful and a little alarmed. Why? I am not talking about meaning like „free as a bird ,“ free from the enemies or something like that. It is when word…
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Why Garmin BlueChart G2 Vision Is the Best Choice for Recreational Marine Charts.

Honestly, Garmin BlueChart g2 Vision is the best marine electronic chart software so far I have come across. From the early ages, I have obsessed of distant countries, mysterious islands and coasts. Marine Nautical charts are an essential part to reach them. I was born next to the sea, and all my life lived and worked at jobs related to…
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Garmin GPSMAP 7407xsv Powerful Multi-Task Navigation Device.

When searching compatible for PanOptix transducer devices I came across the Garmin GPSMAP 7407xsv 7-inch Multi-touch Widescreen Chartplotter/Sonar Combo apparatus. I assume that you can find similar marine combo devices and maybe even more powerful as a market is relatively saturated with offers, but? But I have promised to make Garmin marine GPS system‘s overview, and unquestionably it is worth…
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The Best Seller Garmin GPSMAP 78sc Still in the Top Ratings

Product: Garmin GPSMAP 78sc Waterproof Marine GPS and Chartplotter review Cheapest Place to Buy: Amazon.com Display: 2.6 inches Coverage: Built-in BlueChart g2 U.S./Bahamas coastal charts with shorelines, depth contours, navaids, harbors, marinas, and more Display Resolution:     160 x 240 pixels Battery Life: 20 hours/2AA Included Date First Available:   April 23, 2010 ______________________________________________________________________________________________  In my previous post, I did some research about…
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Why to Choose Cobra Marine VHF Handheld Radio?

The short answer to the heading question about Cobra marine VHF handheld radio choice is – high quality for reasonable price. Some may argue me that there are much better walkie-talkies on the market, and maybe it is so. Although, if we are talking mainly about recreational boating needs so Cobra VHF is an excellent choice. raising awareness about safety,…
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Used Marine GPS for Sale, Why Not?

Sometimes purchasing a used marine GPS for sale could save much money especially when for brand new GPS Chartplotter price is over $1K. Not always the latest and high priced models are the best choices. Producers have their own tricks to attract customers unfortunately sometimes with totally unusable new features just to raise the unit prices. Not every time those…
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Furuno Marine GPS Continues to be a Favorite Brand For Professionals.

Furuno GPS was the first receiver I met in my job as a navigating officer on merchant ships. I had undeservedly forgotten to mention one of the marine electronic manufacturer giants as Furuno Electric Co. Furuno is a Japanese company established in 1951. Main products are marine radars, GPS, fishfinders and other marine electronics. It was in the beginnings of…
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The Backup Option for Boat GPS Equipment is Essential.

The final post of my adventurous sea voyage and why GPS for boats needs a backup, read below. From the very young ages, I have been taught, that the Sea should be respected. I have always tried to follow it. Often, this also applies to everyday matters. Every sailor knows that obtaining high accuracy ship’s position leads to safer sailing…
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Docked at Haven Marina and Relax in Hotels Lowestoft.

Before my expected rest in hotels of Lowestoft, I have to make the final sea trip across the North Sea. Our Jeanneau Prestige 36 power boat was on the way to cross the North Sea for final stage to Lowestoft, United Kingdom. Calculated distance about 120 nautical miles. The weather forecast for next 8 to 12 hours was promising pleasant…
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