Posted by Chuck Tribolet on December 27, 2001 at 08:21:18:
In Reply to: I really like my little Garmin combo unit posted by Wayne on December 27, 2001 at 08:06:00:
Which Garmin do you have? They have several combo
I prefer a separate chartplotter and sonar because
when I'm looking for some tiny pinnacle, I want
lots of room on both. And nobody makes a combo
with a 3D sonar. The combos do, however, take up
You can load both the BlueChart and Waterways+Lights
at the same time, and switch between them using
the setup menus.
I compared Waterways+Lights with the Garmin Topo
sheets on their website, and found that the Topo
sheets had more detail, and all the same NavAids,
at least in the Monterey area.
BlueCharts should have all NavAids. If some are
missing (and really exist), please report it to
Garmin on their website.
I have noticed a significant performance change
with the BlueCharts on my Garmin 162. Screen
redraw time has gone for about 4 seconds with
topo sheets to about 13 seconds with BlueCharts.
It appears that the difference is the time taken
to shade in the depth contours.
The BlueChart Americas CD is $110 at TVNav.com.
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