{Stus-List} Chart plotters

Hoyt, Mike Mike.Hoyt at impgroup.com
Wed Jul 21 08:29:33 EDT 2010

I second Dwight's recommendation.  We have the newer Std Horizon C180
and have it fix mounted on the bulkhead.  When racing I usually change
to display 6 key datums and use it as an easily readable GPS.  Cost is
approx $500 and the footprint is small enough for a 24 foot boat.  Would
love one of the big 12 inch displays but there is no where to put it on
a small boat and no way to pay for it ....


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I have used my Standard Horizon CP150C with 5 inch colour screen and
CMap electronic charts for 6 years without any problems.  It is
installed in a pod on the pedestal guard and uses a mushroom type
antenna mounted on the stern rail.  Similar newer units have built in
antenna option which I think would be an advantage.


I also have Garmin Blue Charts for my area installed on a Garmin 60Cx
handheld unit which I carry as a backup.  I use it to see where I am
going when I am hiding in under the spray dodger with the autopilot
steering the boat.  Its built in antenna receives very strong signals
down in the cabin so it is also useful at the chart table. I also have
TOPO Canada maps installed on the 60Cx for when I am using it as a
navigation aid out in the woods.  The 60Cx is a great little device.  It
can also hold city navigator charts and would be useful in your car.
Blue charts, topo maps and city navigator can stay installed permanently
on the unit and whichever you want to use can be selected.


Cost of electronic charts is a consideration.  In my experience CMap
charts are less expensive per area covered than Garmin Blue Charts


If I had to choose one of the above it would be the Garmin 60Cx because
I can use it for other purposes and it is a very capable, albeit small
screen, navigation device on the boat.


Dwight Veinot

1974 C&C 35, Alianna

Head of St. Margaret's Bay, NS



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[mailto:cnc-list-bounces at cnc-list.com] On Behalf Of ross and bev
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Subject: {Stus-List} Chart plotters


Within a month my boat will be sailing the water around the islands off
Vancouver Island .


I'm beginning to shop for a chart plotter and wonder what the list would
recommend .


Ross MacLennan

C&C 24, Tobermory

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