New garmin 4212

tomy

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Have northstar chartplotter ( now company is gone)
Have Furuno charplotter.
Both operate fine, but love the newer BIG SCREEN view on newer units on market.
Kept looking at GARMIN as well as others. Pulled the trigger on 4212 last week. installed yesterday and cannot wait to get underway with this thing....love it so far. Tom:)
 

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Nice Tommy I look that 4212 up.. where did you get it?
 

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I currently use the 4210 and love it, g2 chip worth the money for contour charts and 3d, went with the non touchscreen because I didnt want finger prints all over the screen.
 

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I also run a 4210 and love it. Not a huge fan of the garmin as a sounder, but as a plotter and radar the machine is great. Just be sure to stay up on the updates from garmin and your machine will always be as new as the current models.
 

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purchsed mine online via e-bay store.local shops were almost $200.00 more. I usually support my small business guy, but could not look past that big of a difference....leaves more money for contour chip.
Keels....exactly why i went there also....did not want fish juice and saltwater covered fingers touching screen......Tomy;)
ps...did I mention BIG Screen for my old eyes....lol
 
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Best thing about Garmins is they are user friendly compaired to some other units such as Raymarine (horrible). If I had to choose I would still get one of the newer Simrad units (which merged with Northstar I think)
 

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Whale!!!! the old SIMRAD was split in two. The heavy duty stuff stayed with their European company (which they changed the name) The US part which was for smalltime users (us) was sold to the same company which makes "eagle" etc (freshwater boys). How do I know? bought boat and Simrad Sounder went south. tried to get some support! forget about it!
Bought new Furuno 1150 for $4500 and have not looked back....New Simrad is making big marketing upon that old good name....beware..Tomy:x
 

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Thanks for the heads up tomy the older simrad units were so nice as far as features and chartplotting capabilities. That sucks to here another good company being bought and sold just like penn
 

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I also run a 4210 and love it. Not a huge fan of the garmin as a sounder, but as a plotter and radar the machine is great. Just be sure to stay up on the updates from garmin and your machine will always be as new as the current models.
x2. I was amazed when I updated my 4210 the first time...for free with free live tech support when I needed it. I still have to spend the $$ for the g2 chip. My buddy has it and it is great. Still playing with the sounder trying to get it dialed in, but still years ahead of my old monochrome unit.
-John
 
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