Features June 2009 Issue

Marine Electronics: Practical Sailor Reviews New Raymarine A-series Chartplotter-sounder

Raymarine A50D plotter-fishfinder vs. the top-rated Garmin 545s plotter-sounder.

Sailors looking for a chartplotter who tend to stray from the beaten path or those who spend a fair amount of time fishing may want to consider a combination chartplotter-fishfinder. Our last look at plotter-sounders named the Garmin 545s the Practical Sailor Best Choice for combination chartplotter sounders. This review compares the Garmin to the new Raymarine A50D. Testers looked at display unit features, plotter features, and sounder features. The Raymarine unit uses Navionics cartography and can interface with AIS devices.

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