How to get Navionics on a large screen at the Helm

CurrentObsession

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Bought a 2000 Formula boat that comes with an old Ray Marine plotter that needs to be replaced. I think the Navionics phone app is amazing in detail and accuracy. I suspect I could buy a slightly used tablet and somehow mount it where the Ray Marine unit is now. I would do this instead of spending ridiculous money on a new Garmin type GPS that I assume can't show me a Navionics display.

Has anyone done something similar? How has it worked out? Is the screen bright enough in direct sunlight?
 

badrano

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You can get Navionics on Garmin. Garmin bought Navionics not too long ago.
Also Lowrance supports Navionics. I've been using a Lowrance GPS for the last 5 years along with a Navionics subscription to keep the charts up to date. I love the sonar cartography.
 

Scott Danforth

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check your tablet if it is readable in direct sunlight. many are not and will shut-down due to overheat.
 
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