Gear: Raymarine Chartplotter

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Building on the success of FLIR’s Raymarine Element HV Series with HyperVision sonar, the Element S line features a top-notch all-weather display, best-in-class speed and straightforward operation, all at a competitive price. The chartplotters are available with a 7, 9 or 12in screen and include a 64-bit quad-core processor that delivers unrivaled speed, resulting in smooth page and menu transitions and instantaneous chart redraws. The system also features a 10Hz GPS sensor and supports charts from a number of leading mapmakers, including Raymarine’s new LightHouse NC2 charts, Navionics and C-MAP. In addition to radar and AIS support, the Element S series also provides the necessary NMEA 2000 connectivity for integrating of wide range of peripherals, including an autopilot, sailing instruments and engine data and fuel tank level information. Store up to 5,000 waypoints in 200 different groups, plus 50 routes and 15 tracks.

From $449. FLIR/Raymarine, raymarine.com

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