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  1. #1
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    Default Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    Am looking at the CP180i and VHF GX1500E DSC VHF - total for the 2 is £391.80 inc VAT.

    This looks to be an awful lot of kit for the money - I remember when A DSC would have been this much on it's own!

    So - question is - I realise this stuff isn't absolute top drawer stuff, but given we rarely go much further than round the odd headland - I get the feeling it will do far more than we ever need it to. I've only ever had a little hand-held GPS before so a proper plotter will be a delight.

    Thanks and all opinions welcome - good and bad
    Why can't we work 2 days a week and boat the other 5????

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    I had a SH chartplotter on my last boat. It was an excellent bit of kit and would happily have one again. You can't go wrong for that money.

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    Only hd experience of their HH VHFs which I sell excellent value and reliable.

    I like the look of their plotters too. Is the price you have been quoted for both a new price? and how big is the screen on the plotter?

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    Yup - Brand new for both from a UK dealer (found it on the web doing a search for the CP180i) - it's cheaper than one on eBay!

    5" screen - they do a 7" widescreen too, the CP300 - but I can't justify the extra cost to be honest.
    Why can't we work 2 days a week and boat the other 5????

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    lazyliz is offline Registered User
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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    Gotta go with you there. [img]/forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    I've the CP300i interfaced to that radio, very pleased. Great bit of kit

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    SH have good after sales service. I had a CP1000 (10") after a season it had some damp inside. As it has a 3 year warranty they took it back updated the software and resealed it. However it got damp again. So they said “we are not having that, will your helm fit a CP500? (12") They sent me a brand new (just on the market) CP 500.

    I liked the fact I got straight through to a real person who was genuinely concerned about my problem.

    As for the plotter features its great. Would definitely consider other SH kit.

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    CP180 won the "best budget buy" prize in a relatively recent comparative test.

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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    Another vote for the cp180i (no experience with the gx1500 vhf).

    The handheld vhf is great though
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    Default Re: Standard Horizon Plotter & VHF

    i ve got a 3500e vhf with extra ram handset, very pleased with it, cant go wrong at that price
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