Hey all - I currently have a Garmin 546 on my skiff and have used Homeport to make waypoints, tracks, etc, but Garmin dropped support for Homeport on the Mac. I am not sure any replacement I find will also have Mac support, but I can always run a virtual machine for PC if needed.
But, my Garmin only supports basic maps. Ideally, I would like to have Google earth quality maps with more options, like contour reveal.
I don't need a fish finder or weather module on it, it is simply for mapping, navigation and scouting locations.
The Simrad Go7 looks pretty slick. But I am not sure about their mapping software, or if I should buy mapping from another company - so recommendations here are appreciated.
And one concern I had seems to be resolved - looks like you can import a Garmin file directly into the Simrad, which is awesome since I have years of data in Garmin:
Marine Electronics Forum - How to do Waypoint transfer Garmin to Simrad - I just thought I'd share how it's done. No computer programs required. 1. Save your waypoints to a card from your Garmin to an SD (micro card for my Go7) in GPX format. Garmin gives the option of two file types. 2. Load...
Any tips are appreciated!