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Old 08-20-2010, 07:24 PM   #1
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Just ordered a Garmin 431s GPS. Anybody have one? likes or dislikes before i open it.

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Old 08-20-2010, 08:21 PM   #2
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I've got the 541s. Basically the same. Decent unit, but splurge for the G2 Vision card for your area.

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We have the 545s which we picked up last year. If the Garmin 4** would have been in stock, I likely would have jumped at the savings. Dear ol' Dad was a Navy navigator back in the 50's, so I grew learning how to do everything manually. While a great skill to have, and great memories with Dad, I love my little GPS.

And yeah, another vote for your areas Blue Charts G2 Vision card. Go-to routing is great.
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Just FYI to anyone searching around and thinking about the 431s/531s model. Despite the manual showing screen shots of the options, the unit is NOT CANet compatible, so it will not connect to the garmin gfs-10 fuel sensor or any other NMEA 2000 network products.

Really bummed. Despite doing all the research I possibly could before purchasing, appears I still made poor choice.
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