Garmin 741xs

Discussion in 'Electronics Q&A' started by Todd M Caldwell, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. Todd M Caldwell

    Todd M Caldwell Member

    Oct 7, 2018
    Port St Lucie, FL
    1998 290 Sundancer
    5.0 Alpha
    I want to add the "Auto Guidance" feature..... so I need to buy a G2 Chart should I wait for the G3 to come out, currently scheduled for Feb 2019?
  2. RollerCoastr

    RollerCoastr Well-Known Member

    Nov 15, 2007
    Cedar Point, OH / Miami, FL / MacRay Harbor, MI
    1997 400DA
    340HP 7.4 Mercruiser Bluewaters
    Garmin 741, 742, 8212, 24HD, Intellian I2
    1999 280BR
    Twin 250HP Merc 350 Alpha Ones
    There's a lot of buzz about the G3 (Navionics). I'd be tempted to wait. Having said that, I never use AG. My auto-pilot can't follow it, and if when I steer manually, I don't like how it cuts buoys/channels etc.

    I use Homeport instead. I have carefully-created and named WP's and routes for nearly everywhere I want to go. When I need a route that I haven't already created, I use the Active Captain app to make one (and sync it) on the fly.
  3. CSR_Admin

    CSR_Admin Administrator Staff Member

    Mar 10, 2004
    I have not seen the pricing yet but I expect it will be more. I think the major benefit will be the higher resolution bottom contours for fisherman. I personally already prefer the garmin maps to navionics anyway. So if you could make use of the G2 charts in the next few months then get them now.

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