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Garmin GPSMAP 3005C
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Affordable Marine Networking

The GPSMAP 3005C is a new, sunlight readable, network compatible colour chartplotter. Designed for a smaller boat or as a secondary unit on larger craft, the GPSMAP 3005C offers GPS chartplotter, weather, sonar, and radar capabilities when connected to the Garmin Marine Network.

The waterproof GPSMAP 3005C features a five-inch (diagonal) sunlight-readable, 256-color, 640 x 480-pixel VGA display. Like other multifunction displays (MFDs) within the Garmin Marine Network, the GPSMAP 3005C is compatible with BlueChart, MapSource Recreational Lakes with Fishing Hot Spots, and Minnesota Lakemaster marine cartography. The GPSMAP 3005C communicates with the rest of the network via a 100-megabit Garmin proprietary network. Once it is connected, the 3005C automatically detects any and all peripherals, automatically sharing information like waypoints, routes, tracks, and cartography.

The GPSMAP 3005C accepts XM WX Satellite Weather data service from the GDLT 30 and GDL 30A weather data receiver (sold separately). When installed, the GPSMAP 3005C can display more than 15 different types of graphical weather information - including animated NEXRAD weather radar and forecasts, pressure, visibility, precipitation, wind data, wave data, and sea surface temperatures - directly onto the chartplotter display. With the GDL 30A, the unit also provides XM Satellite Radio service.

XM Satellite Weather and Radio in Canada
Watch for details of availability of XM weather services in Canada or contact
XM WX Satellite Weather
In Canada, the XM service is made available through XM's exclusive licensee, Canadian Satellite Radio Inc. (go to for the Canadian channel listing, online radio offerings and to subscribe). XM provides excellent coast-to-coast signal coverage to the densely populated regions of Canada through its satellites and a robust ground repeater network installed in major metropolitan areas.

For boaters wanting dual-frequency sonar capabilities, the GPSMAP 3005C can be connected to Garmin's GSD 21 "black box" sounder, which offers 4,000 watts of peak-to-peak power (500 watts RMS). The unit also features limited compatibility with the GMR 20 and GMR 40, Garmin's new 2kW and 4kW radomes.

To offer the greatest value in a compact size, the GPSMAP 3005C differs from the larger GPSMAP 3006C and GPSMAP 3010C in the following ways:
• 3 serial ports (1 dedicated to the GPS 17, 2 configurable), compared to 4 for the GPSMAP 3006C and GPSMAP 3010C
• Single, front-loading card slot vs 2 slots on the GPSMAP 3006C and GPSMAP 3010C
• The following features are not supported: VGA output, video input, audio out, alpha numeric keypad, and IR remote

GPSMAP 3005C Features
• WAAS-enabled, 12 parallel channel GPS sensor with 30-foot cable
• Use individually or connect and control multiple displays and sensors with built-in high-speed network
• View XM WX Satellite weather overlays with optional GDL 30/30A weather/audio receiver
• Add sonar with optional GSD 21 remote sounder
• Unit dimensions: 7.8" W x 4.7" H x 3.0" D (197 mm x 120 mm x 75 mm)
• Single, front-loading card slot accepts pre-programmed data cards
• 5"-diagonal, 256-color TFT, full VGA, sunlight-readable display
• Weighs approximately 1.8 lbs.
• Backlit display and keypad
• Permanent user data storage; no memory battery required
• Meets rigid IEC 60529 IPX7 submersible standards
• Built-in worldwide basemap showing cities, interstates, coastline detail and U.S. tide stations
• Compatible with Garmin's BlueChart marine cartography and most MapSource products, including Fishing Hot Spots and Minnesota LakeMaster
• 4,000 user waypoints with name and graphic symbol; 50 reversible routes with 300 waypoints/route
• 10,000 point automatic track log; 15 saved tracks let you retrace your path in both directions; 700 points/saved track
• Position formats include Lat/Lon, UTM, Loran TDs, Maidenhead, MGRS, and user grid
• Audible alarms for anchor drag, arrival, off-course, shallow water, deep water, proximity waypoint, clock, and battery
• Large-numbers option for easy viewing
• Course and speed filtering
• Built-in celestial tables for sun and moon calculations

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Package includes:
• GPSMAP 3005C
GPS-17-N sensor
• Power data cable
• Bail mount
• Protective front cover

Garmin Marine Network
GDL 30/30A The GDL 30 weather data receiver delivers North American, real-time XM WX Satellite Weather data to the GPSMAP 3005C, GPSMAP 3006C and GPSMAP 3010C (includes GA 31 antenna). GDL 30A delivers XM Audio as well.
GSD 21 The 3000 series receives sonar data through the GSD 21 "black box" sounder.
GMS 10 Network Expander
The GMS 10 Connects multiple MFDs and sensors to the Garmin Marine Network
GMR 20/40 Add radar to the 3000 series with simple "plug-and-play installation of the GMR 20 or GMR 40

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