Furuno GP33

A review of the Furuno GP33 GPS receiver

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The GP33 from Furuno sports a sunlight-viewable 4.3-inch color LCD. Features include a 12-parallel-channel GPS receiver with two dedicated WAAS/SBAS (satellite-based augmentation system) channels; two customizable modes and seven display modes (including plotter, lat/long, highway and compass ribbon); NMEA 2000 certification with dual 12-volt and 24-volt NMEA 2000 voltage capability (Furuno CAN bus); integrated NMEA 0183 and RS232 ports (which can be used simultaneously with the NMEA 2000 port); and capacity for 100 routes and 3,000 track points. The GP33 is a cosmetic match for the NavNet 3-D line of chart plotters, or use it as a stand-alone GPS navigator or with an existing NavNet 3-D NMEA 2000 backbone. $595; www.furunousa.com