The Element can receive a GPS position pretty much anywhere in the world, the polar regions would be a challenge though. The use of an external GPS antenna is only recommended when the Element is mounted in a position onboard a boat where it receives a poor GPS signal, for example below decks or near equipment which interferes with GPS reception.
The handbooks give good advice with regards to location too.
Would the elements 7s be recommended for long distance sailing? Does it have some critical missing features from other more expensive raymarine chart plotters that makes it not suitable for long distance sailing?
Thank you for the reply! I have a small sailing boat (25foot) and I only intend to use the chart plotter for navigation. I intend to cross the North Sea from Norway to England which takes about 5 days and Iâ€™m therefore looking for a suitable chart plotter.
Best regards fritjof
The Element 7s would be suitable, however, it has quite a small screen for night time sailing, you may prefer to consider the Element 9s - but we suggest you check out the AXIOM 9 on the Raymarine website to fully compare the features of the two displays.