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Old 22 April 2002, 10:21   #11
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I have a hand held GPS, and just fitted a stern mounted pitot tube speedo onto my RIB as the dial is much easier to see and it mounts flush. It also saves battery life on the GPS, especially in a known area of navigation where GPS was only being used for speed... Also having a speedo in addition to a GPS gives you a tide speed when u compare the two and allows for a back up...Mine cost 50 and took 15 minutes to fit and that was wired in with a backlight too...
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Couldn't agree more John and why are the b****y things always calibrated in MPH?
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why are the b****y things always calibrated in MPH?
Because it gives a bigger number and sounds more impressive

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Looks like a GPS then! ( Daren't ask which one!)
At the end of the day if it doesn't go as fast as I expect it to i'll probably lie anyway.
I will follow up the other tips as well, particularly the multi job.
Thanks very much for all the advice.
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