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Old 02 March 2013, 06:59   #11
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Originally Posted by redthunder View Post
My garmin 750 has tidal streams. Can't remember how I switched it on though

The 2010 does have them but they are not as easy to referance to a particular area at a given time they are shown at a time before of after high/low water where on the standard unit you could focus on the area & toggle thru the time & the tidal stream arrows would change direction & strength as the time changed

Ie if we were crossing from northern ireland to the bottom of the mull we could easily check the tide direction & strength at our arrival time without having to add or subtract times lazy i know but handy

i'm not saying the garmin unit is rubbish but I think the standard gives it a good run for the money

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Old 02 March 2013, 11:03   #12
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We've had a Standard Horizon CP300 on the sailing yacht for 5+ years now, outside at the helm station, and it's been brilliant. Works seamlessly with our Digital Yacht AIS transponder as well.

No issues whatsoever with the hardware. Last year when I phoned Standard one day to ask about some strange behaviour in AIS plotting I'd noticed, they instantly put me through to a technical guy, who recognised it was a bug they'd already fixed, and shipped me out a software update free of charge. Completely out of warranty, but that wasn't even discussed. I thought service was top notch, all too rare these days!

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Old 02 March 2013, 13:16   #13
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In fairness, Standard Horizon are a Yaesu brand, and they certainly have a good name for radios.

Very innovative too: Linky

That product reminds me, I've seen some nice VHF/GPS and VHF/AIS combos recently. I wonder where the trends are headed.....
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Old 02 March 2013, 17:51   #14
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Originally Posted by willk View Post
In fairness, Standard Horizon are a Yaesu brand,
I didn't know that, and I thought I knew everything
Rule#2: Never argue with an idiot. He'll drag you down to his level & then beat you with experience.
Rule#3: Tha' can't educate pork.
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Old 04 March 2013, 14:57   #15
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Now it's starting to come more into the price range, thanks all! Any second hand 750s out there?

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