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Old 22 June 2007, 04:07   #21
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interesting site for various things - anyone actually bought anything from them ?
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Old 22 June 2007, 05:15   #22
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interesting site for various things - anyone actually bought anything from them ?
They do have testimonials from 'customers'. I would have a number of concerns:-
1) cost of postage
2) you would have to know the exact model number otherwise you might run the risk of buying a product that is not legal over here i.e. the CPV350.

However, when looking at the CP180i (excluding P&P) it is almost 100 cheaper than any internet site at 201.81. You could - if they are reputable, upgrade to the CP300 GPS for less than the cost of the CP180i and get a Fishfinder as part of the package.
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Old 22 June 2007, 05:38   #23
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OK Jon

Furuno GP30 GPS which is on a bracket;
Icom IC-59Euro which is flush mounted;

Hope this is enough information.

Many thanks

Sarah
M59 was one of the worlds first DSC radio's.
When made it could have a DSC PCB added inside the radio.
Sad to say this was for class F DSC and NOT class D.
Whilst this was a great radio in its time, many still out there in use, it cannot be used for DSC in UK/EU.
Be worth looking to replace this, can fetch a good price on E-bay.
Clubs like this unit for use as a base radio.

I understand the GPS is just a GPS and nothing more.
A very good GPS though.
Fine if you want just a Lat/Long type read out that can feed other bits of kit.

Hope that helps a bit.
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Old 22 June 2007, 05:41   #24
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M59 was one of the worlds first DSC radio's.
When made it could have a DSC PCB added inside the radio.
Sad to say this was for class F DSC and NOT class D.
Whilst this was a great radio in its time, many still out there in use, it cannot be used for DSC in UK/EU.
Be worth looking to replace this, can fetch a good price on E-bay.
Clubs like this unit for use as a base radio.

I understand the GPS is just a GPS and nothing more.
A very good GPS though.
Fine if you want just a Lat/Long type read out that can feed other bits of kit.

Hope that helps a bit.
Thanks Jon. So if I were to replace what we have, what do you recommend bearing in mind I still need a depth sounder?

Sarah
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Old 22 June 2007, 06:32   #25
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Well Sarah I am a tad bias!

Garmin make some craking kit and have always thought highly of it.

I have fitted Standard Horizon to the new boat
Pricing is god as is the kit, many one here will back that.

My fav at the the mo has to be the CP-300.
Having said that is space is an issue then the CP-180 is as good.

Both can be fitted with the optional FF520 for depth.

Hope that helps a bit
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Old 22 June 2007, 06:39   #26
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I understand the GPS is just a GPS and nothing more.
A very good GPS though.
Fine if you want just a Lat/Long type read out that can feed other bits of kit.
Don't discard it so quickly. It has navigation pages and stores waypoints and routes. At the easy level, you can tell it to go to your waypoint. If you follow the CDI you should arrive there. It's not a plotter but that doesn't mean it won't get you home. It has nice big text on the screen too.
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Old 22 June 2007, 08:39   #27
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Jon - I can't find the max speed reading on our GPS - we have the CP181i?
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Old 22 June 2007, 10:31   #28
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Well Sarah I am a tad bias!

Garmin make some craking kit and have always thought highly of it.

I have fitted Standard Horizon to the new boat
Pricing is god as is the kit, many one here will back that.

My fav at the the mo has to be the CP-300.
Having said that is space is an issue then the CP-180 is as good.

Both can be fitted with the optional FF520 for depth.

Hope that helps a bit
Nothing wrong with bias!

I like the CP300. Is there much difference between the CP180 and the CP180i. I'm not sure if our boat has an external antenna already (or whether that is for the radio) - if not would it make sense going for an internal arial?
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Old 22 June 2007, 10:33   #29
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Don't discard it so quickly. It has navigation pages and stores waypoints and routes. At the easy level, you can tell it to go to your waypoint. If you follow the CDI you should arrive there. It's not a plotter but that doesn't mean it won't get you home. It has nice big text on the screen too.
Hi JW

I'm not discarding it, it is just that we need a depth sounder and I don't want to go and buy something and then find it isn't compatible or that the cost could have been saved going for another option. I suppose as a novice I understand the Tom Tom type approach rather than Long and Lat - Not that that isn't important as well.
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Old 22 June 2007, 11:07   #30
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interesting site for various things - anyone actually bought anything from them ?
Bad news, I'm afraid - you have to buy a minimum of 5 units (can be a mixed order) but of 5 things
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