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Old 28 February 2013, 08:32   #11
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Good old ebay, never thought to look - you really CAN buy anything on there.

Since I cant bring myself to loose more than 50 in a week i'll keep it I guess, the 3D isnt that great (gimmic) but the aeriel photos and google earth are excellent when approaching new ports etc. The navionics "silver" built into the new 14" plotter doesn't include those features.

Anyone jelious of my plotter screen???
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Old 28 February 2013, 08:45   #12
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No worries

The HDS7 gen 2 basemap on mine is a bit of a chocolate teapot. It'll just about stop you running into dry land from a mile out.
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Old 28 February 2013, 08:48   #13
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That unit supports structure scan doesnt it?

Incrediably good sonar, if thats you'r thing - used it in real life not just at a boat show

I very nearly went simrad, NSE12 (I know your are lowrance, but all the same stuff I think) as their 3g / 4g radar seams the best on the market for a small boat, but the price was thousands more than the 14" raymarine and a bog standard 4kw dome
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Old 28 February 2013, 08:52   #14
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Yes, structurescan is on there too-just got to fit the boat itself out now!

The ability to overlay your own scans on the map is rather useful looking. I rather like fishing (it's a good excuse to stay miles away from anyone for hours on end) and it'll open up some interesting possibilities.
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Old 28 February 2013, 08:56   #15
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we met many many years ago I think when you came to view an engine I was selling on the back of an old phamtom speedboat, do you remember?

anyway, a little known but kewl feature of the simrad units is you can record the sonar to SD card (hmm, how will that work with a map in there) and then play back on the PC. I have the software somewhere if you cant find it.
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Old 28 February 2013, 11:17   #16
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Yes, fabulous chippy on the seafront


Apparently the HDS Gen2 latest update allows you to record to your map card as well.
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I've always bought my charts direct from Navionics in Plymouth
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Your balistic with that 225 will be a weapon. Jelious.
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Actually, can you check something for me please?

Does the Navionics platinum card for the whole UK cover the north coast of France? The pic on the website looks like it does, but I fell foul of Garmin doing that with the English Channel map saying it covered a big chunk of North Cornwall that it doesn't.

If not, I'll have to buy the UK south/Holland card which is a bit of a joke really.
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Old 28 February 2013, 12:23   #20
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hmm, this will be difacult as the unit has northern france built in and changes seamlessly. i'll look on the menus and see if i can tell it to only use the card as opposed to internal maps
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