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Old 22 May 2016, 15:49   #11
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Just came across this https://www.trekkinn.com/outdoor-mou...A&gclsrc=aw.ds
And wish I hadn't as with 5 sd card it will do it all in colour with no faffing...... Hmmmmmm
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Just came across this https://www.trekkinn.com/outdoor-mou...A&gclsrc=aw.ds
And wish I hadn't as with 5 sd card it will do it all in colour with no faffing...... Hmmmmmm
yeah but including the SD card its 55 quid (73%) more that the one you bought... and whilst it will be better than yours, its still far from the usability of a 10" plotter!!!
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yeah but including the SD card its 55 quid (73%) more that the one you bought... and whilst it will be better than yours, its still far from the usability of a 10" plotter!!!
True I'm not sure where I would fit a 10" plotter mind.....
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Stage 1 complete:
Have base camp and open sea chart on laptop (this is all free so anyone have a play)

Now just need to work out how to shrink it to 8mb ish lol
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Now just need to work out how to shrink it to 8mb ish lol
I think i got it........

GMapTool | GMapTool is need to create a custom chart (small), I plan on doing a few so i quickly swap them on to the etrex from laptop.

If anyone has done this before please chime in..
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Ok brain dump on the subject. ...

If I am worried about +\- 20 cm I'll be prodding the bottom with the end of my oar.

I use the etrex's granddad as a backup. My trusty GPS12 runs for about 30 hrs on a set of AAs. It doesn't do maps but I have a few files of waypoints for various areas (the memory is small - it's old!) Which I drop into the machine using EasyGPS.

No, they may not be the shortest route from a to b but if the fog comes down and the Lowrance cr@ps out I have a "join the dots" to get home.

I use flag markers for points I've not actually visited and convert them to dots (keeps the tiny screen a lot clearer) when confirmed OK.

I also tried using my Garmin V on Loch lomond with the map. Impossible to read when moving.....
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It's basic it's simple but today it was well worth the price! Might leave it standard (nice to know what's where but today was not essential)
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why is it so hard to upload a photo!!!!!
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To the Garmin or ribnet?

If ribnet are u using the app (iOS or Android?) or website?
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