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Old 10 April 2002, 02:34   #21
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Speak to Jan at Nautequipe - based at Hartlebury - Telephone 01299 251005 or e-mail at nautequipe@btinternet.com.

She is a Humminbird dealer and should be able to get you what you want - she is also open to god old fashioned 'haggling'.

Also you can save P & P costs by collecting it from her at Hartlebury.

Good hunting!

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Old 10 April 2002, 05:34   #22
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Keith,

I'm afraid I would go with Garmin equipment every time. Granted they may be a little more expensive than other makes but their back-up service well known and second to none as I am sure other posters will agree. I have Garmin h/h & fixed GPS, fishfinder & w/proof h/h vhf (which is a nice bit of kit with no knobs to have to twiddle in big gloves )
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Old 10 April 2002, 05:57   #23
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Despite having given you the contact for the Piranha - 1 agree with Ribald above - and would choose Garmin every time.

We looked extensively for Topaz at Humminbird, Navman, Eagle, Lowrance and others - but Garmin stood out from their advice and customer support / service, and the comments from other users.

Not easy is it mate!

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Old 10 April 2002, 09:42   #24
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This might be a bit easier!

Keith, Saw this on a chandlery website. Self contained, no external power, portable and easy!http://marinestore.co.uk/Merchant2/merchant.mv
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Old 10 April 2002, 14:40   #25
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Hi Alan, well that certainly looks like a usefull item, but I guess I'm really interested in finding out about what is on the bottom and what is moving about under the boat. We could have done with that on TOPAZ Graeme. It may have been even better than hanging Bill over the bow!

I've been looking at the Garmin manual (pdf) that Peter sent me, VERY interesting and it has whetted my apetite.

Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin? Piranha? Garmin?

Ohhhh my head hurts! Still half the fun is in looking. At least now I've found out that I CAN fit one to Quicksilver.

So far I've found the price of the Piranah4 Portable @ 159.00 from Compass. I'm now awaiting the price of the Garmin 100 Blue with battery pack.

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Old 10 April 2002, 16:44   #26
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Keith,

Check out http://www.on-line-marine.com/online...p?dept_id=1006 Item 97 for the battery box

For tye complete kit try http://www.on-line-marine.com/online...pt%5Fid=130102

Very nice people - I have dealt with them on a couple of occasions
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Old 11 April 2002, 02:08   #27
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Hi Pete

It looks like there is a portable Garmin 100 but not a portable 100 Blue. The differences are the screen colour and the 100 has a sounder depth of 200 feet whilst the 100 Blue has a depth of 1200 feet. I can't see Quicksilver ever being out in water of 1200 feet so it looks like the 100 Portable is a good option.

I've dropped the hint to The Boss () that 'Echo Sounders' (note: not Fish Finders, because she would think that was a 'toy') are about to become a legal requirement on all boats used at sea!

I don't think I can wait for Christmas.

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Old 11 April 2002, 16:56   #28
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Hart you've got too much bloody money!! TLS.
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Old 12 April 2002, 13:44   #29
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Ged - Intrigued by your

idea about the undrewater camera !!!!

Do you have any recomendations? I haven't explored the link that's on the thread yet.

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I ORIGINALY WAS GOING TO MAKE MY OWN BUT I FOUND A SITE IN AMERICA CALLED AQUA VIEW. TAKEN BACK BY THE IDEA OF BEING ABLE TO LOOK UNDER THE SEA I HAD ONE OF MY MATES BRING ONE BACK WITH HIM. SO FAR I HAVE USED IT TO FISH WITH, LOOK UNDER THE BOAT FOR WEED,FIND LOST PARTS IN A MARINA, CHECK CONDITION OF PROPS, LOOK DOWN DRAINS, LOOK UP A CHIMNEY, AND MANY OTHER USES. IT COMES COMPLETE WITH SCREEN BATTERY CAMERA AND CARRY PACK ALL THIS UNDER 300 it is the best bit of kit on my rib!!.
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