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Old 22 September 2006, 04:28   #1
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Anyone got one of these? opinions appreciated.
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Old 22 September 2006, 05:39   #2
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Hi

I've got one it's great, but I think it lies about there being any fish under the boat as I've never caught any and it says there are loads under the boat

Yes I'd buy another

P.S. I've got two data cards for the south coast if you want one at a good price


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Old 22 September 2006, 05:41   #3
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sorry hit the key twice
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Old 22 September 2006, 07:06   #4
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Yes will definately be interesteed if I buy the unit, thanks.
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Yep, it's working well, it does everything it's big brothers do. I'm using it primarily as a sounder and the screen size is fine for that but a bit small for navigating, still usable though. Mine has the internal antenna option and it is partially screened by metal structure but it never fails to lock on.

One odd thing, it doesn't appear to have a field on any page which can give your position in Long/Lat.

The position of the cursor can be got by pressing a cursor key. Whether that first press of the key actually moves the cursor from your present position, hence giving an error, I don't know. I can't find any reference to it in the manual.

Got it from the US. 278 plus VAT. There appeared to be no duty charged on the customs documents, just VAT.
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Yep, it's working well, it does everything it's big brothers do. I'm using it primarily as a sounder and the screen size is fine for that but a bit small for navigating, still usable though. Mine has the internal antenna option and it is partially screened by metal structure but it never fails to lock on.

One odd thing, it doesn't appear to have a field on any page which can give your position in Long/Lat.

The position of the cursor can be got by pressing a cursor key. Whether that first press of the key actually moves the cursor from your present position, hence giving an error, I don't know. I can't find any reference to it in the manual.

Got it from the US. 278 plus VAT. There appeared to be no duty charged on the customs documents, just VAT.
Yes looking at getting mine from the states as they are alot cheaper even with the vat!
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had 2 now, good units, easy to use, fishfinder bit is so powerful, it will make seaweed look like fish on the finder, go for it,
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good unit

yep, this is a good little unit. I've been using mine for 3 months now, and it works great - I have the external antenna, but not sure I really need it. I also have it bracket mounted, as even though my boat comes out of the water each time, I don't trust tealeaves if I've just moored up to go to the pub.........

The only thing I would say is that if I could do it all again, I would go for a larger screen, as I like to have it in split screen nav/depth mode, and then navigation can be a bit hard due to small size.

Oh yeah came from US, why pay double?
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Anyone got one of these? opinions appreciated.
Problem with water under the screen

if left on for a few hours it goes

I intent taking it out and replaced (still under 12 months old)

otherwise all ok!!

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