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Old 31 July 2006, 11:41   #1
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Garmin 3010c

Hi

I am looking at purchasing a Garmin 3010c for my new Rib, as after a large screen GPS. Does anyone on here have one already, if so how do they find it. Played with one for about an hour or so on the weekend and found it reasonably easy to use as most Garmin stuff is.

Any negative/positive comments would be great thanks.
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Old 31 July 2006, 13:06   #2
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I have the 2010c which is the forerunner of the 3010c. The unit is fantastic and the screen ( 10") is excellent. I have had it since 2002 and its never gone AWOL ./or wrong. Garmin back up is pretty good as well. Answers to problems withing 24 hours

However:

1. Be shure to register with Garmin.
2. It uses Mapsource - which is about the best BUT extra chart areas come
at a price. ( anything up to 200 quid)
3. It is not cheap..

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I used a 2010c on a boat I rebuilt in Hawaii and it was amazing! Totally easy to install and most of the software is easy and intuitive to use - and no problem seeing in bright sunlight.

I'm installing the 3210 bundle on a boat currently and am eager to see the changes...the much expanded built-in chart, plug and play features, video options, and the radar overlay sound very promising. As I'm sure you know, this network is easily expandable and if possible I would recommend it over the 2010 if you have that choice.
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Please have a play around with the Raymarine as well - I always used to be a big Garmin fan but my Raymarine c80 is great. I still carry around my old trusty Garmin handheld as backup though!!!
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WOW! 5000 POSTS CODDERS
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Multiple big WOWS to Codders, he is now 5000 old. There should be some sort of celebration; at least tip one to Codders at the pub tonight. JK is this a record?
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I have a 3010c ....the only problem I found was with the new g2 charts
the small charts worked fine but the large chart didnt work, a phone call to garmin sorted that out. its easy to use and very clear, also the video input I use as a fish finder.
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Multiple big WOWS to Codders, he is now 5000 old. There should be some sort of celebration; at least tip one to Codders at the pub tonight. JK is this a record?
Regards, T. and well done Codders.
Bloody hell - didn't notice - last time I looked it was 3,000!!! Well spotted.
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GED - dont you know a guy called Codprawn- comes from the same neck of the woods.. he is the one with a 8m blue rib, with a 200 suzuki stuck over the end.And Codders - your rib measures 2.8 at the widest and weighs wet at some 2800 kgs?? Dont believe it...

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GED - is that a JRC radar I see in the picture??? and enlighten me - what's a frock man??
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