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Old 15 February 2010, 15:27   #1
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Received introduction on the new Garmin 750 plotters, 7" touchscreen, loads of possibilities.

Kind a like to have one instead of mine 525 .....

Will be available in April

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Old 16 February 2010, 02:47   #2
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Yes indeed! A 7" touchscreen, sonar and RADAR compatible. For less than a grand.

It was spooky getting the info through, only yesterday we were talking to Erin about a need for a unit the size of the 4008 but which takes a depth transducer straight in the back rather than via the poxy "black box". Within a couple of hours the announcement arrived, I reckon Garmin have our shop bugged.
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Old 16 February 2010, 02:48   #3
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Full specs here:

http://www.smgeurope.com/downloads/M...p750Series.pdf
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I do have to ask, touchscreen on an open boat? will the salt deposits not cause a few canary fits, or have they overcome that with some electronic trickery?
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It was spooky getting the info through, only yesterday we were talking to Erin about a need for a unit the size of the 4008 but which takes a depth transducer straight in the back rather than via the poxy "black box". Within a couple of hours the announcement arrived, I reckon Garmin have our shop bugged.
I had somewhat poo-pood the idea of a touchscreen because it ends up with fingerprints all over, making it hard to read in the sun. However, what hadn't crossed my mind was how much simpler it makes setting waypoints and routes. Kind of akin to an i-phone for scrolling, placing waypoints etc. Very tempting for when I need to renew my toys.
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I had somewhat poo-pood the idea of a touchscreen because it ends up with fingerprints all over...
I was with you on that right up to the point where the touchscreen models were at a premium, I may be a touch screen tart as it turns out.
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I wish they'd put the operating and installation manual up on their website. In particular I'd like to know if the power lead from my 3006C would plug straight in, or would I have another bout of re-wiring to do?
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New toy yet??

Hi all, has anyone actually used one of these yet? Am curious to know what they're like before purchasing! Any trouble with those fingerprints and salt deposits??
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Hi all, has anyone actually used one of these yet? Am curious to know what they're like before purchasing! Any trouble with those fingerprints and salt deposits??
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I have the 5015 and no trouble with fingerprints or salt..The only issue is, if the screen gets soaked the beads of water scroll the screen down.. So have a cloth at hand..
Oooh (and you cant touch with gloves on.)

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Great stuff Tony thanks for the info.. Looks like I'll get the scissors out for the fingerless gloves so! Interesting point too about the beads of water!! Overall it sounds like a pretty good unit anyway I think so I'll probably go ahead with my love of gadgetery and buy the thing!! :-)
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