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Old 18 March 2013, 20:19   #21
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PS - we (at least I) actually get a decent tan, esp when ribbing. But a real "Orkney Tan" - ie face and forearms only. As for the place name you mention... I'll stop there I think! Cheers
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Old 19 March 2013, 03:57   #22
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Thank you so much for the pictures and gen. As is clear, in poor weather the GPS is invaluable up here! The detail is exactly as I need and is reassuring that for the Garmin I don't need to pay for an extra level of detail as many other manufacturers do (and so keeping the unit cost of the GPS much lower). The locals all know the approaches like the back of their hand; for us foreigners the backup is much needed.

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Glad it was of help - there seems to be no one perfect GPS option, so on balance I think the Garmin units are OK, esp once you know their limitations. Plus you can always update to the vision charts if you want the aerial photos etc.

And yes you do get a bit more fogged out than up here - so good to have this and a back up system too - the Visit My Harbour website is amazing value for producing backup chartlets, esp if you have a colour laser printer and some waterproof paper.

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Navionics Charting

I have just received notification from Navionics of this new application. It is free and replaces the PC App that came with Gold Charts which ceased from the end of 2012
With PC App you could plot routes, and manage waypoints for uploading/backing up your plotter but this function isn't yet released for the web app. Allegedly it will be.
All this is useful for at the moment though is to see the detail for an area on their charts ?

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