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Old 17 March 2006, 16:56   #21
Country: UK - England
Town: West Wickham
Boat name: Aries IV
Make: Scorpion
Length: 8m +
Engine: Etec 250
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Join Date: Dec 2002
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Thanks Guys!

I didn't expect there to be so much interest in this subject, although I guess your experiences could actually be quite useful to most people thinking about putting a GPS on an open RIB.

Roy, I did look at the handhelds but I think that the screens are a bit small to be much use to me - without appropriate glasses, that is! The screen on the 3500c is exceptionally clear, making it easy to read on a fast moving boat. The fact that it shares the same cartography as my main navigation system is also a plus point, which reduces the risk of error when switching from one to the other.

I have since been advised that the Lowrance 3600c with an internal antenna can be retro-fitted with an external one, if it proves necessary. Problem solved!



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Old 18 March 2006, 14:56   #22
Country: UK - Wales
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Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
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What about the Garmins with int. antenna. Does anyone know whether these be retro-fitted with an ext. antenna?

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