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Old 30 April 2010, 05:29   #11
Country: Other
Town: Stanley, Falkland Is
Boat name: Seawolf
Make: Osprey Vipermax 5.8
Length: 5m +
Engine: Etec 150
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 3,704
Another vote for GPS72 with external power and cradle - when you switched the isolator off on my boat it would beep and announce automatic shutdown in 30 seconds, to keep it on you just needed to press a button and it would stay on running on the internal batteries. Not sure how long the batteries last, but never changed mine in 4 years.

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Old 30 April 2010, 05:55   #12
Country: UK - Scotland
Make: HumberOceanOffshore
Length: 8m +
Engine: Volvo KAD300/DPX
Join Date: Oct 2002
Posts: 5,040
Yes, Garmin make, or used to make, the Quest and later the Quest 2. They were primarily sold as a vehicle navigator but my manual says they will accept mapsource marine cartography too. They come as standard with all the bracketry and cables necessary. Yel find em on eBay I'm sure.

Here ya go.

Here ya go 2.

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Old 30 April 2010, 06:10   #13
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Country: Ireland
Make: Redbay Boats
Length: 9m +
Engine: 370hp
Join Date: Feb 2008
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Originally Posted by GaryC View Post
Can you do this? I thought Lithium AA batteries were 3.6v rather than 1.5v
Yes and I'm afraid you were mistaken, you may be thinking of more exotic camera batteries
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Old 05 May 2010, 01:14   #14
Country: UK - Wales
Town: port talbot
Boat name: deulu
Make: avon
Length: 4m +
Engine: outboard, petrol, 40
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 6
What I use is a Dell Axim x5 I picked up off Ebay for £30
I then installed garmin bluechart. Works like a charm
I also get 8-10 hours battery life and my kids cant steal my batteries for the wii
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Old 05 May 2010, 16:07   #15
Country: UK - England
Town: Cowes
Boat name: WightStuff
Make: Ribeye
Length: 6m +
Engine: Yamaha 150hp
MMSI: 235072807
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 319
I've got a Garmin GMAP 76CSx Handheld with the Bluechart data. Excellent bit of kit.

Fits into a special space on my Seadoo jetski as well as being handy as a backup on the Rib.
(Also great for Geocaching!)

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