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Old 01 November 2006, 07:30   #21
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Or........

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Old 01 November 2006, 12:17   #22
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I've got both a GPS72 and a Lowrance iFinder H20. My feelings are for the money the basic GPS72 (on sale now below 100) takes some beating its well built and it floats. Stick in some high quality NiMH rechargables and battery life is ok.

Th Lowrance hasnt been tested in anger, the NauticPath charting is very good and the display stunning. What has concerned me is the design of the battery compartment lid. It is sealed in a way no where near as thorough as Garmins.

In summary if all you need is a basic GPS go for the 72 the different versions of the 60 dont give that much more apart from software and better screen resolution. If you need a map consider the Lowrance but check out the opposition a mate of mine has a magellan its a stunner.
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If you need a map consider the Lowrance but check out the opposition a mate of mine has a magellan its a stunner.
Yes would like the ability of a map. I have had a look at the Magellan's and i really like it because it seems to have a bigger screen size over most of the other garmins.

What do the ribsters think of the Magellan Explorist 210 seems reasonably priced and can accept maps.

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Don't think you can get a data cable for it so you can't connect it to a DSC radio.

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Thats not one of my needs as i only have a handheld vhf

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What do the ribsters think of the Magellan Explorist 210 seems reasonably priced and can accept maps.
I have heard some less than good things about Magellan's Customer Service. They are/were French owned but are in the midst of being sold. Garman's Customer Service and online update service is top flight!
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I have heard some less than good things about Magellan's Customer Service. They are/were French owned but are in the midst of being sold. Garman's Customer Service and online update service is top flight!
Thanks Tomas that good to know. Has Anyone else have any dealing with Magellan's customer services or their products

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Magellan are owned by the French company Thales big into defence Radar etc. Also used Garmin's customer service second to none (well J. Brooks @ Iocm that was maybe) Contacted Silva re Lowrance and they werent quite so good but did sort it out in the end.
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