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Old 28 March 2006, 07:08   #11
Country: UK - Wales
Town: West Wales
Make: Vipermax 5.8, SR4.7
Length: 5m +
Engine: 150 Opti, F50EFi
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Here's a response I had by e-mail from Garmin, on the warranty issue:

"Thank you for contacting Garmin Europe

Garmin products hold a 1 year warranty period worldwide. As long as you keep
your receipt / proof of purchase then that is fine and we would help you if
you have any problems.

If you have any further problems then please feel free to contact us."

It looks pretty good to me.

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Old 28 March 2006, 07:48   #12
Country: UK - England
Town: Chesterfield
Boat name: Sea Quell
Make: Picton Cobra
Length: 5m +
Engine: Mercury 150 4 Stroke
MMSI: 235038298
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I have previously purchased a Garmin Fishfinder (320c) from the States, but it was collected via a friend on holiday to save $$$£££
Otherwise, shipping, import duty and vat can soon add up - always worth checking UK sources to compare - the following have some suprising prices for certain products and have great service ......... imho


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Old 28 March 2006, 13:18   #13
Country: USA
Town: Oakland CA
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Originally Posted by Jon Brooks
US radio's are not approved for anything oither than fitting to a US vessel.
They have their own class of DSC for domestic vessels (those not leaving US waters) this is a lower class than class D.
Also channels will be missing.

Dealers here should not add the channels as they could be fined.
Most will tell you to go away as would we.
Most of the better radios here in the US have selectable US/Int'l channel ranges. I don't know specifics on differences, but you could get that from the manufacturers' websites, I'd bet. So unless you have UK-specific channels, odds are that you'd be covered on that subject.

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Old 29 March 2006, 00:42   #14
Country: UK - England
Town: ramsgate
Boat name: Micki Dee Bee
Make: Ribcraft Seasafari
Length: 9m +
Engine: Twin 250hp Suzuki
MMSI: 235057235
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ok the big channel diff is M1 (37a) and M2 (P4)
These are UK only channels they are not in any other set as standard.

These are progarmmed in to all UK models by everyone.

So no you would not be covered


Jon Brooks VSMM. Marine Mammal Medic, PBI, SRC Assessor,PWC Instructor.
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