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Old 06 October 2006, 07:16   #11
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close one ill tell you, its bad enough telling the price to the wife but to tell her and it be the wrong one.

i now have seen the differance c120 e120 haha. but when you bare faced with such a cool gizmo you tend to look at the screen

i cant wait to get it on the rib its amazing, the radar overlay works well to should be usfull for NZ only 10days now
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Old 08 October 2006, 06:58   #12
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We have fitted a lot of C and E series sets over the last year and have been very impressed by them.

Observation would be that in most cases the C series is more than enough for a RHIB yet a fair bit cheaper than E series.

E series has advantage (nothwithstanding 3 D mapping - not essential) of being a full blown computer and from that has significant applications that may suit specialist vessels. 1. Ability to plug in video cameras . We have experimented with underwater units and this has potential.. 2. Easy to link several unit together ie. a number of pods on a vessel sharring info for training purposes. 3. Ability to show engine diagnostics on the screen. There are no doubt other abilities that we have overlooked.

We are now playing with a SAt transmission system whereby you can "ping " the boat and poll back all engine data via internet/satalite/e-series/engine EMM. Requires another couple of £k of equipment from another company but works well worldwide.

However unless you are into/have a need for all these funtions then C series is the recomended. In your case you have afforded the E series so enjoy !

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Old 08 October 2006, 08:05   #13
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Spot on John. I am not a fan of the 3d stuff. What I do miss though with the C series is as you say the video inputs. You can pick up lovely colour underwater Sony cameras for about £100.

The other uses of cameras would be low light - you could mount a forward looking camera and an infra red spotlight and operate in total darkness - many uses.......
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Old 08 October 2006, 09:21   #14
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The other uses of cameras would be low light - you could mount a forward looking camera and an infra red spotlight and operate in total darkness - many uses.......
Fancy a spot of Dogging on water, do we !
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We have the C120 with radar and DSM 300 fish finder on the Mitigator and love it. One word of caution - the screen cover blew off and disapeared while trailering.
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Spot on John. I am not a fan of the 3d stuff. What I do miss though with the C series is as you say the video inputs. You can pick up lovely colour underwater Sony cameras for about £100.

The other uses of cameras would be low light - you could mount a forward looking camera and an infra red spotlight and operate in total darkness - many uses.......
yep or as I use mine, with an infrared camera pointing backwards, then you can see behind you without being blinded by the white light on the a frame when you turn around.


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Yup - I've got the C80 which is exactly the same bar the screen. Also the DSM300 fishfinder module - no radar as of yet.

It is a brilliant bit of kit - lovely clear screen - never fogs and the maps are great. The fishfinder is the best I have ever seen - great display.

Only one little niggle - sometimes it claims to have "lost" the DSM300 - I used to turn off the DSM300 at the power source but I have now found you can reboot it from the menus - just like a bloody PC really!!!
Is the DSM300 a fishfinder or a straightforward sounder?
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It is one of the most advanced fishfinders on the market. Remember though they are only as good as the transducer you fit.
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