Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
 
Old 11 April 2006, 13:24   #1
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
Navman 4100 fish finder

Does anyone have any experaince of this model? Im thinking about getting it as a nice budget depth finder. A friend has told me not to touch it with a barge pole becasue they have a terrible reputation (screen fogging up) but then he is trying to sell me a Garmin so can't be trusted

All I want is something to tell me how much depth there is below me. I like the fact is has an hour meter too. At £93 its a good price too.....
__________________

__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 April 2006, 14:48   #2
Member
 
Country: Other
Town: Oakley
Boat name: Zerstörer
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzuki DF 140
MMSI: 235050131
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 3,931
Tim,

Have a look at the Lowrance/Eagle range. Good value for money and very solidly built.

I always thought the Navman range of depth gauges seemed to be a generation of screen technology behind the others. Their again I haven't looked at them for a year.

You can try most depth gauges before you buy by downloading software from the manufacturers site.

Regards Nick R.
__________________

__________________
Biggles is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 April 2006, 16:40   #3
Member
 
Hightower's Avatar
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Fareham
Length: 6m +
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 7,855
Nothing wrong with my Navman 4150 which is the same basicly as the 4100. When I was looking the Garmin units had some issues but might be resolved now.

Eagle and Lowrance both good and there are some hummingbird ones out there that are worth a look as well.
__________________
Andy

Looks Slow but is Fast
Member of the ebay Blue RIB cover club.
Hightower is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 April 2006, 17:40   #4
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,815
eagle cuda 128-dead cheap, works at fast speeds fine, intuitive controls, shallow water alarm. Not the prettiest kit but can't go wrong for 60 odd quid. We have stopped buyin navman kit.
__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11 April 2006, 19:46   #5
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: Poole
Make: Aquaflyte
Length: 6m +
Engine: Merc 90 2Str
Join Date: Feb 2006
Posts: 414
Quote:
Originally Posted by wavelength
eagle cuda 128-dead cheap, works at fast speeds fine, intuitive controls, shallow water alarm.
I'd echo the sentiments about the Cuda 128, its a doddle to use, works well and is cheap as chips

Quote:
Originally Posted by wavelength
We have stopped buyin navman kit.
Just out of interest, why the move away from Navman. Any particular reason??
__________________
AndrewH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2006, 10:24   #6
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,815
Quote:
Just out of interest, why the move away from Navman. Any particular reason??
We have 2 navman radios and one of their plotters. After a prob with the waterproof qualities of the plotter which failed due to water ingress behind the control panel membrane (so they tell me) on a showery day, the ensuing and repeated failure of just one navman person in particular to answer e mails has not endeared them to me. To be fair the plotter has been replaced by them but there are minor issues with the replacement that I want addressing/answering and a reply to my e mails would help resolve the matter.
Being in a service industry I believe customer care is everything and we treat people how we would like to be treated. Consequently I shall take our business elsewhere in future.
__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2006, 12:14   #7
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: PORTSMOUTH
Make: Avon 5.4
Length: 5m +
Engine: Yamaha 60FE -
Join Date: Sep 2003
Posts: 1,838
I have a navman 4200 unit, superb peice of kit! - have a closer look at the pics on my website!
__________________
------------------------------
http://www.ollysrib.741.com
ollyit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2006, 15:15   #8
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Boat name: Seashell
Make: Redbay
Length: 7m +
Engine: Inboard diesel
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 5,263
Interesting. I have a Hummingbird dpeth finder in the shed somewhere. As someone said before they are not very pretty. Party why I want the Navman; I think it looks nice. I'm not tooooo worried about the issues with water behind the screen as it'll be removing the unit from the boat when not in use. Maybe I'm being stupid; I have a Navman 7100 radio on my other RIB which does seem to fog up sometimes. However it's easy to use, is reasonably priced, and looks nice (planning on buying another one).
__________________
Tim M is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12 April 2006, 18:57   #9
Member
 
Country: UK - England
Town: NW& wherever the boat is!
Boat name: depends on m'mood!
Make: Humbers/15-24m cats
Length: 6m +
Engine: etec130/big volvos
MMSI: many and various
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 1,815
Quote:
not tooooo worried about the issues with water behind the screen as it'll be removing the unit from the boat when not in use.
No experience with the sounder so cannot comment about that instrument-but my plotter either lives on the boat in a nice big dry garage or comes off the boat and indoors. Becuse of posts on here around a year ago I always tried to remove the plotter if it started to rain whilst at sea or covered it with a plastic bag-but ............!!!!
__________________

__________________
Dave M
www.wavelengthtraining.co.uk
wavelength is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off





Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:09.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.