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Old 01 January 2004, 19:22   #11
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700 for Garmin182C Internal+free chart of channel to include channel Islands (standard chart I think) local supplier. With legendary customer satisfaction.

500 for Navman 5500X including chart of similar area (providing customs don't catch me). International guarantee

Very tempting, I'll defiantly get a depth sounder from the states though.
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Old 01 January 2004, 19:32   #12
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International Warranty sounds good!

I've seen the PC plans produced from both a Bluemap device (Garmin) and a C-Map device, and reckon that the C-Map is better (full Admiralty chart in .pdf format - although this was from a Hummingbird unit, not a Navman), whilst I covet a Garmin unit because I like the way the software works, I must say that the C-Map planning was better. Well I think it's C-Map. Jackeen, help me out here!

Just a thought Andy - are you very tall (or can you do impersonations/mimics of everything? - I'm thinking of Police Academy here )
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Well I think it's C-Map. Jackeen, help me out here!

The Hummingbird has C-Map but the pdf printouts came direct from Maptech Memory Map PC based software.
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Is that Memory Maptec stuff included with the C-Map stuff/download waypoints to the GPS?

Also - just a thought - the Garmin might have been the older G-chart rather than blue-chart.

Must be getting tired - must go to bed! nite-nite.
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Hi Rich

OK I'll come clean...Jackeen dictated the last bit & I typed...I don't have a clue what ye are on about...GO TO SLEEP and I'll make him answer you in the morning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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I'm a blue chart fan myself. Great software - very easy to use.

It's worth considering that your CD includes an unlock voucher for 1 region but 2 units. This is intended to be for your handheld chartplotter backup but... find a friend and 1/2 the cost! This does work
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I know what you watched over Xmas Richard. Yes I'm very proporsonal to the 6'.......something the Hightower in the film is, except the colour you understand.

I only hope that I do get a chance of going to the LBS, as I think I could clear up some issues.

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We have a Garmin 188C plotter/sounder with the English Channel chart and so far have been very pleased with the unit. The sounder section works fine and the Scurvy Crew is hoping to use it to find some fish. The only thing I have to do is to work out how to get the thing working in Sim mode when it's not on the RIB so routes, waypoints can be input etc.

The unit came with an Irish Sea chart so we had to get the English Channel one which was nearly 190 so if you are getting one free then that must be worth having. Detail is brilliant.

I had Garmin GPS & FF on the old RIB and had no probs with either. From other threads the back-up from Garmin seems second to none.
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The only thing I have to do is to work out how to get the thing working in Sim mode when it's not on the RIB so routes, waypoints can be input etc.
Peter, I suspect that it's easier than you realise. I've never tried this with a Garmin unit, but an MLR unit that I use is extremely easy. No need to put it into "sim" mode, just plug it in, power it up and download the info. Interestingly the other thread http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=3611 sort of does some more explanation about C-Map stuff and both Brian and Jackeen seem to have found limitations with their Hummingbird and Raymarine units. I'm pretty sure that the Garmin units interface fully for waypoint upload/download though. Mike C has sent me routes electronically which were done for his Garmin unit.
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