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Old 14 June 2006, 17:45   #1
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time to update gps

Hi

Have had my rib for about a month now. Came with an old Raytheon 590 gps which works ok but some of the screen is black and un useable. Can anyone recommend a more up to date gps/ plotter that is easy to use and will keep the wife happy with the cost

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Old 14 June 2006, 18:11   #2
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How much are you thinking of spending?
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Old 14 June 2006, 18:31   #3
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hi, ive just bought a brand new Garmin 178c colour screen Gps with combined Fishfinder for 350 on e baY,it was from the states and is identical to the uk version, ive just bought the latest garmin Blue chart for the Solent etc and its perfect, (dont they all come from the same Place!! )
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Old 14 June 2006, 19:29   #4
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I nearly did the same, but was put off by stories of the VAT-man chasing after you for his slice of the cake. Did you end up paying tax on top of the final e-bay price?
Also, did you get the chart software from the US?
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Old 15 June 2006, 05:24   #5
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I bought a brand new Navman 5500i off eBay for 280 + shipping from the states, works perfectly, got a Solent C-Map card and all works a treat, VAT man never did come knocking
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Old 15 June 2006, 16:28   #6
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it came out of the states packaged up as a returned broken radio and all that and i put the uk datachart on it and its perfect !! just had a lok and he has one on there, its the only one from the usa!!
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Old 16 June 2006, 14:43   #7
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had a demo of a navman tracker 5380 today 399 inc vat but not inc c map will start to check around for prices, nice unit
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I have been looking at these things but havent CLUE . IT NEEDS TO BE SIMPLE FOR ME .

One thing Iam wondering is there a version that can be used on land and sea .
Would be great to have a unit like the tom tom that Ican use on the bike and boat .
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Old 29 June 2006, 18:04   #9
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I have been looking at these things but havent CLUE . IT NEEDS TO BE SIMPLE FOR ME .

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A map, blindfold and pin!
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A map, blindfold and pin!
Hey stroker boy thats what I got now i need a little tricknology , gotta have something that can go wrong .
Main reason for wantinga GPS thingy is for speed and distance so I can work out how much fuel I have used
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