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Old 21 March 2003, 03:02   #21
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Thanks everyone,

I now have plenty of views to look through regarding which GPS to buy. Charles I would be very interested to hear how you get on with your Navman! Some people said they do not rate them as they have a tendency to leak, however, as always others rate them very well.

I know Garmin are the big player, but they do not offer the fuel monitoring feature which is what I would realy like to have, no fuel guage on board other than a dipping stick. I really like the Rayethon Gps but beyound my budget. I am surprised that no one else has a built in fuel monitoring system or do people rely on seperate fuel guages?

My Jet ski had the lot all laid into the console it could monitor (Hours, Fuel, Engine Revs, Distance, & Digital Compass) all from one unit. If I could buy on of these seperately I wonder if it could be used on my eninge?

As for mounting the mushroon dome on an "A" Frame I have my Nav Lights on mine, VHF Aerial, Searchlight and External Speaker. Plus I intend to mount towing brackets for the toys, ect.

Once again thanks

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Old 21 March 2003, 04:32   #22
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I am surprised that no one else has a built in fuel monitoring system or do people rely on separate fuel gauges?
Funny you should say that, because when I was doing my investigations into fuel monitoring etc, I posed this very question to my local Raymarine dealer as well as Garmin. Both the replies were similar and quite acceptable.
' We stick to what we do best and leave others to manufacture these devices' - fair enough.
I also looked into the brilliant Floscan systems and was quoted the thick end of 2000.00 for my twin setup. I opted for the Navman system which I installed in less than an hour (very simple - and I like simple). The total cost was 152.00 for the Navman 500i and the fuel kit (for twins) was 64.00. I have only used it once so cannot comment as yet.

If I can offer you further advice, and that is to get a basic float system in your tank with a reliable gauge initially. The fancy bits can come later.
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Geez! for that price I think I will get one in the near future!


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Old 25 March 2003, 03:08   #24
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Navman 500I

Good Day Charles,

Thank you for your reply very usefull info, Did you purchase your unit in Jersey? I gather that the price you paid is free of VAT?

Is there any way I could purchase one at that price? The saving on U.K. price would help pay for float unit & guage.

I would hope to be able to attend the Ribnet meet in Plymouth if your intend going.

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I suppose a little 'sweetener' in the pub at Plymouth would entice me to buy one for you in Jsy , sans VAT and bring it over .
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WOW

I've just stumbled across my receipt, 314 for a fish-finder and single engine fuel kit!
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Liquid Refreshments

Hi Charles,

It would be a pleasure sir, I would love to join you for some liquid refreshments (note the plural) in Plymouth.

If you send me a PM with a contact number I will call you and discuss proposal.

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Done, AY.
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On another note...

As i already have a GPS, so have no place for the Navman 500. But they do appear to do a fishfinder with Fuel Monitering, the Fish 450 if i remember correctly. But I cannot find an online retailer (UK or anywhere) that stocks this. Does anybody know anymore about this system, price and functionality, Daniel said earlier he had something along this line. Also any of recommendations for fishfinder with fuel monitering?

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Yep, Fish 450 Tri-colour. Monitors water speed, temperature, battery voltage, fish! and of course fuel. Got it from

http://www.marinedirect.co.uk/system/index.html

Who are infact a company called John Bridger Marine in Exeter, 01392 216420 (I know this because i have the invoice from them!).
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