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Old 01 October 2012, 18:13   #71
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Ah sorry replied before the second post there. Ok accuracy makes sense to me, if the Garmin is more reliable in that respect that justifies it on its own as I've had some very odd directions from my (admitedly old) iphone 3GS before!!!
Garmin not likely to be more accurate. BUT the iphone uses the phone mast to get a quicker first fix. If no mast it may take a while for first fix.
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Old 01 October 2012, 18:15   #72
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Missed - chargeable from 12V without compromising the waterproofing.

Waterproof box - you need to pick one that lets you still use the toluch screen..
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Ah sorry replied before the second post there. Ok accuracy makes sense to me, if the Garmin is more reliable in that respect that justifies it on its own as I've had some very odd directions from my (admitedly old) iphone 3GS before!!!
The Garmin Etrex that I bought is still showing up on ebay. Its fine as a back up and you can get one for as little as 45.
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Old 01 October 2012, 18:51   #74
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I don't carry charts either; there's no point where I tend to go. I have a Garmin 78s as a back up but whilst it's waterproof and floats I'm not that impressed with it. It's ok I suppose but I prefer my Raymarine E70 screen.
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I'm thinking of getting some smaller charts, just so we have them as a reference on the boat. I believe both the Admiralty Small Craft Charts and Imray Leisure range are A2 and similarly priced. Does anyone have a view on whether one series is better than the other, or is it simply personal preference?
Personally I preffer the Admiralty leisure charts, not on the rib though, just for home use, you can learn a lot by studying the contors and learning what all the symbols and abbreviations mean, that way you'll have more of an understanding of your plotter and the ground you cover and what to expect in any given erea. that way you can make on the spot navigation decisions at speed if necessary.

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Makes sense, cool tks!
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