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Old 01 October 2012, 03:06   #21
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6 month old engine died on me yesterday outside the harbour. And have used radar due to fog a fair amount. If you can afford it, get radar and AIS
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Old 01 October 2012, 03:07   #22
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Dave, will the structure scan work with a Raymarine? It looks good!
Nope!
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Old 01 October 2012, 03:53   #23
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Old 01 October 2012, 04:24   #24
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What's the point of having a plotter on a rib that you can repeat on your iPad? Surely your never too far from the screen on a rib that you can't see the plotter itself? I can kind of see the point on a large yacht or motor cruiser where you may not be sat at the chart table or helm position all the time.
I'd rather spend money on a plotter with a bigger screen or one that has user friendly menu systems you can operate easily when the boat is bouncing around in the rough stuff than choose one just because it talks to my iPad.
Also I talked to the guys on the raymarine stand at the boat show and they admitted it drains the iPad battery and you ideally need it plugged into a power supply which will be a lot easier to do on a large yacht than an open rib.

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What's the point of having a plotter on a rib that you can repeat on your iPad? Surely your never too far from the screen on a rib that you can't see the plotter itself? I can kind of see the point on a large yacht or motor cruiser where you may not be sat at the chart table or helm position all the time.
I think, although I don't have that level of gadgetery that the point is you can sit in the pub / coffee shop / house and create your passage plan very easily on the iPad with an intuitive user interface etc and then sync the passage plan over to the plotter rather than mess about trying to plan on a plotter screen.
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Old 02 October 2012, 00:39   #27
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Not only planning your route which saves hanging around but you can be sitting at the front of the boat checking any fish finder or AIS on your phone.
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We've got a ribcraft 7.8 - lots of good guidance on here as always on general points but if you want some advice on the specifics of the boat itself - ie seat set up, console positioning, how we attached aux, cleat positioning etc etc then send me a pm and i can talk you through it. Happy to help if i can...
What aux do you have? How is it mounted - the transom is quite high and there isn't a lot of clearance.

I collect my 7.8 this week and am looking for an aux that will let me follow and pick up decompressing divers rather that getting me home from 20+ miles out.
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How's about a Few Pics of The New Beast Geff?? I've been Itching to see her since you pm'd me!! I hear she's the ''Dog's''... But then again.. That's NO Surprise!!
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