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Old 08 April 2013, 03:14   #31
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Touch screen plotter

No problem with my 720s. It can be entertaining when you forget you' ve got one and "wipe" the screen
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Old 08 April 2013, 03:42   #32
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How do they work in heavy salt spray, or rain? No problems?

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If you see my post on page 1 you'll see that Raymarine stuff is a "Hybrid touch" that you can turn the touch screen off and use buttons instead. I used a Garmin Touchscreen 3 or 4 years ago in the Cowes Torquay race and we got very wet - the touch screen went mad but it was getting soaked!
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If you see my post on page 1 you'll see that Raymarine stuff is a "Hybrid touch" that you can turn the touch screen off and use buttons instead. I used a Garmin Touchscreen 3 or 4 years ago in the Cowes Torquay race and we got very wet - the touch screen went mad but it was getting soaked!
The latter is what I was wondering about. I did see your post about Raymarine, but I'm more interested in the Lowrance units and their wet condition performance (have nothing against Raymarine or Garmin, just trying to stay with what I've been using.)

Appreciate the input.

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Beads of rain/water running down the screen can sometimes cause my Garmin to 'pan' or do weird things, but it hasn't ever caused me a real issue. I would not go back to buttons now!
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Beads of rain/water running down the screen can sometimes cause my Garmin to 'pan' or do weird things, but it hasn't ever caused me a real issue. I would not go back to buttons now!
Been out in ALL weathers and never been an issue for me.
Haveing Bigger Tubes,and being wider than the Osprey....The R.C 6.8 IS a Very Dry RIB in the Rough though
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Duno I've had a lot of fun with buttons in my youth Yes before you say anything kerny i can remember
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You should. Yiz have been pressing each other's buttons all year!
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Been out in ALL weathers and never been an issue for me.
Haveing Bigger Tubes,and being wider than the Osprey....The R.C 6.8 IS a Very Dry RIB in the Rough though
Not sure the size or 'dryness' of your boat has much to do with rainfall hitting the screen
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You should. Yiz have been pressing each other's buttons all year!
Think its called a bromance
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