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Old 18 November 2014, 07:00   #11
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i agree entirely with Chris this was a simple question that needed a genuine answer, it eventually prompted some good feedback which i for one will troll through thanks lark.
you can do all the research you like on the internet but its also good to hear other personal preferences and if its popular chances are its a good product

we all have the same hobby all looking for help at times i for one like a good read on here but i don't want to wade through the crap to get to the info.

hope you find what your looking for lark

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OMG it must be cold out, 4 pages of this & toys going out of the pram.

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I've used the cheap Ebay units and I've found you get what you pay for

I had a text-link unit on my last rib which worked very well with electronic fencing etc, but they are no more

I like the look of these but haven't tried one.

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A lot of them use phone signals and I've found are not that good close to the coast due to poor reception.
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On checking out BBO site I see that there is a banner heading referring to 'are you new them maybe you would like to trawl our search before you post just incase......'
Can we not do something like that just to nudge people on there first post?


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Old 18 November 2014, 10:32   #14
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Jeesh, opened a can of worms there! I was only gently moderating the mod with a nudge but it's turned in to a pile on!!! Poly can be a bit blunt sometimes but I don't think he means offence and is helpful most of the time offering knowledge.

As for Willk he usually just homes in on known targets. Xx


Garmin GTU10 was the simplest and easiest to fit and use. 150 and then 40 for subsequent yrs- about to be discontinued :-(

"Spot trace"seems the closest equivalent, probably where we're heading. Not dissimilar in price.
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Garmin GTU10 was the simplest and easiest to fit and use. 150 and then 40 for subsequent yrs- about to be discontinued :-(

"Spot trace"seems the closest equivalent, probably where we're heading. Not dissimilar in price.
At the risk of posting "on topic" did the GTU10 use Sat Comms (Inmarsat) or GSM for the data information coming back out?

I'm guessing Spot trace uses Inmarsat as for other Spot products? These will obviously be much better bet for tracing "at sea" but does anyone know how well they work "indoors" - as obviously nicked kit is unlikely to be sitting out in the open for long and might be in a shed / container somewhere; and some of us are lucky enough to keep our kit indoors when not in use.
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Not entirely sure, it used "satellites" and would give a last known position and/or track. There were a couple of "holes" which tied in with when the GPS plotter used to lose signal. So whatever they use, it used.

Re sheds, it was OK actually. We stored ours indoors but it was a tin shed rather than house garage roof.

I'm told the spot trace updated software now has a zone that can be extended to 50m diameter so should be fine on a swing mooring. GTU10 was brilliant as you could "draw" geofences on the iPhone app. Why it's going I don't know?!!!! I even wrote to them.

Reliable, water resistant and very flexible use wise.
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This might be useful for those who are having to move from GTU10, however it will not be turned off until Jan 2016 but you do need to renew any subscriptions next month at the latest.

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I thought it ran out next year, 2015. We normally renew in March. So if we renew in Dec it'll run to Jan 2016?
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Blimey!

Anybody not having their monthly's?

As for the OP......

I use a xenun tk 102 (I think that's what it's called), this can be controlled and setup via a free iPhone/android app. Mine will text me if it moves out of a "geo fenced" area, when its battery is getting low or it senses boat movement.

I need the boat battery hooked up to a trickle charger whilst its being stored.
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Blimey!

Anybody not having their monthly's?

As for the OP......

I use a xenun tk 102 (I think that's what it's called), this can be controlled and setup via a free iPhone/android app. Mine will text me if it moves out of a "geo fenced" area, when its battery is getting low or it senses boat movement.

I need the boat battery hooked up to a trickle charger whilst its being stored.
I use the same - battery drain is minimal on mine - no noticeable drop in power on the main boat battery - but I only text it once a month or so - mainly to make sure its still working . Picks up a GPS fix inside a box , inside the console inside my garage

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