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say hello to my little friend #72643
04/14/06 11:41 AM
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Robi Offline OP
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Well I was going to buy this GPS unit.
[Linked Image]

BUT My wife did not like it. She said it was NOT "cool" enough so instead she told me to buy this one:
[Linked Image]

IMA HAPPY SAILOR! cant wait to get on the water and test it. Although I can use it in my car, bike, boat shoot I can even use it for my jogging, rollerblading sessions. Very happy indeed! Nothing like cool gizmos

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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Robi] #72644
04/14/06 12:05 PM
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She wanted you to buy the cooler, more expensive one ... I've never heard of such a thing happening. You should get your wife to offer training seminars for other wives.

What are you going to do to waterproof it?

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: ] #72645
04/14/06 12:52 PM
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It is waterproof/submersible and even floats. I will get one of those dry bags for it anyway.


Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Robi] #72646
04/14/06 01:14 PM
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say hello to my little friend


Be careful who you say that to. You might be misunderstood.

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Robi] #72647
04/14/06 04:10 PM
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Well I was going to buy this GPS unit.
[Linked Image]

BUT My wife did not like it. She said it was NOT "cool" enough so instead she told me to buy this one:
[Linked Image]

IMA HAPPY SAILOR! cant wait to get on the water and test it. Although I can use it in my car, bike, boat shoot I can even use it for my jogging, rollerblading sessions. Very happy indeed! Nothing like cool gizmos


What's the difference? What makes is the second one so much cooler?


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: chrisun] #72648
04/14/06 04:30 PM
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Panama City Beach, FL
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The C in the name means [color:"red"]C[/color][color:"green"]O[/color][color:"blue"]L[/color][color:"yellow"]O[/color][color:"brown"]R[/color]!

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: steveh] #72649
04/14/06 05:12 PM
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The C in the name means [color:"red"]C[/color][color:"green"]O[/color][color:"blue"]L[/color][color:"yellow"]O[/color][color:"brown"]R[/color]!
Can you replay episodes of Lost?


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: ] #72650
04/14/06 06:56 PM
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She wanted you to buy the cooler, more expensive one ... I've never heard of such a thing happening. You should get your wife to offer training seminars for other wives.

What are you going to do to waterproof it?


My wife told me I should get a NEW boat, so I ordered a Blade!

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: fin.] #72651
04/14/06 07:26 PM
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Pete:

Have you got your Blade yet ? Think I told you I an getting a Mystere 4.3 for Ashleigh to sail with friends once she learns to helm and us to learn spinnaker on and we got a free sunfish that needs sails. Get 4.3 at Ocean Springs Slip to Ship.

Doug and Ashleigh Snell
Hobie 17
Sunfish
Soon to be Mystere 4.3
www.tcdyc.com

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: steveh] #72652
04/14/06 07:44 PM
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The C in the name means [color:"red"]C[/color][color:"green"]O[/color][color:"blue"]L[/color][color:"yellow"]O[/color][color:"brown"]R[/color]!
And the x at the end means the neXt generation GPS units.

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Robi] #72653
04/14/06 07:51 PM
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Whats the difference between Cx and CSx?

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Galeo] #72654
04/14/06 11:36 PM
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Garmin has some amazing products.

My dad wanted me to get this

http://www.garmin.com/products/rino520/#
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Because he gets worried when Im sailing alone and wants to make sure Im ok. The best part is that he can track me down if I ever got lost or needed help.

It also has an electronic compass and a weather reciever.


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: ] #72655
04/15/06 07:12 AM
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Doug:

I'm still waiting, should be around mid-May. Hoping to make JPOR as a debut.

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Robi] #72656
04/15/06 07:54 AM
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I couldn't live without my Garmin Streetpilot GPS unit. I pack it when I go away after preloading the addresses of my hotel and/or attractions I want to see and get off the plane, plug it into the rental car and off I go like I know my way around a strange city. Very cool stuff. Transferrable from car to car so that if my wife goes somewhere I can load her destination in the unit and she can not only find her way there but coming back she just has to push the RETURN HOME button and I know she is going to be able to get back. It's been teriffic. Works on the snowmobiles too. The voice that gives the directions is a pleasant Irish lady we have named Veronica. She's like one of the family. I'm not sure how I would use a GPS on the water though. Maybe just in a fast moving fog but I don't often get that while sailing.....

Greg
P.S. My wife bought me this unit as well!


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: bullswan] #72657
04/15/06 06:58 PM
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Is she the same Veronica from that great Elvis Costello song??


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: Timbo] #72658
04/16/06 10:28 AM
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Yup! The same Veronica.
My father-in-law has the same unit and his girl is Annika.
He tells me sometimes he makes the wrong turn just so he has someone to talk to......
I sneak into his car every once in a while and change the voice and language to Spanish or Greek or Vietnamese.... so he can meet someone new. He never even mentions it. It's a running gag now.


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: bullswan] #72659
04/16/06 09:36 PM
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btw, they say those things are "waterproof" but its all a bunch of BS.

They aren't "catamaran waterproof"

Put them in a drybag when you take them on the cat.

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: MauganN20] #72660
04/24/06 09:13 PM
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One other bit advise is keep the screen out of the sun when possible while in the bag. I toasted a area of the screen on my G76. I think the bag had a small fold in it that magnified the light enough to do the damage.


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Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: catman] #72661
05/19/06 01:39 PM
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I was just wondering with these GPS units, where do you put them while you sail? Can you see the screen while on the wire? I've never used a GPS and am toying with the idea of getting one.

Thanks,

Adam

Re: say hello to my little friend [Re: acdavis] #72662
05/19/06 03:43 PM
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I do not use them. I give them to my crew. I dont like to take my eyes off the road.

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