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Boys and their Toys

Sometimes its easy to get in over your head when it comes to buying marine electronics. Having all the bells and whistles can end up making installation and using the unit complicated too. It is best to do research so that you can get GPS, Radar or fishfinder that will best suit your need.

We would love to hear feed back about the electronics that have and haven't work for you. If you have any questions about what you need for your boat call us and we can set you up.
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Sometimes its easy to get in over your head when it comes to buying marine electronics. Having all the bells and whistles can end up making installation and using the unit complicated too. It is best to do research so that you can get GPS, Radar or fishfinder that will best suit your need.

We would love to hear feed back about the electronics that have and haven't work for you. If you have any questions about what you need for your boat call us and we can set you up.
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Perhaps you should have mentioned that you're the sailnet sales manager. At first I thought you were spamming us . . . until I checked your profile.

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Thanks True Blue I must have left that off.

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Are you the John Milligan that was there during the old Sailnet?
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The best Gadget:
Verizon Mobile Broadband Card

Very Good:
Garmin 478C, (Ridenow.com)
ST60 Wind speed/dir ind. (Note: first one was DOA though, bought from Sailnet and y'all did a great job honoring guarantee)

Good:
ST60 Depth, (Sailnet)
ST60 Knotmeter (Sailnet)

Really Really Bad:
Find-Craig-A-Girlfriend-o-Matic (Acme)
I've used this thing for hours...Nuttin'.


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The first truly big storm tends to take a toll on quite a lot of this fancy stuff.
An SSB receiver was taken out by one drop of saltwater getting in there. The instruments got a knee through the rather brittle display, the new one went the same way, then the one after that steamed up.

Beware of too many bells and whistles.

Buy the vitals only, buy simple, buy cheap, then you can buy two.
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TackTick T104 Wind/Depth/Speed/Temp with NMEA setup
Garmin 192C series chartplotter, which has better user interface than the new Garmin 4x0 and 5x0 series equipment from what I've seen


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The best Gadget:
Verizon Mobile Broadband Card

Very Good:
Garmin 478C, (Ridenow.com)
ST60 Wind speed/dir ind. (Note: first one was DOA though, bought from Sailnet and y'all did a great job honoring guarantee)

Good:
ST60 Depth, (Sailnet)
ST60 Knotmeter (Sailnet)

Really Really Bad:
Find-Craig-A-Girlfriend-o-Matic (Acme)
I've used this thing for hours...Nuttin'.


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But it said on the package!!! No matter how ugly I am.. it didn't matter!


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Craig, package of what?
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