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genesis-uno 03-07-2006 02:18 PM

anchor alarm
 
Hello every body,
Can any body give me a tip of an anchor alarm, so I can sleep at night?
Thanks in advance

sailingfool 03-07-2006 05:22 PM

Most GPS units will have an anchor alarm feature. It may tend to false warnings when you swing, but a small price to pay...

Tom

administrator 03-07-2006 05:58 PM

as sailingfool said, most GPS unit have this feature with a programmable threshold for movement. If you get a GPS with "differential" they're very accurate. I forget what the manufacturers advertise but I've cruised by nav aids entering locals areas and my gps unit (a Furuno) showed the navaid a few feet from the boat when it was in fact "a few feet" from the boat.

I have not had to rely on it in the fog but after seeing it perform I would trust it.

genesis-uno 03-08-2006 09:49 AM

Thanks for the reply, but my GPS unit does not have this feature, with a programmable threshold for movement, is a Magellan colortrak.
I was thinking more on a mechanical type of alarm.
thanks


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