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Hi Marc & Karen

I use a hand held type (Garmin GPS ll+), you can pick them up cheap s/h (£20 - £30) on eBay as most people want colour screens, post code seraching etc these days hence the low prices.  It give speed and all the usualy bits and bobs and runs from 4 AA batts, 12v and connects to a PC with a data/power lead.

Aldi in Gt Yarmouth  have the Geko for, I think, £79.00.

John

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This is the type I use. Ref my PM.
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We have one of these C120and a back up one of these GPS, and can recommend both, but seriously, either of the units you describe will do the job of giving you a reasonable indication of speed, they are more suited to straight line navigation and may not be as accurate as a differential marine unit especially at lower speed on windy rivers, but as I said either will suffice so whichever you fancy is probably the one you will be happy with.

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As we only want speed and distances information, we use a small hand-held Garmin eTrex unit. They're around the £60-£80 mark I think...

John

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Personally I would avoid the unit Maplin are selling. It's not a known brand and so you're unlikely to be able to get mapping or updates for it.

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I have a Tomtom for use in the car but have tried it on the boat, it gives SOG and shows that you are on the river most of the time although Salhouse Broad is shown as a field. I also have a Lowrance iFinder Go which I have switched on all the time as I am attempting to chart the Broads on my PC.
I find the advantages of the iFinder are that the batteries last for 48 hours (so long as you dont use the backlight), it records a track of where you have been and from a SOG point of view it gives a decimal place of your speed.
The speed limits are designed to keep wash to a minimum and that requires speed through the water so I rely on a NASA log for boat speed.
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Hi All

Thanks for all the help and info - I'm going to work my way thru the links in your posts and get some info from there.
As always very appreciative of the help

Stan - the speed limits on the broads are speed over ground and not speed thru water. Salhouse a field? Well I suppose it is just quite a soggy one LOL

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Stan,

Sounds like you're keen on the iFinder Go? I've been thinking about getting one mainly because it looks good value for the £85 they seem to be going for now. I have a TomTom Go Classic but as you say it's not really for boating.

The Lowrance seems to come with UK mapping installed.. What's the quality like?

John


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