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Old 09-27-2008, 03:08 PM
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Default Garmins (TR1) new Autopilot out yet??

Last I herd it was Oct 1 release date. Anyone hear anything yet??
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Old 09-28-2008, 10:58 AM
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HEELLLOOOO GARMIN??????
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:22 PM
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Default Re: Garmins (TR1) new Autopilot out yet??

I have seen a few adds in magazines but haven't seen one on any boats... Mark
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Old 09-28-2008, 01:51 PM
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Default Re: Garmins (TR1) new Autopilot out yet??

i too am waiting um . . . impatiently
website states a fall release. sept 22 was official start of fall, so hopefully very soon.
i've heard Garmin is usually good in meeting their time expectations.
i too am a bit surprised someone on THT doesn't have the inside scoop on the release date.
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Old 09-28-2008, 03:15 PM
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Default Re: Garmins (TR1) new Autopilot out yet??

most up to date info I have is some pump modificiations are delaying the release....
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Old 09-28-2008, 08:11 PM
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They told me at the Newport, RI boat show it would be released Oct 1. That is Wed, this week.

Dear Garmin,
I would be more than happy to take a free unit in lieu of "testing" it for you. Please install ASAP on "Machria" and let me know when your done. So I can "test" it of course!

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Old 09-30-2008, 08:06 AM
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My Garmin dealer said we would not see it released this year.
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:40 AM
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Really??? Dude!!! Where is the LOVe in any of that??? I'm not feeling the love!!!!!

All I know is, it better be out and working (with most of the bugs out) BEFORE April 15st, 2009 when fishing season starts next spring!!

Im still waiting for Garmin to repond to my letter offering my services (aka, give me one) to test!!!
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:54 AM
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Change your name to Ben Ellison @ panbo.com and you might have a chance. Wearing a lab coat might help too...
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:09 PM
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Will do!! But who is Ben?
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Old 09-30-2008, 01:11 PM
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Electronics columnist for Power and Motoryacht magazine. Also has his own blog @ www.panbo.com He's got a marine electronics test lab in his basement and gets all kind of fun goodies to test out.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:32 PM
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Will anyone with a current TR-1 be able to upgrade by just getting the new ECU and display? I'm hoping the current pump, fluxgate compass, etc will be compatible.
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Old 09-30-2008, 04:57 PM
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Ready for new TR 1 ---converted to Hy steering -- new 1st mate says " I am tired of steering the boat"
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Old 09-30-2008, 06:16 PM
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Topend - 9/30/2008 7:32 PM

Will anyone with a current TR-1 be able to upgrade by just getting the new ECU and display? I'm hoping the current pump, fluxgate compass, etc will be compatible.
don't think so....
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:17 AM
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Eyehooker - 9/30/2008 7:57 PM

Ready for new TR 1 ---converted to Hy steering -- new 1st mate says " I am tired of steering the boat"
Huh???
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Old 10-01-2008, 11:34 AM
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I think he means that his mate tires of manual steering when underway (during long trips, maybe?). So in preparation to add the new Garmin autopilot, he's already upgraded to hydraulic steering. It's a requirement of the new system. Now's he's just waiting for the product to be released.

Take a look at the Garmin's decision matrix to configure the hydraulic pump.

http://www8.garmin.com/marine/PDF/config_document.pdf
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:45 PM
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You are correct-- on Lake Erie we troll for walleyes @ 1.5 - 2.0 mph for hours ---
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Old 10-01-2008, 12:58 PM
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LOL!! Thanks for the "Fresh watereese" translation!!

Me tired of steering also! Hellooooooooo Garmin!!!!!!
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Old 10-01-2008, 06:21 PM
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Update: possibly next week!
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Old 10-02-2008, 05:40 PM
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Glen E - 10/1/2008 9:21 PM

Update: possibly next week!
As in, next week the Garmin engineers are coming up to LI to install a test unit on Machria???
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