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Old 04-07-2003, 05:08 AM
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When navigating to small structure in around 100' of water what page do you use to get to the structure? I can find larger spots, no problem, but have trouble finding the small subtle spots that I have previously located. I have a 582L so seeing the structure isn't a problem once I get there.My problem is getting close enough. I have been using the compase page and haven't really tried the others. Thought that you veterans might give me some insight.
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Old 04-07-2003, 05:32 AM
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My preference is the map page...zoomed way in. It gives me a better idea of where I am in relation to my mark. Remember, accuracy varies and can easily be 50-100' off (or more) so you'll still need that depthfinder once your close.

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Old 04-07-2003, 06:32 AM
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map page...with breadcrumb tracking on so I can see where I've already looked.
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Old 04-07-2003, 08:27 AM
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I have made quite a few post on the 182, I am very unhappy with mine, not because of the unit but the charts are a step back in time. Garmin is now going to sell a $150 fishing chart, you will get to have two charts, one for navigation and one for fishing. The old G charts had both fishing and navigation. When you call them and complain they just tell you about how wonderful the charts are, it is all about money for them. I am now in the process of manually adding my spots that were on the G chart as waypoints in the 182c, I used to do that 10 years ago with Loran C. I guess I have not had the service that everybody raves about from Garmin as I bought a new in the box 210 that you could not read in the sun and was told by Garmin to put pantyhose on it so I could see it, that is quite a fix for a $900 unit, so I sold it and bought the 182c to find out that the bluecharts are junk for fishing out of Texas.
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Old 04-08-2003, 08:12 AM
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Fileman,

Surely Garmin would not charge you a huge price to "upgrade" your map software?

Or would they?

Cost of the hardware product is one thing, cost of maintenance of software is another.

It's my opinion that Garmin makes the best hardware, but their software and updates for software are priced out somewhere near the orbit of Pluto.

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Old 04-10-2003, 10:20 AM
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Newy, the manual recommends to use the compass page when you get close to your waypoint. I use the bar or map page when running to the waypoint but once I arrive within .01 or less to the waypoint I found that the compass is the easiest and more precise. I just sent my 188C back to Garmin within a 2 weeks after I installed it the screen started to fade from the inside making it hard to see during the day.I love this unit but this screen problem has me discussed, this unit was 1500.00. Hopefully they'll take care of the problem and this wont happen again.Hope this works for you. Reel Smoker.
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