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Garmin vs. Magellan vs. Lowrance
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jambro
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 1:00 am    Post subject: Garmin vs. Magellan vs. Lowrance Reply with quote

Yeah, well, Garmin, good luck with that! Guess I'll have to go move my caches around, make them EXTRA hard for you mister! Heh...

Magellans rule!


edited by dachebo on 2/13/06 to change subject name to include 3rd brand name.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jambro, you move them like 30' according to your Magellen and they'll be closer to the real GPS coordinates Wink

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

celticwulf wrote:
Jambro, you move them like 30' according to your Magellen and they'll be closer to the real GPS coordinates Wink

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What???!! That hurt.... Sad
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jambro wrote:
celticwulf wrote:
Jambro, you move them like 30' according to your Magellen and they'll be closer to the real GPS coordinates Wink

Celticwulf


What???!! That hurt.... Sad


And then when we go on Wednesdays to find them in a group, the trusty LOWRANCE and I will still be FTF Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 12, 2006 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jambro wrote:
celticwulf wrote:
Jambro, you move them like 30' according to your Magellen and they'll be closer to the real GPS coordinates Wink

Celticwulf


What???!! That hurt.... Sad


Don't worry Jambro...the reason I have to pick the cache's this week is because I was trying to make sure someone took your place looking 20-30 feet away from ground zero like you do. Nothing really against Magellans in general...just yours Wink

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least we Magellan users never have to wite in our logs "Poor sat reception due to tree cover" or "Couldn't get a good reading due to cloud cover(?)".

Go Jambro!
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 8:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only the silly non-color e-Trex users have that problem. The new antennas make the newer Garmin units work just as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 13, 2006 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My geo buddy has a magellan and I have a garmin and there are things we have in common that results in DNF's

1. Muggles got it (what worst is to drive out of your way for a this type of DNF).
2. Cache over 60 feet from posted coordinates. Anything less-I hope to find.
3. Buried in snow-that why I say-Is it spring yet?! Laughing (I got a list just waiting for the thaw in the "tundra").
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2006 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After buying the Lowrance you'll still have gas money left over to go find the cache...
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 12:12 am    Post subject: Re: Garmin vs. Magellan vs. Lowrance Reply with quote

jambro wrote:
Yeah, well, Garmin, good luck with that! Guess I'll have to go move my caches around, make them EXTRA hard for you mister! Heh...

Magellans rule!


edited by dachebo on 2/13/06 to change subject name to include 3rd brand name.


OK Jambro, you got me so far. But that may be just because I am a rookie. I suppose I will need to read some more news.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FWIW...

I called Lowrance tech support with a problem I had wit ha card reader I bought. I quickly described the problem to the person, then he started in with the name, phone number, address speech. I got through that and he simply said the new part would be there in 2- 3 days. No returns, no hassles, no anything. I was stunned. "That's what we do." is all he said to me before saying goodbye.

Very impressed.

Does Gargellan do that?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

HugoBear wrote:
FWIW...

I called Lowrance tech support with a problem I had wit ha card reader I bought. I quickly described the problem to the person, then he started in with the name, phone number, address speech. I got through that and he simply said the new part would be there in 2- 3 days. No returns, no hassles, no anything. I was stunned. "That's what we do." is all he said to me before saying goodbye.

Very impressed.

Does Gargellan do that?


I don't worry about that cause I don't have one of them newfangled card reader thingies. I gots me a thumb!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jambro wrote:
HugoBear wrote:
Does Gargellan do that?

I don't worry about that cause I don't have one of them newfangled card reader thingies. I gots me a thumb!

Do you use that thumb a lot for hitchhiking when your Magellan leads you miles from where you parked? Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 01, 2006 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
jambro wrote:
HugoBear wrote:
Does Gargellan do that?

I don't worry about that cause I don't have one of them newfangled card reader thingies. I gots me a thumb!

Do you use that thumb a lot for hitchhiking when your Magellan leads you miles from where you parked? Laughing Laughing


Oh, so that's how it is, you too GeoPierce?? OOOkkkkkkkk.......
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

On a recent trip, a friend of mine had a Magellan, and he’d left it in his car....he was sort of worried, because it wasn’t the best neighborhood. We weren’t in the store long, because I knew he was concerned. Sure enough, when we got back to the car, they had somehow broke in, and now instead of one, there were three Magellans in there. Sheesh! Sad
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