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bluewaterpirate posted 06-02-2007 01:33 PM ET (US)   Profile for bluewaterpirate   Send Email to bluewaterpirate  
Here are a few videos of Tropical Storm Barry as displayed on my Garmin 545. My wife and I were heading offshore this morning but we changed our mins. Thanks for indulging me in regards to XM Weather functionality .... I just think it gives you a leg up in regards to safety especially if you fish offshore. 18200502/file.jpg


ConB posted 06-02-2007 08:59 PM ET (US)     Profile for ConB  Send Email to ConB     
Watching your latest videos I was thinking about my Dad teaching me to navigate in the late 1960s. On the sailboat we had a compass, sumlog, paper charts, and a Heath-kit flasher depth sounder.

We knew bad weather was coming looking at the clouds just before we got wet.

I like the new way better.


grantrobarts posted 06-03-2007 07:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for grantrobarts  Send Email to grantrobarts     
I didn't realize that you can get all the NOAA Buoy data as well on the new XM WX. That is a very nice feature to have.
bluewaterpirate posted 06-03-2007 09:57 AM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
One more video of the buoy weather .....


Ranjr13 posted 06-04-2007 05:49 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ranjr13  Send Email to Ranjr13     
I bought a 545s a month ago for my dad - awesome unit - every time I view one of your extremely detailed reviews, I learn more about the unit for when I get to use it and consider upgrading it to the vision chip and XM! Nice job with your reviews!


bluewaterpirate posted 06-04-2007 08:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for bluewaterpirate  Send Email to bluewaterpirate     
Thanks ... I knew Garmin would take care of you.
pglein posted 06-06-2007 04:31 PM ET (US)     Profile for pglein  Send Email to pglein     
I sometimes wonder how we ever got by without all this fancy stuff.
Ranjr13 posted 06-08-2007 11:15 AM ET (US)     Profile for Ranjr13  Send Email to Ranjr13     
I love the stuff, but am always cautiously optimistic that it will work when I need it the most. I subscribe to Murphy's law, which states that the best of equipment will serve the vast majority of boaters well most of the time, but fail me at the point when I need it the most like in bad weather, a rescue situation etc. Other than my being paranoid, this stuff is fantastic!


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