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28-08-2002, 02:41 PM
I am about to purchase a magellan meridian handheld from boat show
and was wondering where to download any available software.ie mapsend data etc
Apparently this model comes with a pc interphase cable
Any help would be appreciated
thanks in advance
28-08-2002, 11:36 PM
I can tell you this much, stop looking that software ate www.bighooters.com it is not on that site.
I will ask atthe boatshow for you
29-08-2002, 02:30 AM
G'Day Poppy Ray.
Have a look at http://www.easygps.com/default.asp
They are free and support the Magellan range.
It's also worthwhile looking at the Magellan Aussie site. There are software tools available (for purchase) there - see http://www.magellan.com.au/accessories/?acc_group=Software
29-08-2002, 02:46 AM
G'Day Poppy_Ray,Do you have any prices yet or are you gunna just shop around when you get there?,I too am looking at a few different units & prices & was wondering what price range to consider,some of the $400 to $600 jobs look good but I'm starting to think as I'm only using it in the bay & 'round the Pin that it maybe a case of overkill on my part.Cheers Touchy.><> ><>.
29-08-2002, 03:38 AM
I bought my GPS over 2 years ago now - got a Lowrance GlobalNav12.
I've found the handheld suitable for the type of fishing I do. I use it mostly for way point storage and rarely for actually navigation. The beauty about handhelds is that you can take them on a beach as well - makes finding those gutters at night pretty easy.
Lots of good units about. So long as you go for a respected brand you will be fine. I paid around $450 for mine and that included a mount. I expect that prices will be a bit less now and there should be some specials at the boat show.
BTW - I think I saw you heading down to Crusoe prior to the "Trip" earlier this month. I was the Explorer (blue boat cover) towing the dinghy and it's passengers back to Cabbage Tree Pt.
Good luck with your shopping.
30-08-2002, 05:17 AM
Thanks to Touchy and Michael for your response
I had a mate pick up a meridian at boat show for $629 and comes preloaded with a topo map of Australia & New Zealand
The best price here in Townsville was $689
Thanks again fellas, and will I make another posting when I learn how to "drive" the thing Regards Poppy Ray
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