Thread: GPS information
06-04-2006, 10:52 PM #1
FYI.... the Garmin 60CS GPS does NOT float.
This concludes this public service announcement.
06-04-2006, 10:53 PM #2
uh oh. someone had an accident!
06-04-2006, 10:54 PM #3
neither does the forerunner 201.. G/F dropped it in the water for about a half hour about 4' deep still works though
06-04-2006, 11:34 PM #4
Well, I did jump in the water after it.... couldn't reach the bottom, the current as 1.5mph, and there were gators out... expensive toy to lose. I'm going to get a Forerunner to replace it.
06-04-2006, 11:46 PM #5
Neither does Maui Jim's nor My girlfriends Mother. ...I'll always miss the Maui Jims and Her Mother won't come out on the boat with me.
06-04-2006, 11:54 PM #6
My Ray-Bans didn't float when I got my first waverunner.... so I bought another pair, got some floaties for them, went riding. Wiped out again, so I saw the floaties in the water, swam over, found the floaties but no Ray-Bans. Ever since then I've worn $14 Wal Mart shades, and NEVER lost a pair.
Smitty's 3rd law of PWC's; The chances of losing an item in the water go up logarithmicly with the value of the item.
06-05-2006, 12:12 AM #7
06-05-2006, 12:23 AM #8
Funny how those expensive GPS mounts only make sense AFTER you lose the $600 GPS.
06-05-2006, 01:26 AM #9
I had the expensive GPS mount... it held it great, I felt quite sure it wouldn't get knocked out my jumping waves or anything... I just didn't think I had to worry about me kicking it out of the mount while spinning around on the seat while drifting.
06-05-2006, 01:50 AM #10
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Here's a little tip for making tethers for GPS units ...
I use fishing trace equipment. Jinkai is the best ... has great trace wire and crush tubes that they make Tuna or Marlin traces from ...
There is even a sexy little undo-do-up stainless clip to fast change lures.
Run the trace line (stainless steel plastic coated or heavy monofilament trace) through a small hole drilled in mount and compress crush tube over it ... run suitable length to clip attachment point at GPS unit. Crimp the line to the undo-do-up clip and you have a 200lb breaking strain tether on your GPS that undoes simply !!
Your local fishing tackle guy will have the crimping pliers and gear and make one up for a few bucks !!
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