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I have a Garmin GPSMap4008 plotter and Garmin 200i VHF. Youy can connect using plug and play NMEA2000 network which is dead easy but does mean you have to install the NMEA network, which might not be worth it for just two items.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Doombar Dave Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 January 2014 at 9:43pm
 thanks for the advice all I want to do at the momment is to connect a VHF to the plotter which is garmin but can't remember what model it is, that why I thought it would be good to have a garmin radio. What is the best aerial to use hope to fix it to the cabin/wheelhouse.  Also think I will get an ipad for the boat so that I can use navonics.  Seems buying the boat was the cheap part !!!
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Took The boat out yesterday afternoon with the guys I am buying it from and spent the afternoon running though have everything works, putting the anchor in and retrieving the anchor with the buoy,putting the boat along side the pontoon .
Now feel a bit more confident but still a lot to learn.


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what  boat  did  you  end  up  with  mate
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Well done on getting your boat Dave.

Mark suggested earlier, doing the RYA Day skipper course, but if you are at the basics stage. you might consider doing the practical 2 day power boat handling course with your son first. Excellent course for all the basics of boat handling, safety, navigation marks, using your electronics etc. An instructor would spend the two days with you on your boat, so you learn more about your boat at the same time.
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Hi Dave. Martyns suggestion is spot on if like me you are new to this. I got my boat in May and did the RYA level two. Instructor picked the boat up with me from Southampton and we braught her back to Chichester on the course.F5 all the way. A bit more £ than joining a group course but two of you on your own boat for two days is well worth it. He even threw in a free vhf course the next month. Practice, practice and more practice. Stay safe, have fun and catch lots of fish.
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If you go for any training course make sure that you ask what boat will be used.

I lost count of how many times I've done boating courses in a flaming RIB.   They don't handle like a proper boat so the experience isn't worthwhile.
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The boat that I have bought is a Parker 660 pilothouse with a 115 outboard, I think is really nice .
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Originally posted by Doombar Dave Doombar Dave wrote:

The boat that I have bought is a Parker 660 pilothouse with a 115 outboard, I think is really nice .


I think it's really nice too!

Just had a look on google and they look a cracking bit of kit
Congratulations!

You're going to have some fun!
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Originally posted by Doombar Dave Doombar Dave wrote:

The boat that I have bought is a Parker 660 pilothouse with a 115 outboard, I think is really nice .
one hell of a first boat , well done and enjoy
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