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iwanttofish 02-09-2012 02:59 PM

Garmin Classes?
 
Is there anyone that puts on a seminar or classes on using the Garmin equip. I can use mine but would like to know more about it.

garyk 02-10-2012 02:39 PM

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Great idea!

4200 series and radar, please!

Dave B 02-10-2012 03:36 PM

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Originally Posted by garyk (Post 4003523)
Great idea!

4200 series and radar, please!

Now I'd be interested in that!

the_admeral 02-10-2012 03:59 PM

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There are some instructional DVDs out there. I did a quick search and found these.
http://www.bennettmarine.com/gps.html

Most brands have some kind of instructional DVD. Don't forget YouTube.

Dave B 02-10-2012 08:51 PM

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Originally Posted by the_admeral (Post 4003615)
There are some instructional DVDs out there. I did a quick search and found these.
http://www.bennettmarine.com/gps.html

Most brands have some kind of instructional DVD. Don't forget YouTube.

I have a manual and know the basics, but I was interested in "tips and tricks" in how to use the unit. Maybe there aren't any? I've never seen one of the Bennett videos but they sound fairly basic. Has anyone ever used one?

One thing that I've always thought Lowrance does right is to promote seminars, etc. on how to use their gear. Years ago I went to one of their seminars on how to read and understand their fish finders. It was fun and I learned quite a bit. It doesn't seem like Garmin is in to that kind of thing.

gregsalmon 02-23-2012 07:38 PM

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One of the reasons I like Garmin stuff so much is I never have had to read the owners manual, they just are so well designed you can start pushing buttons and away ya go.

bifmalibu 02-23-2012 08:03 PM

I second that ease of use. I was pushing buttons on one this week and it all just made sense. Doing that with a lowrance led me into all sorts of sub categories. The garmin just seemed a lot easier to use.

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Slow Drag-on 02-26-2012 09:34 AM

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:agree:

The Bennett Marine videos are great.

dutchvon60 02-26-2012 09:47 AM

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Originally Posted by iwanttofish (Post 4002078)
Is there anyone that puts on a seminar or classes on using the Garmin equip. I can use mine but would like to know more about it.

better fish and tell stories than to just tell stories

Seon 02-26-2012 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by dutchvon60 (Post 4025174)
better fish and tell stories than to just tell stories

Huh?? :confused:

AV8R 03-03-2012 03:10 PM

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Click on the link. Scroll down to "On the water"

http://www8.garmin.com/learningcente...ing/index.html

iwanttofish 03-04-2012 10:38 AM

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Not much help for me on my combo unit, I have the 551s with the chip.

Seon 03-19-2012 09:41 PM

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The storm finally passed and I was to get my boat on the river to try out my new 4212's networked to each other. I spent from 8 am to 6 pm trolling for Stripers and familiarizing myself with the units.
I sure could have used info from a "how to use a Garmin" seminar today :palm:.
I did make head way, but it seemed like I was trying to "re-invent" the wheel :whistle:.

Dave B 03-20-2012 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Seon (Post 4056670)
The storm finally passed and I was to get my boat on the river to try out my new 4212's networked to each other. I spent from 8 am to 6 pm trolling for Stripers and familiarizing myself with the units.
I sure could have used info from a "how to use a Garmin" seminar today :palm:.
I did make head way, but it seemed like I was trying to "re-invent" the wheel :whistle:.

Seon,
Glad to hear that you got them up and running. I've been wondering how they turned out. How about a photo showing how you ended up mounting them?
You're right about Garmin's lack of nice "how to" information. I've poured over everything I can find on the net and their own on-line videos, but most of it's pretty generic. They could do better.

Seon 03-20-2012 10:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave B (Post 4056994)
Seon,
... Garmin's lack of nice "how to" information.
...They could do better.

Yes sir, they certainly should do better. At any rate, I was able to push all the buttons and navigate thru most screens but some was not too clear as to the "how to".

Here's a pic of the two 4212 that's networked and I mounted on the dash. Being that the units are so large, I didn't want to buy a mount that would set them any higher so I used a Scotty rod holder for each. Then I bought Delrin 1-1/2" round stock from Tap's Plastic, turned it down on my lathe to fit the holder. The other advantage of using the rod holders is the quick removal of each unit to store in the house after every fishing trip :wink:

http://www.interstateplastics.com/im...hiterodweb.jpg

I just took these pics in the driveway to show how they look....works for me :whistle:

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../401696850.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../401696852.jpg

http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL160.../401696854.jpg

Dave B 03-20-2012 10:57 AM

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Wow, very slick! Using the fish holders was a good idea, too.


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