My 2 and a half year old GPS was starting too look a little tatty, the velcro on the strap was going, there were scratches and dropplets appearing inside the water proof case.
Now lets be fair this GPS is has had a rugged existance. Its a wrist watch type waterproof job. Its survived 2 oceans, and a lot of dinghy races. When I say races I'm talkin RS 600 not a wendy house and a bracing moors walk. I mean full on pitch poles, bruises and a monday morning limp.
Garmin unlike most companies who leave you annoyed frutsrated and ranting (Vodafail and NT Bloody L t quote my 2 most hated at present) Garmin are wodnerfull. Despite my warentee haveing warn off When Norhtern Rock still looked like a sound investment they said they "Repair" them ata flat fee of £43. And they explained that repair means they send you a new one, with a years warrentee.
Not Bloody Bad! £43 for a new GPS.
Well done Garmin - I would recomend them and the Fortrex GPS's thouraghly. Their great!
Been Playing with technology again, due to the Unique way it works Its ended up off my websites content management system. Went to Bognor and Back on a beach cat Saturday and Sunday. It wasn't a race (even though we were first baot back). Anyway the animated tracks for are avaialble bellow:
Data curtesy of Me(Garmin Fortrex201 GPS), James and Nick Hobie 18F with Kite, Chung(Velocitec Speedpuck GPS) and John Topaz CX16 with kite, Toby and Rog(Garmin Fortrex 201 GPS) Hobie 16 S***box.