does this deal seem too good to be true

PaulR

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no connection with gael force other than receiving their promotional e mails but have today got one offering a navman chart plotter and a navman dsc vhf for

Navman Tracker 5110
+
Navman 7110 DSC VHF
For Only
£289.90

not something I am wanting or needing at the moment but seems like a stunning deal (confess have not checked how much these things normally cost or are available for elsewhere)- seems stunning that you can get a chart plotter and a vhf (separate units) for the price of 9 nights for my boat in a solent marina!

have thought about changing current vhf for one with dsc but can't be bothered to go through another vhf exam as I understand my current license would not allow me to have a dsc set - is that right?
 

JREdginton

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as I understand my current license would not allow me to have a dsc set - is that right

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If it don't say DCS 'tis true /forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif You can get ripped off just a little bit less by doing the 1/2 day conversion though /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
 

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That's very cheap as the Tracker 5110 is about £249 but it is a small monochrome plotter and perhaps it is not selling well so there is a clear out. You don't get popular kit at give away prices.

If it's what you would buy if you were buying then great but if it's not really what you would want then don't get sucked in.
 

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You could use the VHF but not program the MMSI number and hence not activate the DSC function. I believe in that case that you would still be legal.

Alan.
 
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