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Old 27-12-2014, 08:14   #1
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I just started Following a spot link that a cruiser put on the cruiser forms on Facebook there going from Pensacola to Key West pretty cool watching the router there taking anyone else use that while they're cruising

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Old 27-12-2014, 08:24   #2
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I just started Following a spot link that a cruiser put on the cruiser forms on Facebook there going from Pensacola to Key West pretty cool watching the router there taking anyone else use that while they're cruising

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We are also heading to Key West from Pensacola, we went as far as Port Charlotte Harbour and then came home for Christmas, heading back down today.

We have followed others with the "Spot", and decided to purchase one for ourselves, and will use it when we resume our trip to the Keys, back up to Marathon and over to the Bahamas. Cool tool!

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Old 28-12-2014, 07:34   #3
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I have it's big brother the "In Reach"
Worked great , tracking was flawless, back up GPS
satalite text system was great, worked from the Baltic across Biscay
And all the way to the Med
I really great feature is that for a 25 dollar fee per year you keep the device
Registered but can turn airtime off and on monthly
Great piece of kit
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i use first gen spot with no problems whatsoever.
my momma wants to know where to have the cat food sent when i croak.......
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Spot provides CF with much amusement...
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Just make sure you place it somewhere that it can see the sky, and configure it so it updates less frequently than the default or you'll burn through batteries pretty quick. I think they have a model that you can hardwire but again make sure you place it where it can talk to the satellites.
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I just started Following a spot link that a cruiser put on the cruiser forms on Facebook there going from Pensacola to Key West pretty cool watching the router there taking anyone else use that while they're cruising

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Why didn't you post the link?
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Earlier this year Richard on the trawler Daunless crossed the Atlantic. He had an In Reach. I was able to follow him all the way and even send and receive text messages with him over my cell phone. It was amazing.
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Old 28-12-2014, 11:37   #9
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http://share.findmespot.com/shared/f...tjbF5b0Y6IxLf7

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There ya go.

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Yellowbrick is another one you may want to check out.
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We are on our third one, never cruise without it. Great fun for all our friends to keep up with us.

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Does it only keep the last 50 entries?

Seems good for tracking, but not as good for seeing the whole trip.
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spot tracks will keep a week. make a path on your puter and save it for durability.
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