[Coral-List] need GPS recommendations
reefball at reefball.com
Tue Jun 28 10:45:22 EDT 2011
The Reef Ball Foundation volunteer teams have standardized on the Garmin
GPSmap 60CSx which is a reasonably priced waterproof hand held unit that
links easily into Google Earth.
We have not had any flood yet but we don't dive with them just snorkel. I
often add a plastic zip lock bag to mine just as an extra safety measure and
I put a generous bit of clear grease or vasoline over the cable connection
points even though they have rubber seals too.
I have found the units to be very accurate and they boot fast too when
traveling large distances.
Todd R Barber
Chairman, Reef Ball Foundation
3305 Edwards Court
Greenville, NC 27858
941-720-7549 (Cell & Goggle Voice)
www,reefball.org (Reef Ball Foundation)
www.artificialreefs.org (Designed Artificial Reefs)
www.reefbeach.com (Reefs for Beach Erosion)
www.eternalreefs.com (Memorial Reefs)
www.reefball.com (Reef Ball Foundation)
On Mon, Jun 27, 2011 at 11:41 AM, <freeds at pdx.edu> wrote:
> Dear Coral-Listers,
> Can anyone recommend an easy to use, durable, handheld GPS unit?
> The units are carried in the water while snorkeling. We use a
> combination of waterproof cases and bags to protect them, but there is
> occasional leakage. We use the units to mark our research sites out on
> the water, so we just need to be able to see the coordinates of our
> locations, no maps or fancy features necessary.
> We need something that can handle some water contact and that has a
> TRULY watertight battery compartment- the compartments in our newer
> units corroded despite being 'water tight'. We also need the unit to
> withstand normal wear and tear of frequent battery changes and
> button-pressing, which our newer units did not either. I have a single
> unit that is about 12 years old; it has held up great and has outlived
> the newer ones we tried (Garmin 72H). We would appreciate any
> recommendations on waterproof bags or hard cases as well.
> Sarah Freed
> Environmental Science and Management
> Portland State University
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