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    Re: Deviation plot
    From: Pierre Boucher
    Date: 2002 Feb 5, 12:56 -0500

    >I don't have the Mariner, but I suspect that it may be similar to the
    >other Garmins in that it has a fluxgate compass.  Mine, the "Summit"
    >uses the compass to display "Heading" if you're not moving fast enough
    >to do it via GPS (or so the manual claims).  Probably OK for walking around
    >but hopeless for sailing.  To make matters worse, they may use the same
    >manual for several different models.
    
    Only the Summit and the Vista in the eTrex serie have a fluxgate
    compass.  From test of these models the compass works OK if you are
    stationnary (no big help for sailing).  The moment you move,... gone is the
    compass.
    
    Pierre Boucher
    
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