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Help Please - Best viewing for the H2Oc on the boat?

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I recently purchased an H2Oc gps with the lake information. Yesterday was the first day I tried it in the boat. I mounted it to my boat using one of those RAM mounts. Everything works great but I have trouble seeing the screen...I believe due to the sunlight. And when my shadow goes across the screen I can't see it at all. I'm sure you guys have run into this situation before.

What's the best advice for viewing the H2Oc on the boat? Any special setting I should put it on?

Thanks for the advice guys.

F.L. Sniper

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Use the power cord and turn the back lite on.

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I will give that a try...thanks.

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I agree..that is what I do with mine....I also think there is a contrast setting that can be adjusted...might help a little more.

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Use the light. Makes a ton of difference. Also, try to find a way to have the H2O powered by your 12V battery. Saves juice on the AA.

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Well I stopped by the auto store last night and picked up a cigerette adapter so I can run the H2Oc off my boat battery. I installed it last night...and set the H2Oc so its light is "continous" and I adjusted its "brightness" to high...so hopefully that will help things....or at least get them as good as they can be. I guess I'll find out this weekend. grin.gif

I am a novice with this H2Oc so if you have any more tips please let me know...(i.e. best setting to have when fishing, when traveling, etc.)

Thanks you guys...awesome site! grin.gif

F.L. Sniper

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I hope your setting adjustments work. I returned the H2OC and got the H2O for the reasons you stated. The H2OC is difficult to see in bright sunlight, either direct or indirect. I did a side-by-side comparison between the two and the H2O was better. In low light the H2OC was much better.

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I find myself tilting mine all over the place to get a good angle too. I have wondered about the high contrast setting - might be for night use - wonder if this would help.

Cabela's has a screen magnifier that connects to the RAM mount and goosenecks what appears to be a magnifying glass the same size as the screen over the unit. This may be an option too.

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Try a Garmin.. my 76CS is great.. the brighter the sun the better.

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