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As an aside, what happens to contents of dog waste bins ?

Deep landfill I believe. My understanding is that its classed as hazardous waste.

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A truck full turns over on motorway, that would be some conversation.
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The Ronstan Clear-start works fine for me. Reliable so far; too chunky for everyday wear though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Do Different Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 17 at 8:02am
I simply use an analogue watch with a coloured sweep second hand. For me it's more intuitive to read than numbers and can "sync" with a glance, no need to press buttons or risk of missed presses.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadrock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 17 at 10:27am
The last thing I want to do in the last ten seconds or so is to look down at a watch-face. During the final minute the Ronstan has a long beep every ten seconds, with an every-second count-down for the last 15. This leaves me free to concentrate on my positioning.

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Originally posted by didlydon

Has anyone mentioned Casio? I've had one...oooooo.....must be for about 12 years now. Very good. I think it cost about 25 back then

......buying a cheap replacement strap for one today as it happens......casio seapathfinder that is.
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Not a fan of the Seapathfinder as the screen is small and my ageing eyes can't cope with it.

Having said that, the better half in the front end of the boat finds it perfectly adequate.

Horses for courses.  Cheap watch for her let's me indulge in the greater functionality of the Optimum, although I will probably give a Ronstan Clearstart a go when I need to replace my current Optimum watches.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote transient Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 17 at 5:22pm
Originally posted by jaydub

Not a fan of the Seapathfinder as the screen is small and my ageing eyes can't cope with it.

Having said that, the better half in the front end of the boat finds it perfectly adequate.





Know what you mean, my eyes can still just about cope with it but no doubt it won't be long. My better half in the front uses one like a fob watch as one half of her strap has busted.

....anyway cheap replacement strap found and fitted. 3.95 at a local jewelers. 0504 Strap width is 16mm






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Only problem with the Casio or Timex for me is I can no longer read them!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote deadrock Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Aug 17 at 10:12am
The Sea-Pathfinder is well-nigh indestructible. I have two (one bought as a backup, never necessary), but now I need my specs to read the dial, so they're no longer any use to me for sailing. And the sound signal sequence is rubbish (though audible) and there's no sync function. All factors which led me to the Ronstan, which has BIG numbers. As an experiment I put clear plastic tape over the dial to minimise scratches, and this seems to be working. Has anyone got feedback on the Gill watch?
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